GB2VEF will be operational from the Museum of Flight this weekend on behalf of the Vulcan to the Sky Club and Trust
This special event is part of the 2013 celebrations that are being run to promote the last flying Vulcan Bomber XH558 in her 2013 flying season.
We will be setting up on Friday afternoon in Hanger 1 at the museum from about 13:00 onwards and if you are free and wish to help you will be more than welcome. The aim is to get at least 2 hours operating after the build before the 17:00 Museum closure.
We hope to be on the air on Saturday from 08:00 through to 17:00 and on Sunday from 08:00 through to 15:30.
The station will consist of 2 x HF stations – one dedicated to 40m and the other 20/15/10m depending on band conditions.
Come along and take part and have some fun working a large station and, hopefully, the pile-ups.
Falklands War veteran XM597 @ East Fortune
Deployed in the suppression of enemy air defences role, XM597 is one of only two Vulcans used in anger. The other, XM607, dropped bombs on Port Stanley airfield in the Falkland Islands.
XM597 made the headlines when, due to a fractured in-flight refuelling probe, the Vulcan diverted to Rio de Janeiro. After seven days internment the aircraft and crew were released.
On the nose can be seen two mission markings and a Brazilian flag commemorating her unscheduled stopover.
XM597 flew into East Fortune in 1984.