What a BRILLIANT idea

The tax disc, a departing British institution, has left an unfamiliar hole in the bottom left corner of millions of windscreens that can now be filled with another piece of iconic heritage thanks to the Vulcan to The Sky Trust. The charity, which operates the last flying Avro Vulcan, has launched a new tax disc replacement sticker that allows enthusiasts to show their support for XH558 and raise awareness of the charity.

The 85mm diameter sticker is available from www.vulcantotheskystore.co.uk and is currently reduced to just £4 for a pack of three. “The death of the paper tax disc has created an unfamiliar gap on many windscreens. It seems fitting to replace one British icon with another,” said Vulcan to The Sky Business Development Director, Michael Trotter. “Our Tax Disc Replacement sticks to the inside of the windscreen just as a traditional tax disc holder would, but shows a spectacular air-to-air picture of the Vulcan surrounded by the legend ‘Help Support the Spirit of Great Britain’.”

Ahead of a demanding 2015 for XH558 that includes The Royal International Air Tattoo on July 17th-19th, the aircraft is currently undergoing a winter service, which provides a perfect opportunity to visit her hangar at Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster to see the work in progress. “Rigorous maintenance is crucial to deliver another year of 100% technical availability,” said Trotter. “It’s a costly and demanding procedure that is carried out to a very high standard.”

Without government or RAF financial support, the Vulcan to The Sky Trust, which owns XH558, relies on fundraising and donations to raise the £2.2 million that is required to keep the aircraft in the skies. For more information on Vulcan memorabilia, to book a guided tour and to sign-up for regular email news about Vulcan XH558 and where to see her, visit www.vulcantothesky.org ENDS.