Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Happy Birthday XH558!!!

Well the day has finally arrived, and the Vulcan has made it to 50 years old, and all we need now is the flying display for it's 50th year, hopefully that will be available in the next week or so.

Anyway, Robert Pleming has issued the latest newsletter regarding the birthday milestone:

Congratulations to XH558 on reaching her 50th Birthday!

Today, we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of XH558's first ever test flight on 25th May 1960 – her 50th Birthday - by launching her 50th Anniversary Season.

We will be celebrating XH558’s five decades, during five months, with at least eight key events. Our main Appeal pages now carry the FIVE FIVE EIGHT banner announcing this aim.

As a start to the celebrations, XH558 will now bear the inscription “The Spirit of Great Britain”, to reflect all that she stands for. I hope you will agree with me that this is a fitting tribute to a famous aircraft.

Also today, we will be choosing the winners in XH558’s Birthday Prize Draw, and also unveiling a GIANT Birthday Card that will be taken around the Air Show circuit, to allow all of XH558’s supporters to sign it.

As XH558 is still on an active RAF base at Lyneham, our options for public access have been severely limited, but please do look out for an update tomorrow, when we will give you a report and pictures from the day.

Later this week, we will also unveil some of the plans we have to carry on the 50th Birthday Season celebrations next month. We have some simply stunning activities planned, which I am sure you will enjoy taking part in.

Please make sure you and everyone you can contact are subscribed to our Newsletter service, in order to hear developments just as soon as possible.

We look forward to an exciting 2010 Display Season.

Kind Regards,

Robert Pleming

Vulcan To The Sky Trust.