Lincolnshire

Your chance to have name written on historic Vulcan aircraft

Lincolnshire residents have the exciting chance to get their name under a wing of a Vulcan aeroplane as part of a fundraiser to mark the 10th anniversary of its first post-restoration flight.

The XH558 Vulcan took to the skies again in October 2007, 14-and-a-half years since its last flight in the RAF and has since been taken out of service.

To remember the iconic plane people can donate £30 to the Vulcan to the Sky Trust where they can have their name written under the wing and receive a certificate.

The Vulcan is no longer permitted to fly but during its eight years of service millions of people were able to see the plane’s displays.

Dr Robert Pleming said in the trust’s weekly newsletter: “We are determined to celebrate the achievement, as we aim to secure not only XH558’s future, but also the prospect of other heritage aviation projects.

“As a live, ground-running and taxying aircraft, Vulcan XH558 will still play a very important role as an icon of our aeronautical heritage and as a beacon for other heritage aviation projects in a new hangar that will give the aviation community and the wider general public access to aircraft like never before.

“Once XH558 is settled in her new home, the trust will turn its attention to the restoration of Canberra WK163; we are already considering the operation of other loaned aircraft on the display circuit next year.

People have until midnight on October 1 to submit their name via the Vulcan to the Sky website.