Airworthy again after more than 10 years of campaigning and comprehensive restoration work by the 'Vulcan to the Sky Trust', the striking delta-wing bomber was the last of its kind to serve in the Royal Air Force. The aircraft was de-commissioned in 1993 & returned to the skies at Bruntingthorpe in October 2007. Last year, the iconic aircraft celebrated the 50th anniversary of its very first flight.
Eddie Forrester, Managing Director, Aerobytes Ltd says: "Aerobytes is passionate about keeping the Vulcan where it belongs, in the sky! We are delighted to be able to support both the bomber and Wings & Wheels by sponsoring the display and bringing this breathtaking aircraft to Dunsfold Aerodrome."
Jamie McAllister, Event Director comments: "The Vulcan drew a huge crowd to last year's Wings & Wheels. We are all really excited to confirm she will be displaying on both days this year and would like to thank Aerobytes for helping to make this possible. The Vulcan is another iconic addition to an already incredible line-up of aviation favourites. Tickets are now on sale from £18 and can be purchased from www.wingsandwheels.net."
It costs around £2M each year to maintain & operate the Vulcan. This is funded by a small army of several thousand individuals and companies like Aerobytes Ltd. As ever, the finances of the Vulcan are precariously balanced on the edge so your help would be gratefully received. For more information visit http://www.vulcantothesky.org/
Also included in the Wings line-up are the:
• de Havilland Vampire T11
• Team Viper (5 Hunter formation team)
• Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane)
• RAF Hawk T1
• RAF Tucano T1
• RAF Tutor T1
• Royal Navy Lynx Helicopter
• Royal Navy Historic Flight (Sea Hawk & Sea Fury)
• Tigers Parachute Team
• Hawker Hunter – Miss Demeanour
• Hangar 11 (Curtiss Kittyhawk, Hawker Hurricane)
• Old Flying Machine Company (Supermarine Spitfire, Mustang P51D)
• The Blades
• Breitling Wingwalkers
• Red Bull Matadors
• Avro Vulcan XH558
The 7th annual Wings and Wheels will be held over the August Bank holiday weekend; Sunday 28th & Monday 29th August 2011, at Dunsfold Park near Guildford, Surrey, and is open to spectators from 09:00 until 18:30.
Tickets start from £18 for adults, £40 for a family (2 adults and 3 children aged 5 – 15yrs), £5 for children aged between 5 and 15yrs and under 5s are free. Hospitality packages start from £125 per person, weekend passes, grandstand tickets and camping are also available. For more information visit www.wingsandwheels.net or to book tickets call 08712 305572.
Wings & Wheels is promoted by Dunsfold Park Limited with proceeds going to nominated charities: Brooklands Museum Trust, Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust, Help for Heroes and Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.