News

Here you will find a selection of interesting news items and articles from the world of the Vulcan Restoration Trust; ranging from tales from our engineering team to news and reports about our various events.

Photo Night Shoot - Sold Out

Photo Night Shoot - Sold Out

Events

The Photo evening, sunset and night shoot on the Saturday 17th February 2018 is sold out.

Promises to be a great event, the first one last year was an excellent event which produced some amazing photos. 

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Squadron Leader Joe L’Estrange

Squadron Leader Joe L’Estrange

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Squadron Leader Joe L’Estrange

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Squadron Leader Joe L’Estrange, Vulcan pilot extraordinaire and VRT Honorary Member, on 14 January 2018 following illness.

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Vulcan XL426 – statement regarding move from Hangar 6

Vulcan XL426 – statement regarding move from Hangar 6

Latest

Two weeks ago the Vulcan Restoration Trust and StobartGroup announced that it might be necessary for Vulcan XL426 to relocate from Hangar 6 at London Southend Airport.

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Slow speed Taxy Test completed

Slow speed Taxy Test completed

Engineering

On the 3rd of December 2017 XL426 carried out a slow speed taxy test.

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2017 Prize Draw Winners Announced

2017 Prize Draw Winners Announced

Events

The winning tickets in the Vulcan Restoration Trust's 2017 Prize Draw were drawn by Kevin 'Taff' Stone at the Trust's Christmas Enthusiasts' Event & Buffet at Hawkwell Village Hall, Essex, on Saturday 2 December.

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Christmas Enthusiasts’ Event & Buffet 2017

Christmas Enthusiasts’ Event & Buffet 2017

Events

A wonderful and interesting afternoon was spent listening to our guest speaker Kevin ‘Taff’ Stone.

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Vulcan Restoration Trust – statement regarding possible move from Hangar 6

Vulcan Restoration Trust – statement regarding possible move from Hangar 6

Latest

The Trustees of the Vulcan Restoration Trust have issued the following statement.

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Visit the Vulcan Days in 2018

Visit the Vulcan Days in 2018

Events

The VRT has the pleasure to announce the Visit the Vulcan dates for 2018!

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V-Force Boys Book Signing Event - Cancelled

V-Force Boys Book Signing Event - Cancelled

Events

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.

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Visit the Vulcan Day on 20 August

Visit the Vulcan Day on 20 August

Events

What an excellent day! The August Visit the Vulcan Day was a huge sucess.

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VRT and XL426 in FlyPast

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.

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XL426 Moves Inside and Hangar Appeal Launched

XL426 Moves Inside and Hangar Appeal Launched

Engineering

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.

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Vulcan XL426 to Move to Hangar at London Southend Airport

Vulcan XL426 to Move to Hangar at London Southend Airport

Engineering

We are very delighted to announce that Vulcan XL426 is moving to a new home under cover at London Southend Airport.

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XL426 at sunset

XL426 at sunset

Events

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

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Flying the F-4 Phantom Over Vietnam – a talk by Colonel Rich Graham

Flying the F-4 Phantom Over Vietnam – a talk by Colonel Rich Graham

Events History

Another great talk from Rich Graham at the Orsett Hall Hotel

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VRT 2016 Annual General Meeting

VRT 2016 Annual General Meeting

Events

We were delighted to welcome renowned air display pilot Rod Dean as guest speaker at our Annual General Meeting and Enthusiasts’ Event on Saturday 9 April.

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Visit the Vulcan days in 2016

Visit the Vulcan days in 2016

Events

We held our usual four Visit the Vulcan days during the year and were delighted with the attendance by Members and the public...

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Tow Bar

Tow Bar

Engineering

It has been a constant source of amusement for anyone involved with the Engineering Team over the years that the operating manual for the Vulcan tow bar states that it can be attached to the aircraft by two people. We have never done it with less than four...

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Mobile worktop

Mobile worktop

Engineering

Our mobile work top is a simple piece of kit but we can’t do without it at the pan...

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XL426 Engine run

XL426 Engine run

Engineering

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

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Powered Flying Control Units (PFCU)

Powered Flying Control Units (PFCU)

Engineering

During 2015, Jamie Keene (Engineer) carried out a survey of all eight PFCUs to check critical adjustments...

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Three Avro Sisters Together

Three Avro Sisters Together

Events

Three historic Avro Aircraft together in unique formation at Southend.

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Cherry Picker

Cherry Picker

Engineering

Getting to XL426’s fin and rudder has always been a challenge and until now we have used our set of giraffe steps...

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