DELTA-WING BEAUTY: PICNIC WITH AN AVRO VULCAN V-BOMBER
Not so long ago, I made an early evening flight with friends in a lightplane to Wellesbourne Mountfort airfield, not far from Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare.
Object of the exercise was a picnic, and that was achieved all right, but another highlight of the evening was a closeup look at the Avro Vulcan parked at the airfield.
The Wellesbourne Vulcan, Royal Air Force serial number XM655, arrived in February 1984 from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire. The aircraft is presently parked, but is no ‘hangar queen’, for the hardworking members of the Vulcan XM655 Maintenance and Preservation Society keep the big, bat-like machine maintained and in working order. In fact, she performs taxi runs for the public.
Wellesbourne Mountford airfield website here.