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The UK's last flying airworthy Vulcan bomber takes to the skies for a final flypast before retirement.

The UK's last flying airworthy Vulcan bomber takes to the skies for a final flypast before retirement.

Avro 698 Vulcan B2 G-VLCN / XH558 (cn SET12) One of the last flying displays by this behemoth. Truly a wonderful flying display - a visual and aural feast. I have not seen the Vulcan display that many times, but felt it was as though the pilots (including Martin Withers, who flew the Vulcan down to bomb the Port Stanley runway in the Falklands in 1982) recognised they now had 'nothing to lose', and threw the aircraft around the sky with draw-dropping dexterity...

Avro 698 Vulcan B2 G-VLCN / XH558 (cn SET12) One of the last flying displays by this behemoth. Truly a wonderful flying display - a visual and aural feast. I have not seen the Vulcan display that many times, but felt it was as though the pilots (including Martin Withers, who flew the Vulcan down to bomb the Port Stanley runway in the Falklands in 1982) recognised they now had 'nothing to lose', and threw the aircraft around the sky with draw-dropping dexterity...

Bomb doors open, RAF Fairford 2011, the bomb doors carry the names of sponsors.

Bomb doors open, RAF Fairford 2011, the bomb doors carry the names of sponsors.

F-84F Thunderstreak | Photos: Republic F-84F Thunderstreak Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net

F-84F Thunderstreak | Photos: Republic F-84F Thunderstreak Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net

Avro Vulcan, one of the fabled V-bombers that bombed Port Stanley (Falklands) from RAF Waddington, Lincoln.

Avro Vulcan, one of the fabled V-bombers that bombed Port Stanley (Falklands) from RAF Waddington, Lincoln.

6Th June 2015. Avro Vulcan XH558 on short final to Doncaster after her first public display of the season at Throckmorton Air Show, XH558 is in her final display season before being grounded where she will remain at Doncaster on display and for fast taxis.

6Th June 2015. Avro Vulcan XH558 on short final to Doncaster after her first public display of the season at Throckmorton Air Show, XH558 is in her final display season before being grounded where she will remain at Doncaster on display and for fast taxis.

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