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Doncaster’s Vulcan bomber all set for summer season take off

The last remaining flying Vulcan XH558 lands at Robin Hood Airport. Picture: Kev Pointon

The last remaining flying Vulcan XH558 lands at Robin Hood Airport. Picture: Kev Pointon

The world’s last remaining flying Vulcan bomber is all set for take off once more this weekend as its summer season of air shows and flypasts gets underway.

XH558, which is stationed at Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport, will take to the skies on Sunday for its first displays of 2014 with a double date to kick off the new season.

It will appear at both Welshpool and RAF Cosford on Sunday and its return to the skies follows a test flight on Monday - the first time the iconic aircraft has been airborne since its massive winter overhaul.

A spokesman for Vulcan To The Sky, the organisation which maintains the plane and returned it to flight said: “Thanks to the amazing work of our engineering team, of our technical partners and of course the amazing support of everyone who donated so generously to make the winter’s activities possible, XH558 is once again the world’s only flying Vulcan. Thank you everyone who made this remarkable achievement possible.”

 

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