The Numbers: The Vulcan to the Sky Trust

The figures behind the charity which preserves and maintains the world's only airworthy Vulcan bomber, the XH558

£2.02m: The charity's income for the year ending October 2009, up from £1.81m in the previous year

£1m: The amount raised by an emergency campaign that ended on 6 March 2009. It had raised only £260,000 by the start of February but received support from media including the Mail on Sunday and raised £500,000 in the final week. Another emergency campaign was launched in October 2009 and raised about £800,000

£1.74m: Free reserves at year-end. The charity's target was to hold reserves equal to 12 months' expenditure, or roughly £2m

£80k: No employee was paid more than this

49: The number of hours the aircraft flew in 2009, at 31 different events. It was seen by 2.5 million spectators

1960: The year the XH558 was built.

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