Britain’s most iconic former combat plane, the Vulcan has landed in Doncaster

Friday 22, April 2011


Britain’s most iconic former combat plane, the Vulcan has landed in Doncaster


The last flying Vulcan, XH558, will be on show for the public from a viewing gallery at Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield every day between the 22nd April (Good Friday) and the 2nd May (11am – 4pm).


Mike Morton, Doncaster Sheffield Airport director said: “We were delighted to hear that the Vulcan XH558 was returning home after all these years to spend the summer in Doncaster. Since her arrival the sun hasn’t stopped shining!


“This forthcoming Bank Holiday period is an incredible opportunity, giving both enthusiasts and local residents alike the chance to view the last flying Vulcan in all her stunning glory. It will be a magical spectacle.”


From the viewing gallery, visitors will be able to see the Vulcan XH558 parked up outside, take photographs, try the flight simulator and visit the shop for lots of Vulcan memorabilia - with volunteers on hand to answer questions about the stunning craft.


It will be free to view the plane between 22nd April and 2nd May, with the only fee coming in the form of parking. However, if guests make a purchase from Wetherspoons in the main terminal building, a discounted car parking ticket of £3 will be offered and this will cover the parking for the five hours the plane can be viewed – a saving of up to £7.


For the viewing gallery, visitors are asked to enter the main terminal building and follow the clearly marked out signs.


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