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About the Club

The 'Vulcan 558 Club' was launched in May 1997 in response to the public's continuing interest in the conservation of XH558 - the last Avro Vulcan to be retired by the RAF.

Avro Vulcan XH558

From the outset, the Club sought to promote awareness of the preservation status of XH558 during its years as a ground-running and exhibition aircraft within the British Aviation Heritage collection. 1999 saw the Club actively endorse the XH558 Return to Flight project and, in 2000, the Club was formally registered as a Vulcan Operating Company (VOC) Founding Sponsor. The Club's support has delivered significant funds to the VOC and its successor, the Vulcan To The Sky Trust (VTTST). Renamed as the 'Vulcan To The Sky Club', it has been and continues to be a constant presence at air shows and other public events, thereby maintaining the high profile of XH558. This season saw the joint development with the Trust, of "The Vulcan Village".

The Vulcan To The Sky Club forms the primary channel for public support of the VTTST and is a key funding source for XH558's flying activities and related educational programmes. We help the Trust deliver on its goals of both inspiring and educating in the fields of Cold War history and British engineering excellence.

The Club provides a regular monthly donation to the Trust, plus ad-hoc financial support as funds permit, in addition to volunteer manpower and services that add significant extra value.

Membership of the Club now stands at well over 8,000 people and continues to grow daily, as both aviation enthusiasts and the general public alike join to express the importance of keeping XH558 flying. Becoming a member of the UK's fastest growing aviation club could not be easier; some of the benefits and prices are shown below.

Membership Benefits

  • Bi-annual full colour magazine 'The Vulcan' with exclusive articles and photographs
  • Quarterly Newsletters with the latest updates on plans and activities
  • Privileged access to Vulcan XH558 and her crew
  • Membership social events, local and national
  • Exclusive aviation members visits
  • Opportunities to work as Valued Volunteers 
  • Access to Club Area on our web site, Including the forums
  • 10% discount on admission price to XH558's Hangar - 'The Vulcan Experience'

For Membership Enquiries

Please ring the Club Landline number on 0116 247 8553 which is sited in the Club Head Office at Bruntingthorpe. When the office is not manned, it is diverted to a committee members phone, so as to give you 24/7 access to a committee member. Please respect time of day as we are all volunteers and have family commitments. Please have your Membership Number or Postcode available when calling - thank you.

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