Avro Vulcan XH558
A brief history
Avro Vulcan XH558 (miliatry serial XH558, civil aircraft registration G-VLCN) The Spirit Of Great Britain
1st flew in 1960, converted for a maritime reconnaissance role in 1973, and then again as an air-to-air refuelling tanker in 1982. After withdrawal in 1984 it continued with the RAF’s Vulcan Display Flight, performing until 1992. In 1993 it was sold to C Walton Ltd who used it for ground based displays at their Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome in Leicestershire, until 1999. Through a combination of public donations and lottery funding, it was restored to airworthy condition by the Vulcan To The Sky Trust, who returned it to flight on 18 October 2007.
I’ve used wikipedia for the above information, for further reading go to here
This post is a pictorial one showing some of the images that I’ve taken of XH558 over the last few years ( I wish I had taken more (take your chances whilst you can))
I wonder what’s next in XH558 future? I would like to see it close up in the flesh.