As a fan of the Vulcan I had an fantastic couple of hours visiting the XH558.
My daughter booked us onto the hanger tour as a surprise birthday present and was nervous about my reaction (it seems that it might be considered a strange birthday surprise for a woman!)
The Vulcan was the first RAF plane I encountered over 30 years ago when I married my husband and moved to RAF Waddington so this aircraft has a special place in my heart and I try to support the Vulcan To The Sky Trust by making donations whenever I can.
The tour started with a short health and safety briefing and then a really informative and interesting chat about the history of the Vulcan (in general) and then further information and history about the Grand Old Girl, XH558 herself! As a Vulcan fan I was enthralled. The chat wasn't too long (so the non Vulcan fans in our party didn't get too bored) and there was plenty of time to wander around taking as many photographs as we wanted before spending a not too small amount of money in the Gift Shop area (all proceeds going to help keep the Old Girl airborne!)
If you don't know what this aircraft is all about why not visit the airport on one of the days when she's heading out for a display and hear that amazing Vulcan Howl! She's a noisy amazing Old Girl. Once you've done that, book yourself onto a Vulcan Experience tour and learn some of her history.
Well done to our tour guide for the chat and everyone involved in keeping this beautiful aircraft flying.
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