The new year might have started but there’s still time to purchase a fantastic diary designed to keep the last example of this magnificent example of British aero engineering.
These diaries are ideal for anyone with even a passing interest in amazing aircraft, the new 2011 pocket diary from the Vulcan to the Sky Trust brings the last flying Vulcan to life with a remarkable series of 50 high-quality colour pictures.
If you have ever wondered what it is like to look down the intake of an Olympus turbojet, or to crawl through a Vulcan’s forward pressure bulkhead into the radar housing, this diary is for you.
The Vulcan Desk Diary provides a traditional alternative, recreating the iconic desk diaries used by professionals throughout the Vulcan’s operational life. With a padded leather-look hard binding, gold-embossed Vulcan logo and gold-edged pages, the 220mm x 270mm book provides a week-per-view diary as well as a vast amount of useful information, including international dialling codes, conversion tables, phone numbers, world maps and an address book.
Buying either diary, or any other Vulcan merchandise, will almost literally help to bring the Vulcan to life. All proceeds from Vulcan merchandise go to help maintain and fly the aircraft, which delighted more than two million people in 2010.
The Vulcan Pocket Diary is £8 and the Vulcan Desk Diary is £15, available from the online store at www.vulcantotheskystore.co.uk
To stay in-touch with XH558, the last flying Vulcan, and find out how to support the aircraft and enjoy a host of supporter benefits, visit www.vulcantothesky.org and scroll down to sign-up for the newsletter. You can also follow XH558 on Facebook
Below, the pocket diary in the nose of XH558. The aircraft in action, at the bottom right, undergoing ground tests at RAF Lyneham, near Swindon