Thursday, 11 February 2010

Vulcan to the Sky

I would'nt normally post something like this, and it's probably of more interest to British readers but as a one off I figure it can't hurt and might just raise a bit of awareness about it - even if that draws in one more donation it'll be worth it.

I was fortunate enough to get to see this marvelous aircraft in action at the Dawlish Airshow in Devon last summer where it spent a good 20minutes circling the area at low level, including some formation flying with the RAF's Red Arrows display team, I can honestly say I've never seen quite such a spectacle.

It seem's however with the current economic downturn, that they as with many other charities are having trouble keeping funding comming in. There are of course many more worthy causes both humanitarian and for animals but the Avro Vulcan is a piece of national aviation heritidge and should they go into administration it's almost a given that it may not fly again and quite possible that the aircraft may well end up going abroad, something which would be a real shame IMHO.

Vulcan to the Sky Trust

1 comment:

Col. Corbane said...

This is admitting a bit of geekdom, but in my young days I was an air cadet. I spent one great day 'guarding' (lol) a vulcan.

Sitting in the cockpit is still one of my fondest memories of those days, thanks for the flashback mate.