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The Vulcan Experience

The National Aviation Academy Hanger 3 Fourth Avenue, Doncaster DN9 3GE, England
+44 1302 623300
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An emotional reunion with Vulcan XH558

This was the first time I had been up close and personal with a Vulcan since 1969. That was when I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jim C
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France
Vulcan cockpit experience/ ground run

I have loved the Vulcan for many years and went down to see her at Robin Hood airport a couple of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Fiona D
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Innerleithen
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VULCAN EXPERIENCE IS FOR PRE-BOOKED VISITS ONLY. Contact for current avaialability
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  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
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“vip tour” (165 reviews)
“iconic aircraft” (39 reviews)
“bomb bay” (30 reviews)
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The National Aviation Academy Hanger 3 Fourth Avenue, Doncaster DN9 3GE, England
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+44 1302 623300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the first time I had been up close and personal with a Vulcan since 1969. That was when I was a young member of the ground crew on the Line Squadron at RAF Waddington. My wife and I joined a small group of...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have loved the Vulcan for many years and went down to see her at Robin Hood airport a couple of years ago when you got the tour and heard all about her from the very knowledge volunteers Luckily I was able to get a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time thanks to the very knowledgeable volunteers. To walk around this graceful old lady and hear her howl, could not stop smiling all the way home. Will definitely return and looking forward to the new hangar when built. See you again soon...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing evening of local music sat beneath such a magnificent plane. Made more special as it was in the home of RAF finningley

Thank Christine P
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

What an afternoon! The most enjoyable experience if you’re a fan of this iconic and beautiful aircraft. Watching the ground crew lovingly tend to her as they prepare to start her four Olympus engines. The magical part that every enthusiast present was waiting for, the...More

1  Thank di3212018
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

A fantastic afternoon around this famous Vulcan. A real privilege to get up close, inspect & touch this icon of flight in the engine test facility at Doncaster airport. You are even allowed to climb the ladders to view the tiny & cramped cockpit. The...More

Thank 395bob
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

60th birthday present bought by son and wife a really afternoon if you are an aircraft freak a been a long time since i was able to get so close expected her to be a bit of a wreck but has stood up well to...More

1  Thank Nigel G
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Amazing day the vulcan howl is one thing that needs to be experianced very knowledable guide great day

Thank ste S
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

I went to what is possibly one of the first XH558 Engine Ground Runs (EGR) today - an oxymoron I know but there are two sessions on the day, one AM and one PM - given I live in Liverpool and XH558 is based in...More

1  Thank wwwlsnr30
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Booked to go see a show in the hangar with the Vulcan . A very good evening too ...the Vulcan is amazing to look at in close quarters. A huge , beautiful machine !

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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure if still available, it was a gift. I think it was something like Vulcan to the sky. if you get the VIP tour you should get a one to one with guide. Ours was very knowledgeable. if you Google it you should... More
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