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Vulcan XH558  

XH558 returned to the air on 2nd June for the first time since the summer of 2013 following after modifications to the wing, renewal of the faulty fuel tank that took her out of action in 2013 and a full service. She has since completed all booked public displays, except the flypasts at Old Warden and Elvington, and the displays at Carlisle and Blackpool, which were all cancelled because of the weather.

Remaining confirmed bookings for the rest of this season are Ayr on 6th September and Duxford 13th. See our calendar for more details and keep up to date on their web site or on Vulcan To The Sky's Twitter feed or Facebook link Facebook page.

2014 top airshow dates

Duxford Air Show: 13-14 September
Goodwood Revival: 12-14 September
Old Warden: 7 September
Portrush, NI: 6-7 September
Prestwick, Scotland: 6-7 September
Southport: 20-21 September
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Canadian Lancaster (Vera)

Following a serious problem with engine No 4 during a local flight from Durham Tees Valley on Friday 29th August, the pilot shut down the engine and returned safely to the airport.

They decided to replace the engine. Work started almost immediately and a test flight with the new engine should be possible on Tuesday 2nd.

Displays over the weekend of 30th & 31st August had to be cancelled but the team hope to be able to resume their display and flypast programme at East Kirkby on Tuesday 2nd September.

Their latest news is on Lancaster Bomber Ale's website.

Vera's Arrival

The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Lancaster, known as 'Vera' because of its C-GVRA registration, landed safely at Coningsby on 8th August following its epic voyage from Canada, although the planned flypast with the BBMF Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane and the Red Arrows was cancelled due to atrocious weather.

After a service, Vera returned to the air on Tuesday 12th and completed the first 2-Lancaster flight for 50 years followed by a 4 ship formation on Wednesday 13th. On Thursday she got her Public Display Authorisation and made her debut public display at Eastbourne's Airbourne the same day.

Our calendar has more display dates and there are details on the owners website, warplane.com.

Airshows 2015

Click the heading to see early details of some of the Airshows planned for next year. If you are responsible for a 2015 airshow, send us details for inclusion in our 2015 UK airshow calendar

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