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
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.