Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The Vulcan's swan song
The last airworthy Avro Vulcan nuclear bomber will be grounded once and for all at the end of this year, having exceeded its design lifespan and being too old to restore once more. Designed and built by the same firm that produced the legendary Avro Lancaster bomber of World War II, it's been an airborne icon in Britain over the past few years. Its passing will be mourned by many.
Photographer Andy Rouse has captured some spectacular images of the Vulcan in flight over Beachy Head on the coast of England. Here's just one example. (Click the image for a larger view.)
There are many more photographs at the link. They make a wonderful memorial and farewell to a great aircraft. In due course, high-resolution prints suitable for framing or mounting may be available from the Vulcan To The Sky Trust, which owns and operates the aircraft. Watch their Web site for details.