THE VULCAN bomber based at Wellesbourne took to the runway at the annual Wings & Wheels show on Sunday (June 21)This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Avro Vulcan XM655 arriving at the airfield, and although no longer airworthy, it still impressed the crowds with taxi runs down the runway.
And this year crowds got a special treat with a visit by sister Vulcan XH558 – based at Doncaster – which is the only one of its kind still flying. It took to the skies allowing visitors a glimpse of how the Wellesbourne Vulcan would have looked in its heyday.
There are only three remaining operational Vulcan planes in the country – including the two seen at Wellesbourne at the weekend.
Sadly this is the final year the XH558 will be flight-worthy, which saw over six thousand people flock to Wings & Wheels, knowing the chance to see the iconic aircraft’s flight appearances were numbered.
There was also an aerial display by an iconic Spitfire, and on the ground a vast array of vintage cars, motorcycles and service vehicles.