First dates for Doncaster Vulcan’s 2015 season revealed

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The first dates for what could be the Doncaster based Vulcan bomber’s last flying season have been revealed.

The iconic aircraft will take to the skies once again this summer following its annual winter overhaul - but the forthcoming season could be the last time XH558, which is based at Robin Hood Airport, takes to the skies.

Owners Vulcan To The Sky Trust have announced that the plane, affectionately dubbed ‘the tin triangle’ will appear at Throckmorton on June 16 and the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire over the weekend of July 17-19.

The plane will display and there will also be underwing tours available.
Further dates are expected to be added to the line-up over the coming months.

The plane, which was restored to flight in 2007 and has been based at Robin Hood since 2011. XH558 was stationed at RAF Finningley during the Cold War era.

The aircraft is now reaching the end of its flying days however and discussions are now taking place to decide her fate when she can no longer take to the skies.