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Can you still see XH558

Post by airfixpilot » Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:38 am

Hi all
Is XH558, still at Doncaster Airport and can you go and see her?. Also i there a admission charge?

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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by Richard B » Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:44 pm

No you cannot see her, you can from outside the fence thou the view is pretty rubbish.
They have done a handful of engine runs last year, you can pay and see that but numbers are limited to around 30,
The price is very shocking thou.

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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by Nighthawke » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:27 pm

Plenty of other preserved Vulcans dotted around the country that you can get close to.

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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by reheat module » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:43 pm

Have to agree with the above Dave, get down to Newark if you want to get close to one, & in/around.
Travel a little further if you have the desire to see one move.
I spend about 80% of my time around Lincs and S Yorks, but personally won't attend 558 out of principle.
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Post by NAM Updater » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:55 pm

We have a great RAF100 themed open cockpit event on Easter Sunday (1st April) & I'm fairly certain that XM594 will be on 'open-cockpit' duty that day! bets get there early to get your name on the access list - some restrictions apply! http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/NAM_open_cockpits

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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by TankBuster » Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:05 pm

The VRT have an open day coming up on April 22nd, you can get close up to XL426 for a good look around including cockpit visits...

https://avrovulcan.com/events/visit-the ... april-2018

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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by Phoon » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:42 am

Went past DSA on Saturday - XH558, the Canberra and a Swift? all stood outside at the north end of the hangar arch. XH558 appears to look a bit weather beaten around the tail unless it was just damp.

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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by Nighthawke » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:52 am

Swift should be WK275 which used to be at Upper Hill.

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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by NAM Updater » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:04 am

Apologies for the double post but I'm pleased to report that for Easter Saturday we have open cockpits opportunities for Vulcan XM594 some restrictions apply.

http://www.newarkairmuseum.org/NAM_open_cockpits
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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by Funtera » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:02 pm

XM655 at Wellesbourne is also open and run by Volunteers .. Open cockpit and Tours every Saturday!

Last update I read of 558 was the Wing Stickers were plastered on and She was static next to the Sewage recycle plant .. sorry, But I'll go and see XM655 or XL360 at Coventry
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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by Rhubarb » Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:54 am

Hi All,
Yes she is shoved out of the way next to the effluent works ! How very sad she looks ! Surly she would be better in some museum under cover and all polished for people to admire, rather than sat there acquiring a nasty smell due to the location ! She is unlikely to ever fly again so why not preserve her in her magnificence ! Even the weathered Falklands hero has a better life opposite the Wave at RAF Wadington ! At least the public can see her and her mighty ordinance display. Perhaps Richard Branson or Alan Sugar might use their small change to save her from a certain slow death ! It’s all very sad !
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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by Unknown74 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:49 pm

Shame in a way they didn't go with one their original plan and have her at Duxford, mind you how would they have got her in there?

Are they not supposed to be opening some sort of Visitors Centre at Robin Hood?

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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by Nighthawke » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:02 pm

Not sure why Duxford would want a second Vulcan?

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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by chrism8 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:27 am

As mentioned before, the one at Coventry Air Museum or Wellesbourne are worthy of a visit, Wellesbourne is only open at the weekends thou as far as I'm aware, the 2 aren't that far apart so you could do both !!

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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by thevulcan » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:07 am

21st June 2020 Xm655 will be doing two taxi runs one fast and one slow if u want to hear a live Vulcan again.

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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by colt99 » Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:49 pm

They've started to do tours, £15 for a 90 minute walk around and cockpit visit. Next one is sold out, but there are other dates.
https://www.vulcantotheskystore.co.uk/v ... 6421-p.asp

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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by Nighthawke » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:10 pm

Other locations are available for less cost and far more on offer - Coventry and Newark spring to mind.

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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by Richard B » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:27 am

thevulcan wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:07 am
21st June 2020 Xm655 will be doing two taxi runs one fast and one slow if u want to hear a live Vulcan again.
That is good news.

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Re: Can you still see XH558

Post by Ghastly Whisper » Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:56 pm

colt99 wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:49 pm
They've started to do tours, £15 for a 90 minute walk around and cockpit visit. Next one is sold out, but there are other dates.
https://www.vulcantotheskystore.co.uk/v ... 6421-p.asp
Well at least they are not charging an extortionate amount, they are a bit obsessive about covering her in names. Still like others there are other Vulcans about with far more to do after a look around.
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