|With Vulcan XH558 now a lot closer to me than when it was at RAF Lyneham I decided to pay it a visit this Bank Holiday weekend and take advantage of the temporary viewing area that had been setup.
The aircraft was moved from RAF Lyneham (which is closing) to Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield, to give it its full title. Robin Hood Airport is not a stranger to the Vulcan as the airport is built on the former site of RAF Finningley which operated the Vulcan and XH558 itself was based there for a number of years. It is hoped that the Trust will be able to make arrangements with the airport to organise regular access to the aircraft for the general public. In the meantime they have opened up a temporary viewing area for the Bank Holiday weekend which consists of access to one of the waiting areas on the 1st floor overlooking the Vulcan’s parking stand. This gave an elevated view of the aircraft but since you are behind glass trying to take a picture of the Vulcan without getting reflections in the glass was a problem.
I paid my first visit on Saturday and came back with a single image with minimum amount of reflection but I was far from happy with it so I decided to return on the Bank Holiday Monday to try again armed with a few extra ideas. I’m glad I did, the result compared to the one I blogged about from the Saturday are dramatically better. Although, I couldn’t do anything about the limited angles!