FARNBOROUGH: Avro Vulcan arrives at the Farnborough air show

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Out of the dark, low-hanging clouds over Farnborough this morning came the world's last flying example of the Avro Vulcan bomber for a display validation flight over the airport in preparation for next week's air show.

Credit: Colin Miller


Vulcan XH558 did not touch down but conducted several low passes and steep turns before it headed off to the Royal International Air Tattoo, the world's largest military air show at RAF Fairford, west of Oxford.

Two of the four Rolls-Royce Olympus engines have just been replaced. One of them is virtually unused, but had been sitting in a plastic bag since 1980.

Credit: Colin Miller


All seemed to work fine when the aircraft stretched its legs over Farnborough and staff at the show flocked out despite the rain.

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