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Vulcan death grip: one year left for XH558

The Vulcan to the Sky Trust, which faithfully restored Avro Vulcan XH558 to flight status, has announced that 2013 will be the Cold War bomber’s last year as a flying attraction, and described its decision as having been reached “with particular sadness”. A wing leading-edge modification which would be required at the end of next year […]

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Silica gel mishap grounds Vulcan bomber

Oh dear, it’s bad news for the world’s last flyable Avro Vulcan, with two of XH558′s Rolls-Royce Olympus engines having been destroyed during an incident on the ground on 28 May. Things of course go wrong on classic aircraft, but initial indications point to the mishap at Robin Hood airport (which serves Doncaster and Sheffield and […]

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