Vulcan Bomber

This Saturday, 10th October will provide North Wales with the opportunity to see the last remaining flying Vulcan bomber XH55. All aviation enthusiasts are guaranteed to be in their element during the event, as a Cold War nuclear bomber makes a flypast over the area tomorrow.

The remaining Vulcan bomber XH55’s career will draw to a close tomorrow after a variety of flyovers North and South of the country, providing as many spectators as possible the chance to see her for one last time.

Last month it made an appearance at the Rhyl Air Show, which was believed to be its last appearance ever, but we’ve all received the joy and pleasure of being able to witness a Vulcan for one last time.

The Vulcan’s farewell tour is comprised of various locations, which are not yet finalised and are subject to change, but currently predicts it will be flying over every county in the region. To date it has been confirmed that the Vulcan will be travelling from Aberystwyth into Gwynedd at Shell Island near Llanbedr, before heading up to the coat and flying over Menai Bridge and Beaumaris on Anglesey.

The ideal vantage point for Conwy will be Rhos-on-Sea before it flies in land over Rhyl, into Flintshire, Hawarden and Broughton. It’s set to be a fantastic experience for all who get to see the show, even if only for a brief moment.

Vulcans played a vital role for Britain during the Cold War period, but since operating costs have increased and key companies are no longer supporting it, it is of great regret that the Civil Aviation Authority has to prohibit the aircraft from flying.

The northern tour, featuring North Wales will be tomorrow only. The Southern tour will commence on Sunday, 11th October 2015. Please visit the Vulcan’s website for more information, times and locations.


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