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Vulcan XL426 Open Day – preview


The Vulcan Restoration Trust (VRT) is holding an open day at its Southend Airport home on Sunday 20 August.

Now settled in her new home inside the airport’s Hangar 6, visitors can expect to see Vulcan XL426 undercover after she’s weathered the elements for more than 30 years. The ‘Visit the Vulcan Day’ team say they will also have displays that including: Buccaneer, Jaguar and Hunter aircraft cockpit nose sections, a ‘Green Goddess’ fire engine, Essex Fire Fighting Museum fire engine, London Southend Airport fire engine, ‘Cold War’ military vehicles displays, classic 1960s and ‘70s cars, plus a BBMF flypast.

The VRT team will also be on hand to give visitors guided tours of Vulcan XL426 and for an additional small fee visitors can climb inside the cockpit.  Doors open at 10.00 a.m. with last admission at 4.00 p.m.

General admission is £4.00 for adults with accompanied under-16s admitted free. Admission allows visitors entry to the hangar to walk around the Vulcan, take a guided tour if they wish and take photographs. For an additional £3.50 per person applicable to both adults and under-16s, visitors can climb inside the Vulcan’s cockpit. The Vulcan Restoration Trust’s stand will also be open with a wide selection of Vulcan souvenirs on sale.

Limited free car parking will be available close to the Vulcan hangar.

For full details please see the Vulcan Restoration Trust website: www.avrovulcan.com.