Southend Vulcan Open at Visit the Vulcan Day

Sunday, 24 September, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00

Our Visit the Vulcan Day on 24 September is a great opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ with Vulcan XL426 at London Southend Airport.

V-Force Boys Book Signing Event - Cancelled

Due to maintenance work on Vulcan XL426’s fuel system, the ‘V-Force Boys’ book signing event planned for 3 September has had to be cancelled.

The event was to have featured an engine ground run by XL426. However the maintenance work won’t be completed by the time of the event so we have reluctantly had to take the decision to cancel.

Sadly, it won’t be possible to arrange another date for the event.

Our Visit the Vulcan Days scheduled for Sunday 20 August and Sunday 24 September WILL still be going ahead as planned.

VRT and XL426 in FlyPast

XL426 and the Vulcan Restoration Trust are the subjects of a four page feature in the September 2017 issue of FlyPast which went on sale on 1 August.

Titled “Queen of the South” the piece was penned by FlyPast Deputy Editor Steve Beebee who visited XL426 in her new home in London Southend Airport’s Hangar 6 on 5 July.

Steve interviewed the VRT’s Matt Lawrence, Andy Wagstaff, Peter Archer and Richard Clarkson for the feature, which looks both back at XL426’s time at the airport and forward to what can be achieved now the Southend Vulcan has a home indoors.

XL426 Moves Inside and Hangar Appeal Launched


XL426 moved into Hangar 6 at London Southend Airport on Friday 26 May to begin a new life under cover after spending more than 30 years outdoors at the Essex airport.

Vulcan XL426 to Move to Hangar at London Southend Airport


We are very delighted to announce that Vulcan XL426 is moving to a new home under cover at London Southend Airport.
XL426 is relocating to the airport’s Hangar 6 for an initial five-year period.

2016 Prize Draw Winners Announced

Bill Ramsey, display pilot and Vulcan XH558 captain, drew the winning tickets for the Trust’s 2016 Prize Draw at our Christmas Enthusiasts Event and Buffet at Hawkwell Village Hall on Saturday 3 December.

XL426 at sunset.

Thank you to everyone who came down to visit XL426 this year.

Our next public open days will be in 2017. Please check back here and the Facebook page for details of future events.

XL426 Engine run

We are delighted to be able to show you a unique, behind the scenes, video of an engine run and systems test.

Three Avro Sisters Together

Thursday, 21 August, 2014 - 20:45

Three historic Avro Aircraft together in unique formation at Southend today!

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