Vul­can in his­toric fly­past

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

AVI­A­TION en­thu­si­asts and mem­bers of the public gath­ered to see the last air­wor­thy Vul­can make what could be its last fly­past.

The iconic plane, a Cold War-era bomber, flew over the for­mer Avro fac­tory in Wood­ford, where it was as­sem­bled be­fore its first flight in 1960, as part of its farewell tour.

The event, which saw thou­sands gather to watch the his­toric flight, was or­gan­ised as part of its V-Force tour on Armed Forces Day.

Avi­a­tion en­thu­si­ast Mel Thor­ley, who used to go plane-spot­ting at Avro as a child, said: “The Vul­can is so large, it’s in­cred­i­ble for it to climb the way it does.

“It’s an awe­some plane.”

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