Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend 17 June

Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend 17 June

Postby VRT Southend Vulcan on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 4:22 pm

Our second Visit the Vulcan Day of 2018 takes place on Sunday, 17 June, at London Southend Airport. It's Fathers' Day, of course, so if you're looking for someone to take your Dad as a treat, or if you yourself are a Dad and the family has said is up to you where to go because it's your 'Special Day', look no further. And it's in a good cause, with all proceeds going towards the upkeep of Vulcan XL426.

Full details of the event are below - we look forward to seeing you. Please also take a look at our website: www.avrovulcan.com.

Our Visit the Vulcan Days are great days out for aircraft enthusiasts and the general public alike. We will be giving guided tours of XL426 and for an additional fee you can climb inside the Vulcan’s cockpit. We will also have a rare WE177B nuclear bomb on display, on loan from the museum at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston, as well as two examples of the 1,000 lb HE bombs of the type the Vulcan dropped on Port Stanley during the 1982 Falklands Conflict.

Southend Radio Control Model Flying Club is bringing along a selction of its models (not flying on the day) and we will have an exhibition from the Essex Fire Fighting Museum. Rayleigh Brass Band will be keeping everyome entertained throughout the day. To keep you refreshed we have a burger and hotdog stall and a doughnut and ice cream kiosk. There will also be a micro brewery stall to help you wash it all down!

The Visit the Vulcan Day is being held on the apron outside Hangar 5 at London Southend Airport, which is XL426's place of residence until we confirm a new, permanent site for the Vulcan with the airport's management. Negotiations are ongoing. There is free car parking available - please follow the direction signs on the day. For those using SatNav, please enter post code SS2 6YF.

Gates open at 10.00 am and last admission is at 4.00 pm. Entry is just £5.00 for adults with under-16s admitted free. There is an additional charge of £4.50 for cockpit visits which applies to all. Cockpit visits take place every 15 minutes with timed tickets available. This means you can buy your ticket but don't need to stand in a queue. You can look at the other exhibits, or sit down and relax, until your cockpit visit time comes round. The small size of the Vulcan's cockpit means we're limited on the numbers we can get into it during the course of a day, so we recommend you arrive before 2.00 pm to be sure of getting in the cockpit and before 11.30 am if you don't want to wait too long.

If you just want to come to come along and see XL426 and take photos, please arrive at any time.

All tickets are available on the day - there are no advance ticket sales for our Visit the Vulcan Days.

If you can't make it, we will be holding two further Visit the Vulcan Days in 2018 on 19 August and 16 September.

Rich

Richard Clarkson
Trustee
Vulcan Restoration Trust
Preserving Vulcan XL426 at London Southend Airport
Registered Charity No 1058111
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VRT Southend Vulcan

Re: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend 17 June

Postby XR219 on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 11:51 am

Sounds great, hope it goes well!
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Re: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend 17 June

Postby VRT Southend Vulcan on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 5:22 pm

Many thanks, Steve.

Rich
Vulcan Restoration Trust
Preserving Vulcan XL426 at London Southend Airport
Registered Charity No 1058111
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VRT Southend Vulcan

Re: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend 17 June

Postby Rebecca_1984 on Tue 12 Jun 2018, 7:03 pm

Sorry if I'm missing something obvious here but does XL426 get the engines run up during the visit the Vulcan events ?
Rebecca_1984

Re: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend 17 June

Postby VRT Southend Vulcan on Wed 13 Jun 2018, 8:24 am

Rebecca_1984 wrote:Sorry if I'm missing something obvious here but does XL426 get the engines run up during the visit the Vulcan events ?


We don't run engines at our Visit the Vulcan Days but do power-up the Airborne Auxiliary Power Plant (AAPP) at lunchtime so visitors can see the bomb doors being opened and shut and the flying control surfaces moving.

Rich

Richard Clarkson
Trustee
Vulcan Restoration Trust
Preserving Vulcan XL426 at London Southend Airport
Registered Charity No 1058111
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VRT Southend Vulcan


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