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V Force – 25 Years of Victor at Elvington
25th November 2018
On 25th November 1993, Handley Page Victor XL231 Lusty Lindy flew into her final home at Yorkshire Air Museum on the adjacent 10,000 foot runway. Since that time, she has been cared for by a dedicated team of volunteer specialist engineers in full ground running order.
Join Us In Celebrating 25 Years of Victor XL231 at The Yorkshire Air Museum
Come along to the Museum, join us on the anniversary of the arrival of XL231 and learn more about the continued operation of this iconic V Force Jet and the aircraft of the Cold War, plus the hard work and dedication needed to keep this aircraft operational.
For everyone to enjoy the Victor at closer quarters than normal, she will be positioned in the centre of the Museum where our team of guides will be conducting guided tours of the outside of the jet.
A Talk by Vulcan pilot Martin Withers, DFC.
Martin is the current Chair of the Board of Trustees here at the Yorkshire Air Museum and all proceeds from his talk will go towards the continued development of the Museum.
The talk will take place in the Elvington Room at 11:00am.
Martin was the Captain of the first attack to liberate the Falkland islands after the Argentinian invasion in 1982 (there were only 3 crews who between them carried out 5 successful attacks) one of the Vulcan pilots who carried out the Black Buck raids to target the runway of Port Stanley during the Falkland Islands conflict. At the time, the longest bombing raid ever carried out by the Royal Air Force, the success was made possible due to the support of Victor air to air refuelling.
Victor Live Engine Runs
In the afternoon, XL231 will re-position to her traditional Thunder Day location for engine runs. If you have never experienced the ground shaking experience of four jet engines running up to full power at close quarters, then you really must join us on this unique anniversary event.
Sunday Lunch in the NAAFI
As winter is closing in, the Museum’s NAAFI restaurant becomes ever more popular on Sundays. Don’t forget, our famous Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding Sunday Lunch will be available for everyone to enjoy.