Vulcan to the Sky Trust
03/24/2017 at 20:40. Facebook
Part 7 of #TheXH558Story

XH558 then moved to RAF Finningley in 1961, serving with No 230 operational conversion unit (OCU) training Vulcan Pilots for Squadron service. Between 1968 and August 1973 the aircraft served with Nos 44, 50 and 101 Squadrons at RAF Waddington.

In August 1973 the aircraft was converted to maritime radar reconnaissance (MRR) standard, remaining in this role with No...
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Vulcan To The Sky - #TheXH558Story - Part 7
Vulcan to the Sky Trust
03/24/2017 at 10:26. Facebook
With Easter coming up over the following weekend, we have decided to make this an extra special Open Day.

On the 8th April, Stratford-upon-Avon Central Stores once again opens its doors to supporters and collectors. We are very pleased to announce that Dr Robert Pleming has agreed to join us during the day. He will be giving a short update on the Survival Appeal and the benefits this has...
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Central Stores - OPEN DAY EVENT

Vulcan to the Sky Trust
03/23/2017 at 16:36. Facebook
Not sure what to get Mum for Mother's Day? Chocolates, flowers or even a spa break - find the perfect gift via @GiveasyouLive and raise free funds for us! [ Link ]
Vulcan to the Sky Trust
03/22/2017 at 13:23. Facebook
In conjunction with the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum in Doncaster, we are pleased to be offering our very popular aircrew tours with a slight twist, using the excellent knowledge of our hangar tour guides in a nearby location.

Over the past month, we have put together what we hope will be a long-term partnership with the museum to present joint events around the aviation history of...
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Canberra Experience & Cockpit Tour

Mother’s Day is just a few days away!
Have you got Mum anything special for the day?
Place your order by midnight Wednesday 22nd for delivery in time, saving you that last minute rush to a garage for flowers. [ Link ]
The Canberra Aircrew Experience & Cockpit Tour

One of many Vulcan and Canberra related events we will be running throughout 2017 to aid fundraising during the year.

In conjunction with the South Yorkshire aircraft museum, we are pleased to be offering our very popular aircrew tours with a slight twist, using the excellent knowledge of our hangar tour guides in a nearby location.

Over the...
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Time will fly. Mother’s Day is only a week away, today!
Order today and know it’s sorted.
We can deliver to an address of your choice, to work, or even directly to your Mum if it helps! [ Link ]
#TheXH558Story reaches the late 50s with the introduction of the B2 specification to the production halls. Although 12th in the production schedule, XH558 would be the first Vulcan B. Mk.2 to be delivered into RAF service at RAF Waddington for crew training with 230 OCU on 1st July 1960.

Here is the Woodford production line at that time. More in our serialisation of extracts from our Avro...
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Earlier this evening the Survival Plan total of £100,000 was reached. Thank you so much to all those that supported this appeal. It now means XH558 is safely secured for the hibernation period during 2017.

This now releases the matched-funding from supportive philanthropists.

Should we exceed the target, then that’s even better.

If your generosity allows us to exceed our £100,000 target,...
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Vulcan XH558's Survival Plan
Plan your finances after the Spring Budget 2017 with the help of our A4 folio case, complete with an internal side pocket that’s ideal for an 8-10” tablet. All of your organising needs in one space [ Link ] #SaveOurVulcan

A4 Folio case with tablet pocket
It's the final weekend in which to request raffle ticket books like this for our Winter Raffle. Five very special prizes as detailed and you can request them to be posted to you by completing the form here: [ Link ] Good luck! (UK entries only - see T&Cs)

Thank you so much for the stream of steady donations that have now pushed us to 95% !!!!

Can we really blast through all expectations and really put Vulcan XH558 on a firm footing towards a brighter future?

Your help is always very much appreciated. #SaveOurVulcan

Do please see our e-mail newsletter tomorrow for details on what this fantastic support means. You can sign-up here: [...
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This #Concorde cover was part of a collection donated to us to help with fundraising for Vulcan XH558. It is now available at auction on our XH558 Collectables eBay site. It comes mounted in a black frame, ready for display.

See our latest listings here: [ Link ]

Perhaps you would like to start an early 'Spring Clean' by decluttering your home of any surplus books and other...
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Incredible rally of donations sees the latest appeal total now exceed 91% Thank you so much for the support.

The sooner we reach our £100,000 donation target, the sooner we can be sure that XH558 is safe.

Should your generosity allow us to exceed our £100,000 target at the end of March, any extra funds will allow us to add to our core plans for safeguarding XH558. Then she can emerge from...
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Vulcan XH558's Survival Plan
We continue #TheXH558Story with this video that has classic archive clips of early Avro 707 development and the first aircraft to come from the production line into RAF service.

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Vulcan enters production for the RAF

the Vulcan enters production and service with the RAF in the 1950s

This Limited Edition medal was commissioned to celebrate 55 years of XH558 in flight. Just 558 were struck. Less than 50 remain available. If you would like one of these mementos then do hurry to secure one to avoid disappointment.

The face of the medal depicts XH558 in her original white scheme with the date of first flight with the reverse showing her in familiar wrap-around camouflage...
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This is second Vulcan prototype aircraft VX777 landing at Farnborough - possibly just after her first flight in 1953. It is taken from a negative in a collection held by our graphic designer and aviation enthusiast Mark Freshney. As such, this image has possibly not been seen in public before. Our thanks to him for sharing it with us.

Our newsletter later today continues to look at the Vulcan...
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Thank you to all those that continue to donate to the Survival Plan that will enable the Trust to safeguard XH558 and WK163 together with other assets through 2017 until the new hangar home becomes a reality.

As we come to month end, it would be fantastic if we could push through 80% of the appeal total needed to have a more comfortable run throughout March for the remaining 20%.

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Treat yourself or a loved one to a book from our aviation-inspired collection and help towards the care and protection of XH558. [ Link ]

Our book store includes a wonderful hardback reference work on the Avro Type 698 Vulcan - 'The secrets behind its design and development' and of course, for children - Vulcan Ventures.
The Avro Type 698 took to the skies in 1952 just days before starring at the SBAC show at Farnborough. See a video that is a snapshot on the wealth of British aeronautical prowess of the time. [ Link ]

Britain's Aircraft Parade (1952)

Farnborough Air Show. GV. Pan, crowds looking at Canadian Pacific Comet. SV. People looking at nose of Britannia. SV. People looking at Westland Wyvern MK 4,...