Visit the Vulcan Day returns for the first time in 2022 with former Royal Air Force aircraft Avro Vulcan XL426 open to visitors at London Southend Airport on Sunday 24 April.
Admission is a very reasonable £7.00 with under-16s admitted FREE. There is an additional charge to go inside the Vulcan’s cockpit – come early to book a place!
Vulcan XL426 is owned by the Vulcan Restoration Trust. The Trust is a registered charity and it maintains the aircraft in full working order, although it is no longer airworthy.
The Vulcan is one of the most distinctive-looking aircraft ever made. Its gigantic delta wings are 111 feet wide. Although XL426 did not take part, other Vulcans from the Royal Air Force flew what were then the longest strike missions in history, over 8,000 miles, during the Falkland Islands conflict 40 years ago next month.
Vulcan Restoration Trust Events Manager, Jamie Keene from Shoeburyness said: “As well as the Vulcan itself, we will have plenty more to keep the whole family entertained. There will be a display of fire engines, including one from the airport itself, which will have its water cannon in action at some point – so bring your umbrellas!
“Rayleigh Brass Band will also be playing during the day and there will a display of historic military land rovers, plus we will have Captain Marvel, Iron Man and Captain America will be patrolling the show ground to make sure everyone behaves!”
Visit the Vulcan is a great way to get ‘up close and personal’ with Vulcan XL426 and all the money raised from the event helps is keep this historic aircraft preserved.
The gates open at 10.00 am and last admission is at 4.00 pm. Tickets are on sale via the Trust’s website www.avrovulcan.com and on the gate on the day.