In October 2015 the last airworthy Vulcan bomber, XH558, will fly no more. 14 months ago I wouldn't have cared less, but now, in her final month I must admit a twinge of sadness at seeing her go to ground forever.
Goodbye HX558. I forgive you for sneaking up on me on Walbury Hill, 14 months ago, near scaring the life out of me when I didn't see you coming. I was hooked from then on.
Goodbye XH558. It was great to see you this year in more organised displays at Yeovilton & Fairford, and hear the howl of your engines, and see the adoration from everyone there.
Goodbye XH558. Even though the last 4 times I'd gone to see you pass overhead, you decided to deviate slightly from your route and I watched from the wrong hill. Forgiven.
55 years old, and you still look like something from the future..