Vulcan VIP Visit - 6 April 2024

Saturday, April 06, 2024

VIP Visits are your opportunity to experience XL426 in her hangar at London Southend Airport away from the crowds and are ideal for enthusiasts and photographers.

VIP Visitors are given a guided tour of XL426 by an experienced guide before climbing into the Vulcan’s cockpit.

XL426 will be undergoing its winter servicing on the day of the visit. This is a chance to see a Vulcan in deep maintenance inside a hangar, providing unique memories and photogaphic opportunities.

The maintenance work will mean that the pilot's and co-pilot's seats will not be available to sit in.

Outside the cockpit, VIP Visitors will be able to meet the Trust’s engineering team and learn more about their work maintaining and restoring XL426.

The hangar tour includes a look behind the scenes to see the Trust's workshops and engineering activities not normally seen by the public. Visitors get a truly close-up view of the mighty delta’s inner workings and an in-depth view of the work involved maintaining this British and Cold War aviation icon.

Arrival is from 9.00 am for a prompt start at 9.30 am. Each Vulcan VIP Visit lasts approximately four hours and must be booked in advance. All VIP Visitors must be aged 16 or over.

The number of visitors on each visit is limited to just 10. This ensures everyone has ample time to visit XL426's cockpit and be shown around the aircraft and its hangar.  

Each Vulcan VIP Visit costs £60.00 per person and includes a welcome presentation with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits.

Important Note: we will provide refunds up to seven days prior to the event but will not provide refunds for any reason after that time, with the exception of the cancellation of the event.

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