Vulcan XL426 60th Anniversary Taxi-Run
Join us to celebrate Vulcan XL426's 60th Birthday and see the Vulcan blast down the London Southend Airport runway on Saturday 27 August.
Vulcan XL426 made her maiden flight from the A V Roe & Co airfield at Woodford, Cheshire, on 23 August 1962 and we're delighted she's still alive and kicking 60 years later.
Viewing will be from the Trust's exclusive visitor area in front of its hangar. This will give an uninterrupted view across the airport and unrivaled photographic opportunities.
We will also be marking the 70th Anniversary of the first first of the Vulcan prototype in August 1952.
XL426 will make two passes down the runway. The second pass will be at high-speed and XL426 will deploy her brake parachute (subject to serviceabiliity). XL426 will then taxi back to the apron area, giving a superb close-up view as the Vulcan taxies in and shuts down her engines.
Teas, coffees and hot and cold refreshments will be on sale throughout the day.
Gates will open at 11.30 am and the taxi-run will start at 1.00 pm.
Adult: £50.00; Under-16 (must be over 12 years of age): £15.00.
Due to London Southend Airport rules, children under 12 cannot be admitted. Also we cannot admit any animals, with the exception of assistance dogs, into the event.
Should it be necessary to cancel the event for any reason, we will provide full refunds. We won’t, however, be able to compensate for other costs you or your guests might incur such as hotel cos
London Southend Airport, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6YF
Sat 27 August