84 year old man among team of 17 people who do charity skydive at Wimblington in aid of Vulcan To The Sky Trust

Vulcan XH558 Skydive. Peter Kennett landing.

Vulcan XH558 Skydive. Peter Kennett landing. - Credit: Archant

Seventeen brave club members, including an 84 year old, leapt out of the air at 12,000ft to raise more than £4,200.

Vulcan XH558 Skydive. Team group.

Vulcan XH558 Skydive. Team group. - Credit: Archant

The team did the skydive at North London Skydive Centre, Wimblington, in aid of the Vulcan To The Sky Trust, which aims to inspire the next generation of engineers through the Vulcan’s displays at Airshows and an educational program.

One of the participants was Chesterfield’s Peter Kennett, 84, while for Mazza Jesty, of Oxford, the skydive coincided with her 60th birthday.

Vincent Hopper, of Chatteris, was supposed to jump with the team but he broke his elbow the week before the skydive.

You can still donate at www.justgiving.com/vulcanxh558skydive

Vulcan XH558 Skydive. Malcolm Thomas and Jason Longden suited up waiting their turn.

Vulcan XH558 Skydive. Malcolm Thomas and Jason Longden suited up waiting their turn. - Credit: Archant


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The Vulcan is a jet-powered strategic bomber which was operated by the Royal Air Force from 1956 until 1984.

To find out more about the Vulcan To The Sky Club, go to www.vulcantothesky.org/club

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