As most readers will know, the fabulous “Tin Triangle,” Avro Vulcan XH558, will be making her air show curtain call in a few short weeks.
It has been a marvelous run for the old girl, and a real testament to the fortitude of those who fought through a mountain of red tape and engineering challenges to bring this beautiful aircraft back to flight in October 2007, 14 years into her original retirement. Once the pride of the Royal Air Force nuclear deterrent during the 1960s and early ’70s, Vulcan B.2 XH558 is the last of her breed to still keep air under her wings, but this will come to an end following her valedictory flight towards the end of the air show season.
Her last currently scheduled appearance is set for Sept. 26 at the former RAF Church Fenton near Leeds, Yorkshire.
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