Legendary Vulcan bomber takes to the skies once again

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Doncaster’s iconic Vulcan bomber has roared into the skies once more on its first flight of 2013.

The iconic aircraft, which is housed at Robin Hood Airport, howled into action on Saturday afternoon after a winter overhaul, with crews using the flight over RAF Scampton as a chance to check everything was in working order ahead of a busy summer schedule of air show appearances and flypasts.

The plane, operated by the Vulcan To The Sky Trust, is the world’s only remaining flying Vulcan bomber with public donations helping to keep the 60-year-old aircraft airborne.

The first scheduled flight of the summer will be on Sunday, June 9.