Feeds

Vulcan bomber lives to fly another day

Campaign almost successful

New hybrid storage solutions

The campaign to keep the last flying Vulcan bomber in the air looks to have been successful.

Although the full amount has not been raised, enough donations have been found to keep the group behind the bomber trading for the next two summers - crucial for air displays, and to raise more cash.

In a letter to supporters Robert Fleming, chief exec of Vulcan to the Sky Trust, said the group had received £57,000 and believed it had sufficient momentum to bring in the remaining £75,000. This gives it enough money in the bank to continue trading and keep on staff.

Fleming said: "If you were waiting for it to become clear whether a donation to XH558 would be worthwhile, now is your moment."

The project has had a turbulent financial history. Restoration begin in earnest in 2005. Vulcans last flew in combat during the Falklands, but some were kept on by the RAF for refueling duties.

The Vulcan restoration project website promises a further update this evening. ®

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Boffins: Behold the SILICON CHEAPNESS of our tiny, radio-signal-munching IoT sensor
Single ant-sized Stanford chip combines radio, 'puter, antenna
Thought that last dinosaur was BIG? This one's bloody ENORMOUS
Weighed several adult elephants, contend boffins
TROUT and EELS in SINISTER PACT to RULE the oceans
Slimy chums form deadly alliance to sweep seas
Drones swarm over bearded Brit billionaire's island getaway
Just to take lovely pictures though, after Richard Branson invests in 3D Robotics
Chelyabinsk-sized SURPRISE asteroid to skim Earth, satnav birds
Space rock appears out of nowhere, buzzes planet on Sunday
California blue whale numbers soar to historical levels, say boffins
Still far too many of them being struck by US ships, mind
City hidden beneath England's Stonehenge had HUMAN ABATTOIR. And a pub
Boozed-up ancients drank beer before tearing corpses apart
'Duck face' selfie in SPAAAACE: Rosetta's snap with bird comet
Probe prepares to make first landing on fast-moving rock
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.