From the earliest days of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust’s work, the charity has always had two guiding principles, to honour those who served us in the past and to inspire future generations to help maintain the United Kingdom’s historic role at the forefront of innovation in aviation.
We are proud to announce a major fundraising campaign to build The Vulcan Experience, a dedicated new home for Vulcan XH558 at Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) that will embody those guiding principles in a unique and memorable centre.
A return of the “Vulcan Experience” with full access to the iconic Avro Vulcan XH558, where visitors will be able to hear and see the story of her history, her restoration to flight in 2007 and the part played by the RAF’s V-Force aircraft in preserving the peace during the Cold War.
To honour the men and women who lost their lives keeping us safe during the Cold War, a “V-Force Memorial Wall” will be erected.
You can help to build Vulcan XH558’s new home, honour those who served us in the past and to inspire future generations.
For a donation of £30 or £50 you, or a nominated person will become an XH558 Guardian Member for 12 months, and your benefits will include:
• Regular e-mail newsletters with Vulcan news and members only articles on the VTST web site including up-to-the-minute new build up-dates from the site of the new hangar, news on XH558 including maintenance up-dates plus progress on the development of the Vulcan Experience and the Green Technology Hub.
• A certificate for you to frame to show your support.
• A bi-annual full colour Guardians’ magazine.
• Advanced access to Vulcan XH558 events when released.
Your name in perpetuity on a new hangar Safeguard exhibit, which will be displayed next to Vulcan XH558 in her new hangar when it is built. The exhibit will honour all those who will have made the new home possible
Your chosen name will be placed on the bomb-bay fuel tank removed from XH558 after she flew into Bruntingthorpe Airfield on the 23 March 1993, her last flight in RAF Service.
A reproduction of Vulcan XH558’s Aircraft Identification Plate displaying the unique details of this remarkable aircraft.
The original aircraft ID plate is still fitted to XH558 today, mounted on the rear wall of the nose-wheel bay.
Your name in perpetuity on a new hangar Safeguard exhibit. Your chosen name will be placed on one of the two Vulcan wing tips that will form the exhibit that will be displayed next to XH558 in her new hangar home when it is built.
The two specially-mounted original Vulcan port and starboard wing tips are major items from the spares purchased from the MoD when XH558 left RAF service and are from the mid-1960s era.