Vulcan Bomber to Hit Airshow
The most sought after flying display in the UK could be appearing at Eastbourne Airbourne this summer.
The Vulcan, a cold war bomber, has been pencilled in for the FREE show this August and will join an exciting line up of military fast jets, old warbirds, helicopters and aerobatic teams.
It is anticipated that the recently restored aircraft will be ready this summer and Airbourne will be its first appearance at a seafront airshow in 15 years.
Eastbourne Borough Council Spokesperson for Tourism, Councillor David Elkin said “This is so exciting for Airbourne and shows why we’re now the biggest seafront airshow in the World. This awesome aircraft really is a sight to see and its distinctive rumble is something that cannot be matched by any aircraft today.
Even before its retirement in 1992 this aircraft achieved as much notoriety as the Red Arrows and is still the talk of the airshow circuit even now – I am delighted they have chosen Eastbourne crowds to witness this amazing spectacle.”
The Vulcan is expected to make its first public appearance leading the flypast over London on 17 June in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Falklands conflict, during which the aircraft last served.
The only operational Vulcan in existence, the aircraft has spent the last seven years undergoing an extensive restoration programme, aiming to bring it back to full working order for airshow fans to see.
After being decommissioned in the 80’s its unique triangular shape, deep rumble and sheer size, made it a firm favourite at airshows across the country. As a cornerstone of Britain’s nuclear deterrent and the World’s first delta-winged bomber, the Vulcan also provided an interesting historical and design perspective, making it much revered by enthusiasts.
Airbourne returns from 16 – 19 August with four days of action packed flying. For more information visit www.eastbourneairshow.com
17 March, 2007
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