Vulcan, spitfire and Blades team up for formation flight over Northampton

Picture by Ian Grover Topham.

Picture by Ian Grover Topham.

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A formation flight including the Vulcan, spitfire and Blades Aerobatic Display Team roared over Northampton this afternoon.

The formation flight - which flew over Northampton this afternoon - was for a number of lucky raffle winners.

Avro Vulcan XH558 tweeted: “XH558 has just started her engines to take off shortly on a raffle prize formation flight.”

AT 1.20pm Avro Vulcan tweeted: “XH558 is entering a racetrack pattern south of Northampton.”

Followed by: “Spitfire and Blades joining up with XH558 now” at 1.30pm.

After that the aircraft flew over Pitsford Reservoir and then to the east of the town.

Les Pitcher tweeted: “It looked and sounded magnificent.”

Ali Feets tweeted: “It is the Vulcan and the Blades who are flying people (mainly prize winners). A rare and amazing sight!”