Vintage Vulcan Bomber's Maneuvers Being Investigated By Authorities In The UK

Beloved British Avro Vulcan bomber XH588’s last flight is behind us, but the Civil Aviation Authority is not done examining its end of life antics. In particular a series of aerobatic maneuvers, seen in the video below, that were executed over Lincolnshire on October 4th.

The maneuvers in question, which look an awful lot like rolls, occurred after a ban on vintage jet aerobatics was put in place following the horrific crash of a Hawker Hunter at Shoreham in August.

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The CAA, which is roughly the British equivalent to the FAA in the United States, told the BBC:

A spokesman for the CAA said it was looking whether the Vulcan “may have performed a roll manoeuvre.”

He added: “This did not occur during an air display. Although not normally allowed under its current permissions to fly, a roll is a benign manoeuvre and the Vulcan’s maintenance support organisation has confirmed that the aircraft is safe to fly.

Will the CAA give the Vulcan to the Sky Trust a break under the circumstances, especially considering the bomber will never fly again? We will keep you updated as to how the story unfolds.

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