Green technology will be at the heart of the new aviation visitor experience in Doncaster

Climate Change has never been more important so the new aviation attraction will make sure green technology is a key part of The Vulcan Experience.

Thursday, 18th November 2021, 11:35 am

The Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST) is currently fundraising to build The Vulcan Experience at Doncaster Sheffield Airport - they have just eight weeks left to raise the funds to make the attraction become a reality.

As part of the new experience they hope to build a Green Technology Hub (GTH) which will give young people an insight into how scientists and engineers are tackling climate change challenges.

The Trust have developed plans for a visitor experience that will be a legacy of this heritage restoration project and will inspire young people to pursue careers in science, engineering, technology, and maths (STEM) roles.

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They have 8 weeks left to secure the funds.

Michael Trotter from VTST said: “We must address the climate crisis in The Vulcan Experience and provide an opportunity for young people to see what can be done to protect the environment for the future.

“This was Dr Robert Pleming’s legacy and we are determined to fulfil his dreams of creating a GTH that will focus on the evolution of greener aircraft design and the materials that make them, looking at future technical solutions to the climate change issues generated by aviation.

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“Robert was the driving force behind returning XH558 to flight and his death earlier this year shocked and saddened us all.

“We are now working to deliver his vision of an exciting and interactive GTH that will inform and educate the public about the causes of climate change, especially those arising from aviation, and what engineers are doing to devise new solutions to reduce and eliminate these causes.

“The GTH will be a space where visitors will be encouraged to contribute to solving the climate challenge by following careers in aviation, engineering, and technology.”

The Green Technology Hub will feature explanations and demonstrations of the Climate Change Imperative and aviation’s contribution to climate change, but it will offer hope by showing there are solutions.

The charity will work with airlines and the aerospace industry to show visitors how they are acting on concerns about climate change.

Michael said: “We want the GTH to be a catalyst to inspire and educate, and that visitors will leave with an understanding that scientists, engineers, and technicians can and will solve climate change problems.

“But first we need to raise the money needed to build the hangar.

“Individuals or businesses can get involved to help us to reach our fundraising total of £2.2 million by the end of the year by either donating to our names under the wing appeal or joining our 553 Executive alliance.”

People can support the campaign by adding a name to the aircraft and contributing to the Trust’s work to build the new hangar creating a brighter future for heritage aircraft preservation, restoration and operation.

Names will be added permanently under the delta wing of Vulcan XH558, on the bomb bay doors and undercarriage doors for a donation of £50, and on other designated areas for a donation of £30.

Each dedication comes with a personalised certificate that acts as a commemorative receipt for the requested donation - for more information click here.

Businesses can support via the Vulcan 558 Executive Alliance - a membership group open to businesses from across the UK.

Any company that joins the Executive Alliance will, in return for sponsorship, receive a package of benefits including having their name displayed on a dedicated members’ wall in the new hangar - for more information click here.

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