The only Vulcan aircraft left flying in the world will be setting hearts racing at this year’s Cosford Air Show, bosses revealed today.
The iconic aircraft, which is one of the most popular examples of British aerospace engineering, is lined up to take to the skies at the air show on June 12 at RAF Cosford on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border.
In 2010 more than a million people watched the last airworthy Avro Vulcan fly and its appearance at the Midlands air extravaganza is set to attract thousands of people from all over the country.
Richard Clarke, spokesman for the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, said there were a number of reasons why the Vulcan was so popular.
He said: “She is an iconic aircraft from the Cold War that helped during that dangerous period and she is the last one left flying in the world.
“She is very very popular as a display aircraft and the design of the aircraft, with the Delta wing, is a real show stopper.
“We hope that the crowd at Cosford really enjoys the opportunity to see this iconic aircraft once again.”
Air show co-ordinator Norman Branagh said he was delighted the Vulcan was lined up to appear at in the air over Cosford once again.
He said: “The aircraft’s appearance in 2009 was a real highlight and thousands of people turned out to watch the Vulcan fly above the crowds.
“We look forward to seeing her in the air again this Summer.”
And as well as the excitement in the air the crowds will also be able to enjoy a wide variety of entertainment on the ground with a fun fair, craft fair, market and aircraft exhibitions – as well as entry to the RAF museum.
Tickets will be £25.00 on the gate, only cash can be accepted, and £19.00 in advance. Tickets are free for children under 16 when they are accompanied by an adult.
Postal bookings should be received on or before June 5, 2011, and all major credit cards are accepted on the 24-hour Cosford Air Show Ticket Line on 0871 230 1083.
Tickets are also available from the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, Shropshire Star offices in Shrewsbury, Hereford, Newport, Bridgnorth, Oswestry and Ludlow, Tourist Information Centres in Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and Birmingham and in Mid Counties Co-Operative stores.
Full information on the show can be seen on the air show web site – www.cosfordairshow.co.uk – or is available on the show information line at 0844 561 1897.