Avro Vulcan XH558 Farewell to Flight at

North Weald Airfield 11/10/15

 

 

On the 11th of October 2015 at North Weald Airfield in Essex, Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 made a farewell

flypast, as it was to be permanently grounded at the end of the month.

This very sad occasion in the life of XH558 was one not to be missed as it

would be my very last chance to see the aircraft fly. The 10th of October saw the aircraft

fly around the North of England & the 11th the South.

 

North Weald Airfield saw thousands of spectators waiting for the arrival of this iconic aircraft,

many arriving early in the morning & waiting patiently for several hours, until, at 13:30, the aircraft appeared over Harlow.

It banked left onto Runway 02 showing that famous shape to cheers from the gathered spectators,

it ran down the runway, then banked right towards the south-east & it was gone!

 

Other than the Vulcan, BAC Jet Provost Mk.52, G-PROV also flew a local sortie,

something to keep the spectators interested whilst waiting for XH558.

Parked on the main taxyway after arriving earlier was De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk WP901/B (G-BWNT).

 

Below are 30 images taken during the day on Sunday 11th October 2015 :

BAC Jet Provost Mk.52 G-PROV
BAC Jet Provost Mk.52 G-PROV
BAC Jet Provost Mk.52 G-PROV
BAC Jet Provost Mk.52 G-PROV
BAC Jet Provost Mk.52 G-PROV
BAC Jet Provost Mk.52 G-PROV
BAC Jet Provost Mk.52 G-PROV
BAC Jet Provost Mk.52 G-PROV
BAC Jet Provost Mk.52 G-PROV
BAC Jet Provost Mk.52 G-PROV
BAC Jet Provost Mk.52 G-PROV
BAC Jet Provost Mk.52 G-PROV
Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558
Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558
Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558
Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558
Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558
Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558
Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558
Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558
Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558
Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558
Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558
Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558
Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558
Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558
De Havilland Chipmunk WP901/B (G-BWNT)
De Havilland Chipmunk WP901/B (G-BWNT)
De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk WP901/B (G-BWNT)
De Havilland Chipmunk WP901/B (G-BWNT)

 

  

All images copyright İRoger Whitcomb 2015 - www.milairpix.com

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