With the Vulcan making a return to Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome for its first appearance at a Cold War Jet Open Day since it returned to the sky a photo call was setup with some of the other British classic aircraft from the Cold War Jet collection and other lodger teams. The Vulcan had taken off from its new home at Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) and performed a display at Southend before heading to Bruntingthorpe. With Martin Withers at the controls the Vulcan was kept low and popped up over the tree line at the last minute to make a dramatic entrance. An overshoot was followed by a circuit of the aerodrome. The second approach was executed in the same manner before landing and back taxiing down the runway.
The next hour and half was spent towing and positioning the aircraft before finally settling on a line of aircraft made up of the Vulcan, Victor, Nimrod, two Buccaneers and the Lightning.
Best of British Line Up
Thankfully the paint on the Victor has now weathered a bit and is starting to look closer to the colour it should be.