Vulcan’s return to the skies
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Source: Subaru UK
Subaru (UK) Limited is proudly supporting the restoration of the Avro Vulcan XH558 Bomber to the Skies of Britain, following its recent maiden-flight at Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds. With funding from the government lottery commission, and many of the companies who produced the original components being reformed, the restoration was the culmination of a massive team effort by Dr Robert Pleming, David Walton and generations of dedicated engineers.
Three pilots are required to fly the plane at any one time, all of whom work for commercial airlines, and are part of a team of six volunteer pilots who rotate their schedules around each air show. As they are unable to completely dedicate their time to the Vulcan project, a school will soon be opened to qualify pilots to operate the plane.
Subaru has donated three 5-seater Tribecas which are being used for promotional activities at airshows. The luxury SUVs have proved invaluable when towing trailers and transporting operatives.
With plans to operate the plane between 25-30 hours per year, starting in January, the Tribecas look set to be a prominent feature alongside the Vulcan for a long while to come.