The Vulcan Restoration Trust (VRT) is due to hold a ‘Visit the Vulcan’ open day event at London Southend Airport on Sunday 23 April, 10am to 4pm. The VRT team will be on hand to give visitors guided tours of Vulcan XL426, and cockpit tours for an additional small fee.
Also on display will be a WE177B bomb, carried by the Vulcan during its time with the Royal Air Force, as well as examples of the 1,000lb high explosive bombs the Vulcan dropped on Port Stanley airfield during the 1982 Falklands Conflict.
Special displays will include the cockpit of an RAF Buccaneer fighter bomber, a selection of historic Royal Air Force and Army Land Rovers, plus historic fire engines.
General admission is £4.00 for adults with accompanied under-16s admitted free. Admission and cockpit tickets will only be on sale ‘at the gate’ on the day of the event – please note that there are no advance ticket sales. Entry is free for Vulcan Restoration Trust members.
Car Parking – important notice – Due to ongoing airport development, there will be no free parking at the Visit the Vulcan Day. All car parking will be in the airport’s short stay car parks for which there is a charge. Visitors to arrive by train or bus if possible. London Southend Airport station is only two minutes walk from the Vulcan and is served by frequent trains on the London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria line. Turn right when leaving the station and follow the signs to the Vulcan.