Belfast Telegraph

Vulcan bomber is set to take to our skies once more

By Steven Alexander

Flight fans will have a chance to see the last Vulcan bomber as it takes to the skies over Newcastle on Saturday.

The distinctive delta wing Cold War bomber will make a welcome return to Co Down at the B/E Aerospace Festival of Flight following a £400,000 wing modification funded entirely by supporters.

She took off for the first time in early June following this vital work and is now well into a summer display season that will take her across the UK to thrill hundreds of thousands of spectators.

Dr Robert Pleming, chief executive of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST), said: "We are delighted that the Vulcan is returning to the beautiful setting of Newcastle in the shadows of the Mountains of Mourne, where once again, I am sure she will receive a tremendously warm welcome."

The Festival of Flight 2014 will run from Friday to Sunday with the airshow taking place on Saturday.

The airshow is the centrepiece of the festival where the crowds watch in awe as the sky over Dundrum Bay is filled with the roar of engines.

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