Paving The Way

Despite having to move out of its long-time home, plans to place Vulcan XH558 at the heart of a major new attraction are progressing. Steve Beebee spoke to Vulcan to the Sky Trust’s Dr Robert Pleming

Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 moves out of Hangar 3 at Doncaster Sheffield Airport on February 1. LUKE WEBSTER-VTST

Those who saw it will never forget the experience. Whether it was banking at an eye-catching angle over Duxford, re-enacting a Black Buck operation at Cosby or flying past on its farewell tour in 2015, Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 has left a sky full of memories in its wake.

It was operated for 8 years – twice as long as originally envisaged – by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST), and housed for the past six years in Hangar 3 at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, which also proved to be an ideal centre for the public to visit the aircraft.

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