Look to the skies, for one of Britain’s greatest military aircraft is to make a rare fly-past over North London later this month.
The Avro Vulcan was the UK’s cold war bomber and apart from the US spy planes, probably the most distinctive aircraft of its era with its massive delta wing design. From photos you might not unreasonably presume it to be a fighter jet, but it is many times larger.
Fortunately, never used to drop nuclear bombs, the Vulcan bomber was used during the Falklands War to run the famous flight from the UK down to the islands and bomb the airport runway.
The planes were mothballed following the end of the cold war, and while one is still flying, and another might be restored to flight, the rest are in museums.
The exact time hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it will pop up on air traffic alerts about a week before the flypast — but this is a good time to suggest putting a note in your diaries to be in the area.
The flypast is expected at 2pm over the RAF Museum. A rough route map is here.
A flypast like this is almost a once-in-a-lifetime experience, unless you go to an airshow.
They’re still fund raising for the flypast though — so if you want to support them with a £5 donation, text HDON555 to 70070. Just 600 people at each location donating £5 will be all it needs.
If you want to buy a map of the flight path as a souvenir — click here.
Otherwise, see you on the 28th June, at the RAF Museum.