Portrush will play host to another historic aviation event with the final appearance on the island of Ireland of the magnificent AVRO Vulcan bomber.
This season marks the final displays of this much talked about and much loved Cold War bomber which also played a significant role in the Falklands conflict. In her first visit to Portrush (Saturday only) she will probably be the biggest draw to this year’s show along with the Viggen jet fighter, RAF Typhoon jet and of course the RAF Red Arrows.
The delta wing strategic bomber, which was operated by the Royal Air Force from 1956 until 1984, uses jet engines similar to those on Concorde and provide a memorable roar during its display.
XH558 re-took to the skies in 2008 after a huge restoration programme and is the only flying Vulcan in the world. Her display at our seaside venue is a historic moment not to be missed. Photo by John Dibbs