As part of its Return To Power restoration programme, the Southend Vulcan (XL426) has been moved around the airfield, and has run its engines.
Avro Vulcan B.2 XL426 is receiving much attention in advance of its first Open Day of the season on Sunday 24th April, with preparations both technical and cosmetic taking place.
The aircraft is kept in superb ground-running condition and recently the engineering team did just that and moved the bomber around the airfield and ran the engines at Southend as part of the Return to Power restoration programme.
Richard Clarkson, secretary of the Vulcan Restoration Trust, the charity which maintains the Southend Vulcan said: “Although the bomber will not be on the move for our open days it is always good to see the aircraft engines running. We hope you will come and visit and climb into the fascinating cockpit of this iconic Vulcan at one of our open days. It all helps this important charity to raise the money needed to keep it in good order.”
Entrance to the Open Day costs £4.00 (children under 16 get in free) with an additional charge of £3.50 per person regardless of age (subject to availability) for the cockpit visit.
Gates to the Vulcan will be open at 10am with last admissions at 4pm.