Vulcan XL426 60th Anniversary Taxi-Run

Saturday, August 27, 2022

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 unrivalled 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 serviceability). 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.

Gates will open at 11.30 am and the taxi-run will start at 1.00 pm.

Attendance is limited and tickets are now on sale. Prices are as follows:

Public Adult: £50.00; VRT Member Adult: £25.00; Under-16 (must be over 12 years of age): £15.00.

VRT Individual Members may purchase a single ticket at the discounted rate and Family Members may purchase two. There is no limit on the number of Public or Under-16 tickets VRT Members can buy for their guests.

Why not join the VRT now and take advantage of the discounted Member price as well as receiving the benefits of VRT membership?

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.

Teas, coffees and hot and cold refreshments will be on sale throughout the day.

Should it be necessary to cancel the event for any reason, we will provide full refunds on all ticket purchases. We won’t, however, be able to compensate for other costs you or your guests might incur attending the event, such as travelling or hotel costs.

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