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26th February, 2008, 01:01 AM
Received this message today. It seems that after all the news attention over the first flight, the aircraft has been largely forgotted about. Unfortunately it has to perform several more test flights before it can be certified for public display.
I'd be really greatful if you could spread the message around any clubs / mailing lists you have access too. It would be real shame to have this project fail at the very last hurdle.


Dear Loyal Vulcan Supporter,

In view of the recent news of XH558's critical funding shortfall, and to help gain the maximum national media coverage possible, please take a few moments to forward the following pre-prepared email to the email recipients listed below. Clearly the more of us that forward this message, the greater the chance of achieving our goal of getting XH558 back in the public eye and back into the sky where she belongs.

Please feel free to forward it to any other appropriate media groups that you may have email addresses for. We now have very few weeks left to cross this final hurdle; please help.

Sky Radio News radio@bskyb.com

Sky News news@sky.com

ITV This Morning thismorning@itv.com

Channel 4 Richard & Judy richard&judy@channel4.com

BBC Breakfast <breakfasttv@bbc.co.uk

GMTV Talk2us@gm.tv

Thank you for your continued support.

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Dear Sky Radio News/Sky News/ITV This Morning/Channel 4 Richard & Judy/BBC Breakfast, (delete as appropriate)

I am contacting you in the hope that your programme might be able to give even the briefest of mention to a worthy cause that is at a crucial point of near financial collapse. For over 9 years, huge efforts have been made to return an icon of British heritage to public display - an Avro Vulcan aeroplane. The whole thrust of the restoration to flight project was based around the invaluable asset it represents to the education of our children, in British science, engineering and history. On the basis of this, it remains the only project of its kind to receive funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

After a record breaking first flight in its present restored form, in October 2007, vital funding and sponsorship has eluded the project team. The aircraft currently sits in a Leicestershire hangar, fully flight-ready, unable to appear at UK airshows this year due to an URGENT cash shortage. If, by the end of March this year, ?150,000 cannot be found to jump this final hurdle, the whole 9 year project will close along with the extensive education programme built around this incredible machine.

As a national heritage asset, belonging to every man woman and child within our shores, the aircraft's immediate prospects are dire without the rightful media coverage so desperately sought. I would be extremely grateful if you could find even a one minute slot in your busy programme schedule to help champion this unique and worthy cause.

The project website is www.vulcantothesky.com where the entire story of this great British icon is told. The all important means of becoming part of the story and giving urgently needed help is there also.

Thank you for your consideration.


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