He added: “The Vulcan really is the people’s plane because without the financial backing of the British public she would not be flying.”
The plane was the RAFs display model until 1993 but only started flying again in October 2007 after a £7m refurbishment and is the most complex plane brought out of retirement without the help of
The Vulcan made a surprise flypast at the 2009 festival and two full displays, including the ‘Power Hour’ on the final day, which also featured the Red Arrows and the Eurofighter Typhoon.
Vulcan bombers were equipped with nuclear and hydrogen bombs. They were Britain’s main cold war deterrent from 1957 to 1969 when they were replaced by Polaris submarines.
Will 'howl' of the Vulcan bomber be heard over Bournemouth again?
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