Vulcan XH558 has been featured on the BBC’s ‘Britain’s Hidden Heritage’ last night, when John Sergeant visited Doncaster Robin Hood Airport to meet the Vulcan to the Sky team and look around the aircraft.
Featuring heritage sites and objects of interest around Great Britain, the BBC decided to visit the Vulcan and meet the team who restored this iconic aircraft and the pilots who fly it today and who operated in them during the Cold War. The Vulcan is an aircraft which has captured the imagination of the people of this country, qualifying her to be thought of as British heritage.
John Sergeant is a self confessed aircraft lover and had a special interest in this aircraft as a school boy, dreaming he would one day be a Vulcan pilot. He was allowed to fly alongside XH558 in an Extra aircraft belonging the the Blades Aerobatic Team.
The piece featured the history of the Vulcan, with lots of archive including restoration footage recorded by Primetime for our Vulcan XH558 Restoration DVDs.
The programme is currently available to view on the BBC iPlayer, and if you’d like to find out more about the Vulcan Restoration series of DVDs then please visit our Online Shop.
To find out more about Vulcan XH558 or to support her by donation or buying merchandise please visit www.vulcantothesky.org.
Lancaster NX611 ‘Just Jane’ is to feature in a new DVD to be released by Primetime. Filming is just beginning, as talk is afoot that this Lancaster will soon begin the restoration to flight.
Over the bank holiday weekend the Aviation Heritage Centre hosted a model aircraft flying weekend with taxy runs by this wonderful Lancaster.
Our cameras captured the taxy runs, from inside and out, and filmed the excellent array of model aircraft. Over 50 different models were present with members of the Large Model Association travelling from all over the UK to fly and display their wonderful models.
With a few model Lancasters in attendance, we seized the opportunity to mount a minicamera on a large model flown by Andy Johnson. The flight was successful and provided a unique view from on top of a Lancaster (albeit a mini version) as it flew overhead East Kirkby Airfield and Just Jane.
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