The Vulcan's final flight of the season was a 2-hour 'Cold War' tour of RAF stations on 25th September. See our Facebook entry for more details of this flight.
XH558 had 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. During 2014 she 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.
Just a few shows left in 2014. Check out the Calendar
Abingdon: May 3
Llandudno: May 23
Biggin Hill: June 13
Cosford: June 14
Welshpool: June 14
Duxford Flying Legends: July 11-12
RIAT: July 17-19
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VeRA arrived home in Hamilton to a fanfare welcome at about noon local time on Sunday 28th September. Her journey back from the UK had been delayed at Iceland because of the weather and an unscheduled fuel stop in Greenland.
The Lanc had completed most of its displays since arriving in the UK on 8th August. The main exceptions were Bournemouth and Shoreham, which had to be cancelled when a serious problem with engine 4 during a local flight from Durham Tees Valley on Friday 29th August took her out of action until 3rd September. Her tour resumed afterwards, complete with new engine.
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.
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