Friday, 29 October 2010

Nearly there!

The battle to save the Vulcan is ongoing, and a couple of weeks ago I blogged about how the project needed £400,000 to keep the Delta Lady in the skies, with the other option being permanent grounding of the aircraft or even the possibility of it being sold to an overseas investor where we would lose the Vulcan from the UK skies.

Amazingly, despite the Vulcan staff being put on a month's notice, over £325,000 has been received as of this morning, meaning that just under £75,000 is needed in the space of 3 days to hit the target, so £25k a day is required.

If you haven't donated yet, then please do so via the link at the top right and bottom of this blog, and you can do your bit to keep the famous howl going!

The intention is to see the Vulcan thrill many hundreds of thousands at airshows next year, and on to 2012, and even though the display may not be what we used to see in the 80's, there is no doubt that the airshow scene will lose one of its biggest names for good if that target cannot be met.

Let's keep the howl going, donate today, and hopefully we can celebrate the extended life of the one and only, Vulcan bomber.

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Thursday, 14 October 2010

Time to Save the Vulcan!

Well it’s been a while since I blogged about the Vulcan – mainly due to other things going on in my life, but feel it’s now time to update as the situation is now critical, and the Vulcan project is only a matter of two weeks away from closure.

To see the Delta Lady finish her tour of the skies forever in the UK would be a sad, sad day, however unless £400,000 is found by the end of the month, this will be the final swansong for the aircraft.

XH558 has of course delighted millions of people in its 50 year history with the amazing sound and vision of its display – whilst it may be true that it’s a toned down version of the display that we’re all seeing, the simple fact is any display is better than no display.

2010 has seen a variety of airshows attended, and the attendance record in 2009 was second to none, an outstanding record for an aircraft of its age.

From a personal point of view, I’ll be devastated when there is no more Vulcan raging through the skies, as we’ll never see the like again – what a sight, what a sound.

There have been appeals before, and they have successfully reached their targets, mainly due to large benefactors stepping in at the last minute, but will it happen this time? Possibly not.

That would be the end of the road, with the project coming to an abrupt end. The workforce have already been placed on a month’s notice, and will know that the failure to raise the amount required will mean their association with the Vulcan comes to an end also.

We cannot let the Vulcan end here; there is a plan for the aircraft to take part in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in 2012 which would be a fantastic sight to behold for the nation.

So, now is the time to step it up and throw a coin or two, or more if it can be spared, and help keep the Vulcan phenomenon alive and kicking.

Donate today by visiting the official Vulcan to the Sky website by clicking the following link or the logo at the top right of this page.

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