AEROPLANE MEETS… DR ROBERT PLEMING

The chief executive of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust reflects on the highs and lows of XH558’s remarkable return to flight – and on what the future holds for this most famous ‘V-bomber’

It remains one of the greatest stories in aircraft preservation: how a four-engined jet bomber, long retired by the RAF and thought grounded for good, flew again in civilian hands and spent eight very successful seasons as the airshow circuit’s biggest attraction. Yet it happened, and it was memorable.

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