The Vulcan to the Sky Trust is a registered charity. It owns and maintains Avro Vulcan XH558, which was the last of the RAF V-Force aircraft. It relies on generous support from the public to deliver its inspirational and educational mission. The Trust’s signature annual raffle forms an important part of its fundraising throughout the year.
XH558 has been featured in numerous TV programmes, and has been watched by millions in documentaries such as "Falkland’s Most Daring Raid" and "Guy Martin’s Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber."
“The fact our annual raffles are such a big success demonstrates the magnitude of the public’s affection and support for XH558.”
- John Sharman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Fitted with a rain sensor, auto headlight activation, air conditioning, an on-board computer and a host of other equipment fitted as standard. There are also optional extras fitted such as sport seats, Yours Fibre Alloy Interior, cruise control with brake function and much more.
It will also be a rather special MINI because of one fascinating fact – it will be one of the last ever MINIs to come off the production line in this historically famous racing colour!
The MINI is an iconic example of British engineering at its world-beating best, just like the Avro Vulcan.
It was the ingenious decision of early sixties innovation to turn the engine sideways (transverse) and attach the gearbox on the side while incorporating front-wheel drive, allowing a far greater area of the floorpan for passengers and luggage. It’s a layout that has influenced car designers all over the world ever since.
Although now remodelled as part of the BMW stable, it is still made at Cowley in Oxfordshire and retains styling cues and elements of British eccentricity much admired as a due homage to the original design.
The car is already specified and allocated on the production line schedule, so will be ‘brand new’ - registered as a late 2019 model, coming to the lucky winner in early 2020 with just delivery mileage on the clock.
A visit to the Boultbee team for two people at one of their operational bases throughout the country, with one passenger able to take a 30 minute experience in a WWII Spitfire in a flight profile of your choosing - sightseeing or aerobatics, or a mixture of the two.
At one point you will take full control to truly say, “I have flown a Spitfire”.
(Operational bases are at Duxford, Exeter, Goodwood or Cumbernauld. Winner will be able to select which part of the country to fly from.)
Discover why Concorde at its time was the pinnacle of aeronautical achievement, an aircraft that had such power, speed and grace to become perhaps the most recognisable and loved machines ever to fly.
This prize is a VIP trip for four people to Brooklands Museum in Surrey where a former British Airways Concorde captain will give a presentation on the history of this famous site, and of Concorde itself, before your party is led on a guided tour of Concorde G-BBDG.
After a three-course lunch, each member of the party will then have 30 minutes at the controls of their Concorde Flight Simulator, the only one operational anywhere in the World! A remarkable and unforgettable experience!
This is a tour for two people of the Renault F1 Team’s headquarters in Enstone, Oxfordshire, giving a rare and exclusive insight into the design and manufacturing of an F1 car.
Advanced aerodynamics, engineering and manufacturing processes are used to maximise the performance of these machines. You will enjoy a privileged view of the challenge of developing, producing and eventually racing cars that lie at the cutting edge of technology.
This is a ‘money-can’t-buy’ prize - a rare opportunity to see ‘behind-the-scenes’ at a naturally secretive highly advanced manufacturing facility.
Note: Guests must not be connected to any competitor of the Renault F1 Team.
This prize includes two nights’ accommodation at the Hilton Garden Hotel next to Doncaster Racecourse and, two Premier Enclosure Admission Tickets at the Leger Day festival on the Saturday with Champagne on arrival.
An exclusive table is yours for the day, with a three-course meal and afternoon tea included. You will have a complimentary Raceday programme and access to an outdoor viewing terrace.
After your second relaxing night in the hotel, take breakfast before travelling the short distance to Doncaster Sheffield Airport to enjoy an XH558 engine ground-run experience with the Vulcan team.
Registered address: Vulcan to the Sky Trust, Unit 4 Delta Court, Third Avenue, Doncaster Sheffield Airport, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN9 3GN Company No. 4478686. Charity Reg No. 1101948