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Vulcan XH558 on display at Belfast International Airport

Published: 01 August 2013

Belfast International Airport is delighted to confirm that the Avro Vulcan XH558 aircraft will be available for limited public viewing on Sunday 11th August at Belfast International Airport.

The iconic Avro Vulcan XH558 which will be one of the star attractions at the 2013 Newcastle Festival of Flight will overnight at the airport after swooping in to delight the crowds on Saturday 10 August.

Belfast International Airport is offering 200 lucky members of the public a once in a lifetime chance to get up close and personal with this amazing aircraft.  The Vulcan To The Sky Trust will be on site at the airport and are offering  a series of 20 minute tours which will include a short safety briefing, a history presentation about the aircraft type and the XH558 herself and then some time under the wings to look up close and take photographs.

The tour closes with a brief overview of how you can help keep the Vulcan flying in the future, a quick question and answer session and will offer one last photo opportunity from a great vantage point.

John Doran, managing director Belfast International Airport said, ”The Vulcan last visited Belfast in 1985 and the airport is delighted to welcome her back as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.  We have been working closely with Down District Council and the Newcastle Festival of Flight as well as the Vulcan To The Sky Trust to bring about this one off event.”

For your chance to view the Vulcan, you must register your details here.  Tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis and will be limited to two per person. 

The aircraft will be parked in a secure part of the airfield and can only be accessed by those registering their details.  You will also be able to see the Vulcan in action at the Newcastle Festival of Flight on Saturday 10th August.

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