XM655 Maintenance and Preservation Society

XM655 Spring EGR.

The EGR originally planned for Easter Saturday will now take place on Sunday 14th May. This cannot be a public event because it takes place within an active airfield with continuous aircraft movements. However, our activities can be viewed and heard from the airfield café.

Visiting XM655 on Saturday 13th May.

XM655 will be open as usual on Saturday 13th May, but we have large booked parties of visitors both in the morning and afternoon, so casual visitors hoping for cockpit visits will need to be patient and may be disappointed.

Black Buck Commemorative Patch now available

Our new and exclusive 35th Anniversary commemorative patch has been getting lots of attention.


Click HERE to buy or for more information.

About Avro Vulcan B.Mk2 XM655

Avro Vulcan XM655 was third from last of the Vulcan bombers produced for the Royal Air Force, being delivered in late 1964, and was part of the UK's nuclear deterrent force throughout the 1960s and 1970s. It is now owned by Wellesbourne Airfield, and is looked after by 655 Maintenance and Preservation Society (655MaPS) which is a volunteer organisation of Vulcan enthusiasts.

XM655 is one of the few Vulcans remaining in ground running condition, the only one with the most powerful of the engine variants (Bristol Olympus 301s) and 655MaPS aim to keep it running for as long as possible. The aircraft systems are powered up and exercised regularly, engine ground runs are carried out several times every year, and a "Fast Taxi" event is carried out every summer to show off the aircraft and raise funds to support its preservation.

XM655 is maintained by a small team of skilled and dedicated volunteers, many of whom are ex-RAF, (some even ex-V-Force personnel and one of whom actually worked on XM655 in service), who give up their Saturdays to preserving XM655.

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