A tribute to Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Knight, KCB, AFC

We are very sad to share news that, on Monday 28 November 2022, Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Knight, former VTST Chairman, passed away. Sir Michael enjoyed a 36 year career in the RAF, where he gained experience in a wide variety of operational and staff roles and flew well over 100 types of aircraft, including the […]

November update from Vulcan to the Sky Trust

Although we are unable to give a running commentary on the plans to leave Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA), behind the scenes the team are working very hard. We are in discussion with partners, such as the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), to decide which of the two potential sites that we have in negotiation is the […]

October update from Vulcan to the Sky Trust

In August, we advised that our lease at Doncaster Sheffield Airport would not be renewed and that we would have to leave the site by the end of June 2023. Since early Spring this year, we have been exploring options for XH558 to leave Doncaster. XH558 flew into the airport in March 2011 and we […]

Autumn update from Vulcan to the Sky Trust

Many of you will have seen the sad news that Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) is to cease operating as an airport later this year and our thoughts go to the employees, many of whom we have worked closely with for many years. We informed you all in our last newsletter that Peel Group, owners of […]

Vulcan XH558 set to leave Doncaster Sheffield Airport in 2023

The Avro Vulcan XH558 is getting ready to take the next step in its journey as it prepares to leave Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) in June 2023. The Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST), the charity behind the restoration and return to flight of XH558, have been renting space on the airfield from DSA for […]

Lack of funding means the Vulcan Experience is unable to progress

The Vulcan to the Sky (VTTS) charity have been unable to meet the fundraising deadline to raise the £2.2m needed to progress plans to build The Vulcan Experience at Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Michael Trotter, development director at the Trust said: “It is with a heavy heart that we have announced that our plans for The […]

First Anniversary of the Death of Robert Pleming

We are approaching the first anniversary of the untimely loss of our inspirational chief executive Dr Robert Pleming. Robert brought the iconic avro Vulcan XH558 back to Doncaster to her former RAF home and worked tirelessly to promote the area, its heritage and developed a vision for the future that will bring people to the […]

Why green technology must be at the heart of new aviation visitor experience

Green Technology Hub

The Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST) is currently fundraising to build The Vulcan Experience at Doncaster Sheffield Airport and a green technology will be at the heart of the experience. The Green Technology Hub (GTH) will give young people an insight into how scientists and engineers are tackling the climate change challenge. The charity […]

Vulcan to the Sky charity appeal has eight weeks to hit target

The Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST) has until the end of the year to hit its fundraising target of £2.2 million needed to secure a mortgage and build a new home for Avro Vulcan XH558. The charity has until December 31 to raise the monies needed to take the legacy of the charity’s founder […]

Vulcan XH558 Engineering and Events Update – October 2021

Last Sunday 24 October, saw a damp start to the day as our volunteer engineering team headed out to the airfield for an early start, where they found the pot of gold that is XH558 at the end of the rainbow.   They were in for a long day. XH558 made her final landing in 2015, and almost 6 […]