Flight in

1st Prize

a Lancaster

Flight in

2nd Prize

a Spitfire

Weekend in

3rd Prize

Lake District

Morgan Cars

4th Prize

Factory Visit


5th Prize

2019 Tickets

Thank you to all those that took part. Due to the unprecedented high level of entries in the final days it has taken longer than expected to process the tickets in time for the planned draw date. The draw has been postponed for one week and will now take place on Wednesday 16th January. The winners will be notified on the day.

We apologise for the delay. Good luck to all in the draw.

XH558 flying

Vulcan XH558 is owned and maintained by Vulcan to the Sky Trust, a British charity established to interpret and demonstrate this remarkable aircraft.

The Avro Vulcan is an iconic example of British aerospace engineering at its world-beating best. Its impressive list of technical achievements includes being the first successful large delta wing aircraft, leading directly to Concorde and the Space Shuttle, and delivering performance and agility so close to a jet fighter’s that it was given a fighter-style control column in place of the traditional bomber pilot’s yoke. That agility allowed XH558 to deliver amazing air displays, which unfortunately finished in 2015, but there are great plans to use her as an inspirational centrepiece in a future ETNA Centre. Now the Trust is expanding its horizons with inspirational work to demonstrate engineering excellence in early generation jet-engine aircraft with the planned restoration of Canberra WK163. Keep in touch with our newsletters to find out more.

XH558 is an iconic example of that remarkable period of intense post-war innovation that made British aviation technology the envy of the world. As the many displays at her hangar demonstrate, this allowed her to play a fascinating role in keeping the peace during the Cold War, a period of terrifying global tension. It’s a truly remarkable story.

Vulcan to the Sky Trust already has an established education programme, working with schools, colleges and other organisations. In her new life, still able to accelerate dramatically along the runway, XH558 will build on this exciting provenance to inspire and educate new generations of young people, focussing on the technical skills that our country needs so badly.

Vulcan XH558 flew again thanks to the generosity of her supporters who give their time and money to supplement the Trust’s commercial income. She would not have flown without them. If you would like to join this group and play your part in maintaining Vulcan XH558 as well as helping the Trust deliver other exciting heritage aviation projects - please click the Support button in the right column of this page.

Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this remarkable story happen.

XH558 ceased flying in October 2015, but that is now the beginning of a new exciting chapter in her story. One you could help write. See our appeal details at the top of this page to learn of the interim plans ahead and how you might help.

Discover the importance of Canberra WK163 ►

Once XH558 is settled in her new home, we will once again look at independant funding for the return to flight project of Canberra WK163

 Where to find out more about the work of the Trust


Shop online for official VULCAN XH558 merchandise ►

Did You Know?

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Latest News

XH558 servicing work

Jan 11, 2019

photo report on recent activities

Vulcan Raffle 2018

Jan 10, 2019

Draw notice

558 Lottery results

Jan 2, 2019

for December 2018

Local government grant

Dec 21, 2018

awarded towards hangar build.

Handley Page Victor

Dec 21, 2018

first flight on 24th December 1952

558 Lottery results

Dec 6, 2018

for November 2018

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