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by VRT Southend Vulcan
Fri 12 Feb 2021, 5:56 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: The Southend Vulcan - Vulcan Restoration Trust
Replies: 9
Views: 2938

Re: The Southend Vulcan - Vulcan Restoration Trust

It is with deep sadness and much regret that we announce the passing of the VRT's President, Norman Skinner, on 12 February. Norman had been unwell for several months and had also had to cope with the passing of his wife, VRT Vice-President, Pauline, last month. Norman was instrumental in the format...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Fri 18 Dec 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: The Southend Vulcan - Vulcan Restoration Trust
Replies: 9
Views: 2938

Re: The Southend Vulcan - Vulcan Restoration Trust

Thanks for the comments, we will keep you fully updated on what’s going on with our wonderful aeroplane.

Unfortunately, currently being in tier 3 does hamper things, but fingers crossed 2021 will allow us to demonstrate XL426 to the public a little more 😀

Robin
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Fri 18 Dec 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: The Southend Vulcan - Vulcan Restoration Trust
Replies: 9
Views: 2938

The Southend Vulcan - Vulcan Restoration Trust

Hi, We thought we’d start a thread to keep people updated with the goings on with Vulcan XL426 at London Southend Airport. Some of you may be aware that we held a taxi run event recently for Trust members as well as the public. We taxied twice in the morning, and then twice in the afternoon. This ga...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Thu 26 Nov 2020, 11:42 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: another one bites the dust - Brunty's Super Guppy to be cut up
Replies: 6
Views: 1679

Re: another one bites the dust - Brunty's Super Guppy to be cut up

Very sorry to read this, Andy - such a thing is the ultimate nightmare for any aircraft preservation group. I can only imagine it was made worse because the team was powerless to do anything about it and no one had the decency to let you know what was going on.

Rich
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Sat 19 Sep 2020, 9:06 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: VRT Visit the Vulcan Day - 20 September
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Re: VRT Visit the Vulcan Day - 20 September

Event is now sold out - please don’t come along if you haven’t got a ticket.
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Sun 13 Sep 2020, 10:29 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: VRT Visit the Vulcan Day - 20 September
Replies: 1
Views: 503

VRT Visit the Vulcan Day - 20 September

If anyone’s at a loose end next Sunday, 20 September, and is looking for an aviation ‘fix’, we are holding a Visit the Vulcan Day at London Southend Airport. COVID guidelines mean we must restrict the numbers at the event at any one time, so admission is by advance ticket only. There will be no tick...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Sun 17 Nov 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: VRT 's XL426 taxi run extravaganza, Southend 16-11-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1608

Re: VRT 's XL426 taxi run extravaganza, Southend 16-11-2019

We’re glad you enjoyed your day, Andy, and thanks for sight of the rest of your excellent photos. As well as being an event for the Trust’s members, it was also a ‘test’ for how we could run further member and public taxi-run events with XL426 in the future, hopefully next year - so please watch thi...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Mon 10 Jun 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Vulcan XL426 engine run Southend 08-06-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1932

Re: Vulcan XL426 engine run Southend 08-06-2019

Pleased you enjoyed your time with us on Saturday, Andy. Your compliments are appreciated by everyone who works to keep XL426 live and running. Some film of the engine run is on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/VulcanRestorationTrust/posts We're planning some more live events with XL42...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Wed 13 Jun 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend 17 June
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend 17 June

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 an...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend 17 June
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Re: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend 17 June

Many thanks, Steve.

Rich
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend 17 June
Replies: 4
Views: 1152

Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend 17 June

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...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 8:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: VRT Spring Event - Flying the SR-71 Blackbird
Replies: 0
Views: 565

VRT Spring Event - Flying the SR-71 Blackbird

Our Spring Event takes place this Saturday, 28 April, which features retired US Air Force Colonel Rich Graham as our very special guest speaker. Rich will be presenting his talk 'Flying the SR-71 Blackbird'. Rich flew the Blackbird from bases in the United States and Japan, as well as from RAF Milde...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Mon 23 Apr 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend this Sunday
Replies: 22
Views: 3586

Re: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend this Sunday

Thanks to sithrithy and any other UKAR regulars who came along to support us yesterday. We hope you had a good day and enjoyed yourselves. We had a very decent turnout and the weather played ball. A decent amount of cash went into the coffers which will help pay the bills (for a while anyway)! Our n...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Sat 21 Apr 2018, 8:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Where has XH558 thread gone?
Replies: 2297
Views: 334012

Re: Where has XH558 thread gone?

