Avro Vulcan XM575 at East Midlands Aeropark

Photos taken on the 18th January 2015


Avro Vulcan XM575 is the last surviving Vulcan of the very last ‘public’ QRA undertaken at RAF Finningley on the 19th September 1981. XM575 was delivered to the RAF in May 1963 entering service with 617 Squadron and going on to serve with the Scampton and Waddington Wings as part of 101, 50 and 44 Squadrons. The aircraft took part in the Falklands victory flypast over London in October 1982 and was retired the next year flying into East Midlands Airport. She has been on display at the East Midlands Aeropark ever since.






A fully grown man made to feel like a 12 year old again



There is no graceful way for a guy my size to climb up and down that ladder

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at East Midlands Aeropark for giving me the opportunity to climb inside this beautiful aircraft.

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