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Is the Vulcan XH558 going into partnership with sleaze rock band Knock Out Kaine?
10:00am Friday 15th March 2013 in News
FANS of one of Bournemouth Air Festival's favourite aircraft are on tenterhooks for an announcement next week.
A post on Vulcan XH558's Facebook page with this logo and the slogan “Don't let me die, I wanna fly...all will be revealed on 21.03.2013” has got supporters talking.
Many have speculated that it might concern a sponsorship deal and a new paint scheme for the plane, but the Vulcan to the Sky Trust has posted to say it has “nothing to do with changing paintwork”.
More likely seems to be a partnership with British rock band Knock Out Kaine - posts on Twitter suggest the band will be supporting the Cold War bomber and the logo appears to be a reworked version of that of the band.
The band has posted on Twitter to say they have done a photoshoot with the plane.
Jon Weaver, air festival director, said: “We hope the announcement on March 21 is positive, and that the Vulcan bomber is able to return to the Festival in 2013, particularly as this year we will be welcoming a ‘big noise’ favourite back to Bournemouth, which we will be announcing at the Air Festival launch March 22.”
The aircraft needs hundreds of thousands of pounds a year to stay in the air and it all comes from public support.
The latest fundraising drive to raise £800,000 has around £550,000 in the kitty.