Vulcan 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, including the cockpit.
XL426 will be undergoing its winter servicing during our January, February, March and April 2024 Vulcan VIP Visits. This will give visitors the chance to see a Vulcan in deep maintenance inside a hangar, providing unique memories and photogaphic opportunities.
The maintenance work will, however, mean the pilot's and co-pilot's seats will not be available to sit in at these visits. Visitors will, though, be able to climb inside XL426's cockpit.
VIP Visitors in November 2024 will be able to sit in either the pilot's or co-pilot's seat.
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 tour includes a look behind the scenes to see the workshops and engineering activites not normally seen by the public, giving a truly close-up view of the mighty delta’s inner workings and the work involved to maintain this British and Cold War aviation icon.
Arrival for each Vulcan VIP Visit is from 9.00 am for a prompt start at 9.30 am. Each visit lasts approximately four hours and must be booked in advance. All VIP Visitors must be aged 16 or over.
The maximum number of visitors on each visit is limited to 10.
Each Vulcan VIP Visit includes a welcome presentation with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits.
Afterwards a selection of Vulcan souvenirs will be available to buy as a memento of your time with us.
Vulcan VIP Visits take place on the dates below - please click on the dates to find out more and book your places!
6 January 2024 - SOLD OUT
20 January 2024 - SOLD OUT
3 February 2024 - SOLD OUT
2 March 2024 - SOLD OUT
16 March 2024 - SOLD OUT
9 November 2024 - SOLD OUT
23 November 2024 - SOLD OUT
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