Photos taken during the ALM Summer Project:
Vulcan to the Sky, in Doncaster, UK, in the first week of August 2016. Six students from CCIII and the Lycée Albert 1er and two chaperones took part in the week’s course which was a great success: There were history lessons and lessons in safety for working on and around the aircraft.
The students then worked underneath the Vulcan bomber; on a Canberra which is about to be restored to flight; saw other aircraft being repaired, restored and repainted; visited a new on-site flying school and hangars of private jets; helped with a build-a-plane project and spent a half day on a flight simulator.
The highlight of the week was accompanying the Vulcan onto the tarmac for its monthly outing, having helped with the engine checks, and hearing the great beast howl and roar as it had in the skies over Britain until late last year. The students were very much in awe and felt as though they were part of history: a wonderful experience .
And one which we hope to repeat next year with other young ALM members!
The Project was conceived by Mike Hurrell - a Vulcan Pilot and Air League member - and his contacts at the Vulcan to the Sky Trust. Many thanks Mike, and of course to Dr Robert Pleming, Andrew Edmonson, Ian Straw, Ray Watts and the other Vulcan engineers who brought the project to life for us and not forgetting the rest of the admin team who helped everything to run smoothly. A big thank you also to the parents for their confidence and to the students for taking part.