Thursday, 26 May 2011

Vulcan set to carry on until at least July

There was some great news for Vulcan fans last night, as it was revealed on the Vulcan Facebook page that the Trustees of the Vulcan to the Sky group have met and confirmed that the project is secure until the end of July, meaning that it could be set for many airshow appearances in between now & then!

The news, which will be greeted with joy by Vulcan followers, shoudl get to see their aircraft in the air - weather & serviceability permitting of course - at some of the major airshows up and down the Country, with RAF Cosford in early June being the first major one, with Anbingdon having already been treated to a visit on May 8th of course.

It's also likely to be present at the Royal International Air Tattoo in mid July, and hopefully a trip across to Southport a week later, now wouldn't that be nice for us North Westerners?

The fight to raise money still goes on of course, and the Summer Plaque campaign goes on whilst the group look to raise the £350,000 needed originally by the end of May, but thanks to the £190k already raised the Trustees have voted in favour of keeping her going that little bit longer, so great news, and of course sensible news too with income set to be received for airshow appearances, and hopefully a few thousand donations too at those shows!

It was XH558's birthday yesterday, so what better birthday present can there have been than to extend her flying life - its a present we can all share!

Looking forward to the list of airshow dates being released, with Waddington also confirmed of course for the first weekend of July.