Vulcan flies home

THE LAST flying Vulcan bomber has returned to its former Cold War base.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 29th March 2011, 5:18 pm

The iconic aircraft will spend the summer based at Robin Hood Airport, formerly RAF Finningley, the home of the Vulcan in the 1960s.

The agreement to base the XH558 at Doncaster for the summer could be the first stage in the development of a visitor centre that will eventually be linked to a facility to inspire the next generation of engineers and technicians.

“We are thrilled that the last flying Vulcan has come home,” says Vulcan to the Sky Trust CEO Dr Robert Pleming.

“We all feel that something very special could be created here but I must emphasise that these are early days in the discussions.”