Leave your message about your experience of XH558 or Vulcan aircraft here:

We would love to hear your memories of Vulcans back in their service days or when seeing XH558 display since her restoration as the last airworthy example of the V-Force. Sadly, 2015 was her last season of flight. 

We rely on many small public donations to keep XH558 maintained. If you can consider a donation, please visit our this page.

If you wish to contact the team that looks after XH558, then please email: enquiries@vulcantothesky.org

Thank you.

Vulcan to the Sky Guestbook

12551 Entries

sarah and rosie black

Want to thank XH558 and all the team for our almost daily fly past on Haughgate Hill. We always rush to wave when we hear you coming and will miss her so much. Well done! xxxx

Rob Hughes

My father Cedric Hughes flew this lovely vulcan many years ago out of waddington and is the pilot in the famous iron bomb drop from the vulcan. It is sad to see it end it's flying days - my father who is now in a similar twilight position would dearly love to see it wing over his house to say a mutual good bye.


such a magnificent bird in the sky, will be missed but treasured by all

Tom Shell

In 1957 I was an apprentice working at BAC at Filton which was used as a diversion airfield for the Vulcans. I can remember the sight and sound of three Vulcans taking off in formation which was awesome. In 1963 working as a flight test engineer at BSEL, I had the privilege of having flights in both XA894 and XA903. I also witnessed XA984 catching fire during ground running due to a compressor blade shedding. I saw XH553 performing at the IAT at Boscombe Down in, I believe, 1992 displaying whilst in RAF service in what, I understand, was her last year of service. She was thrown around with gay abandon, a sight I shall never forget. Since then I have been a regular visitor to Yeovilton Air Day and this year thought I had seen my final display of this magnificent aircraft. However, on hearing that she was going to appear at Dawlish, I was lucky enough to see fly one more time. At the end of the display I had tears in my eyes. Thank you for keeping XH558 flying.


I saw them take off from Ascension on their final combat mission, then watched a Vulcan take off and land at Boscome Down on their retirement from the air-force, Yesterday I took my son and wife to see XH558 display at Bournemouth air show, What a magnificent beautiful aircraft so majestic flying up and down the display line for the last time over the south coast absolutely awesome !!! I hope to take my family to see her on the ground one day... Such a shame she will be grounded at the end of the display season when other iconic aircraft get funded to remain airworthy.. Fantastic show at Bournemouth will be sadly missed

john berry

sat on the dunes as she came over head inbound to the Bournemouth Air show. Simply fantastic tingles all down the back. desperately hope that something can be done to keep her in the air

Ross Harwood

One of the most amazing moments of my life. I have seen her last year at Bournemouth and we have just seen her this year. You have done a remarkable job in returning XH558 to the sky. Thank you so much. Truly humbled.


What a graceful aeroplane you are! Thank you for your wonderful display at Bournemouth today which I viewed through binoculars and for flying past us standing on Barton clifftop. Enjoy your deserved retirement old girl and many many thanks to the crews, technicians and those that care for your legacy.

Kate Elliott

I first remember the Vulcan from my childhood visits to Finningley Airship, along with other icons such as the Lightning, the Harrier and, one amazing year, Concorde. I was thrilled when 558 was restored to flight, as I believe these aircraft shouldn't be permanently grounded. I was lucky enough to see her at Elvington 2 weeks ago, which has made my summer. But my favourite Vulcan memory is from when 558 was first back in the skies. I was at Fountains Abbey, and she flew over the ruins. I couldn't believe my eyes! What a wonderful sight, (and sound!).

Kelly Pavelin

First saw a Vulcan in the RAF Hendon museum. Was so gobsmacked when i saw its size. Never imagined I'd ever hear her fly. XH558 is truly an awesome machine. Will never forget the blood curlding howl she lets rip. Truly a awesome machine to ever grace the skies. Was so nice to see her at Eastbourne then on the 22/08/15 as she was flying over Stowe was such an awesome sight. So nice of her to do a flypast to honor the Shoreham 7. Such a sad day. Hope to see her on her final flying day no matter the cost i will be there