Historic Aircraft over the skys of Knutsford. | Knutsford Times

Historic Aircraft over the skys of Knutsford.

By on September 24, 2009

On Sunday 27th September at some time between 16:00 and 16:30 hrs, an Avro Vulcan, XH558 will fly through Manchester Airport, en route to the Southport Air Show.

The Vulcan bomber was the mainstay of Britain’s airborne nuclear deterrent and operated as a conventional bomber in the 1982 Falklands Conflict. XH558 (pictured) was manufactured at Woodford in 1960 and served with the Royal Air Force until 1992. It has been returned to flight condition and is now used for flight displays.

The aircraft is powered by four Bristol Olympus turbojet engines and is therefore noisier than modern aircraft. The aircraft will not land and only fly an approach before flying away to its’ next destination. We hope that you will forgive any disturbance caused and hope that you will enjoy the sight of this unique locally manufactured historical aircraft passing through.

Visit Manchester international airport’s website by clicking here alternativley you can email them community.relations@manairport.co.uk or telephone on 08000 967 967

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