1. ITV Report

Vulcan takes to skies for 60th anniversary

Vulcan XH558 Photo:

She toured various airports near to sites that played a significant part in the development and service of the famous Cold War plane.

Details on how the journey progressed were made available on the Vulcan to the Sky Trusts' official Twitter feed, providing last-minute route and time changes. The hash tag ID is #XH558.

The flight consisted of approaches and fly-pasts.

The Avro Vulcan XH588 -The Spirit of Great Britain - is the only example of the 134 Avro Vulcan V bombers which were operated by the RAF from 1953 until 1984. The XH588 served with the RAF between 1960 and 1985 in the bomber and air-to-air refuelling roles. The RAF operated XH588 as a display aircraft from 1986 until 1992, when budget cuts forced its retirement.

It is presently operated by the Vulcan to the Sky Trust as a display aircraft.

The route was as follows:.

  1. Doncaster - Bitteswell

  2. Coventry Airport

  3. Birmingham Airport

  4. RAF Cosford

  5. Gloucester (Staverton) - Cheltenham

  6. Filton

  7. Cardiff Airport

  8. St. Athan

  9. Ross-on-Wye (Memorial)

  10. RAF Halton

Return to Doncaster.