Some interesting points and I cannot resist posting some additional food for thought! Today the public was participating in cockpit tours of Vulcan XM594 at Newark and they have done so on and off for more than 35 years, this cost an extra £1 per person over and above the normal museum admission fe...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Sat 21 Apr 2018, 7:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend this Sunday
Replies: 22
Views: 3586

Re: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend this Sunday

Whilst nothing is confirmed yet, it's quite possible we will go down both routes for our engine running and taxying events. Our ethos has always been to give as many people as possible the chance to see XL426 and this is reflected by the very affordable entry fees at our Visit the Vulcan Days. We're...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 9:34 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend this Sunday
Replies: 22
Views: 3586

Re: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend this Sunday

Hello Richard. This sounds like a tempting day out. Do you have any ambitions to allow potential paying enthusiasts the chance to see XL426 taxiing? I don't expect for a moment this would be straight forward, but I believe there was a secret taxi run December last year? I understand the reason it w...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 5:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend this Sunday
Replies: 22
Views: 3586

Visit the Vulcan Day - Southend this Sunday

Just a reminder that the VRT is holding its first Visit the Vulcan Day of 2018 this Sunday, 22 April, at London Southend Airport. Please come along and see Vulcan XL426 if you can and help us with our fund raising efforts. Full details of the day are below - we look forward to seeing you. Our Visit ...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Sat 31 Mar 2018, 4:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Vulcan XL426 - upcoming April events
Replies: 0
Views: 537

Vulcan XL426 - upcoming April events

Hi All Despite our enforced move out of Hangar 6 at London Southend Airport before Christmas, the VRT is running a full programme of events in 2018 as part of our on-going fundraising efforts for XL426. We have our first Visit the Vulcan Day on 22 April followed by our Spring Event on 28 April. Deta...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 2:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Joe L'Estrange - Vulcan Pilot
Replies: 6
Views: 3306

Re: Joe L'Estrange - Vulcan Pilot

Hi All This is to let you know that Joe L'Estrange's funeral mass will take place on Friday 16th February at 12 noon at Our Lady of Good Council Church in Jermyn Street, Sleaford, Lincs. followed by Surfleet Crematorium at 2.00 pm. His family has informed us that anyone wanting to make a donation in...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Joe L'Estrange - Vulcan Pilot
Replies: 6
Views: 3306

Joe L'Estrange - Vulcan Pilot

I’m sure many of you will have heard of the renowned Vulcan display pilot, Squadron Leader Joe L’Estrange. Those of a certain age may even have been lucky enough to have witnessed him displaying one of the mighty deltas. Sadly we have to report Joe’s passing last Sunday evening, 14 January 2018, fol...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 10:06 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Vulcan XL426 to Move to Hangar at London Southend Airport
Replies: 19
Views: 6304

Re: Vulcan XL426 to Move to Hangar at London Southend Airpor

Hi Everyone We've just released the following joint statement with StobartGroup: "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. "Following discussions, both parties are...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 8:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Vulcan XL426 to Move to Hangar at London Southend Airport
Replies: 19
Views: 6304

Re: Vulcan XL426 to Move to Hangar at London Southend Airpor

Just to confirm that nothing's been decided yet and that we're working closely with StobartGroup to find a solution. Once there's anything further to report - and we can't say for certain at the moment how fast or slow things will move - we will keep UKAR informed. In the meantime, please accept our...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Sun 14 May 2017, 8:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Vulcan XL426 to Move to Hangar at London Southend Airport
Replies: 19
Views: 6304

Re: Vulcan XL426 to Move to Hangar at London Southend Airpor

Very positive news for the long term future of the Vulcan, I'm intrigued to know if she's been taken off the pan where she was previously is there still an opportunity for engine runs and night photo shoots to be done at the airfield, I know that there's talk about TLE hopefully doing another one l...
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Sun 14 May 2017, 11:39 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Vulcan XL426 to Move to Hangar at London Southend Airport
Replies: 19
Views: 6304

Re: Vulcan XL426 to Move to Hangar at London Southend Airpor

Vampire 1973 wrote:Is hangar 6 next to the old control tower?


Hi - no it's the one furthest away, at the western end of the line of hangars and next to Seawing Flying Club.

Rich
by VRT Southend Vulcan
Sun 14 May 2017, 10:34 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Vulcan XL426 to Move to Hangar at London Southend Airport
Replies: 19
Views: 6304

Vulcan XL426 to Move to Hangar at London Southend Airport

We are delighted to let everyone on UKAR know that Vulcan XL426 will soon be moving to a new home under cover at London Southend Airport. XL426 is relocating to the airport’s Hangar 6 for an initial five-year period. The hangar will become our engineering and visitor base. XL426 was moved off her pa...