Help to inspire new generations of aviators and engineers

You could win a fabulous flight in a Spitfire!

(Doncaster 14th September 2016): Vulcan to the Sky Trust is launching its Winter Raffle and a selection of exciting prizes is on offer.  The Trust has a number of important projects underway, including the recently announced intention to return a former world record-holding English Electric Canberra WK163 to flight.  The previously restored Avro Vulcan XH558 is in full ground-running condition in her original V-Force hangar on the former RAF Finningley airbase that is now Doncaster Sheffield Airport. 

The Winter Raffle is a key part of the Trust’s fundraising activity.  Supporting the work of the Trust is easy, and all proceeds from the raffle will support its work, helping to return a celebrity jet-age aircraft to flight, whilst also helping inspire new generations of aviators and engineers. 

Raffle tickets cost just £2 and you’ll have the chance to win one of these exciting prizes:

1st Prize: Day with the Blades and a flight in a Spitfire with guest in formation in an Extra 300  

The Blades is the only aerobatic team that can carry passengers, so you will experience a range of aerobatic flying manoeuvres.  A flight in the truly iconic Supermarine Spitfire needs no introduction, and the sound of her Rolls-Royce Merlin engine as you accelerate to take off will be with you forever.  The Extra 300 is a two-seat aerobatic monoplane designed in 1987 by Walter Extra , a German aerobatic pilot, and is capable of thrilling airborne feats.  

2nd Prize: Day with the Blades and a flight in an Extra 300

All the excitement of the first prize but without the extra buzz of the flight in the Spitfire.

3rd Prize:   Taxy ride in Avro Lancaster ‘Just Jane’ at East Kirkby

Enjoy a thunderously-loud, bone-shaking taxy ride down the runway at East Kirkby airfield, in the Lancaster ‘Just Jane’, an unmatched experience for any aviation enthusiast.

4th Prize:   Overnight stay and Spa day at Titanic Spa for two people

Pamper yourself at the luxurious Titanic Spa in west Yorkshire, the UK’s first eco-spa.  The prize includes an overnight stay and first-class spa treatments for two.

5th Prize:   Annual Family Membership to the Imperial War Museum sites

A fantastic prize for your family, valid for multiple visits at any of the museum’s sites.  

To request raffle tickets, please call 01302 802077 or order online at www.vulcantothesky.org and they will be posted to you.  Ticket stubs must be returned to the Trust by 31 March 2017, and the draw will take place on 12 April 2017.

ENDS

About Vulcan to the Sky Trust

Vulcan to the Sky Trust is a charity dedicated to the maintenance of Vulcan XH558 in superb ground-running operation, to the restoration and return to flight of Canberra WK163 and to creating support of other aligned projects.  The Trust works to promote awareness of and education in aviation, promoting support for conservation and restoration, and to inspire the interest and support of new generations.  

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