Adderbury on flight path for Vulcan tour

Vulcan XH558
Vulcan XH558

It will be all eyes to the sky on Sunday around Banbury as the much-loved Vulcan bomber is due to pass overhead on the southern leg of its farewell national tour.

The plane, XH558, is the last Vulcan in flight but cannot fly again after this year.

It flew over Gaydon last weekend and now there will be another chance to see it.

There could yet be further final flights later this month but with the details of those yet to be confirmed, this weekend’s plans definitely have Banburyshire on the map.

On Saturday it does a northern route and then on Sunday it heads south.

The planned route includdes a Brize Norton flypast after which it goes to a turning point between Waddesdon and Bicester. It then heads north-west towards Wellesbourne, when it is due to pass over Bicester, the M40 and Adderbury, before skirting the west of Bodicote, Banbury and Wroxton.

For live updates on timings and its progress, check: www.vulcantothesky.org/