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Vulcan XL426 60th Anniversary Taxi-Run

London Southend Airport
11.30 am to 2.30 pm
Vulcan Restoration Trust

Join the Vulcan Restoration Trust to celebrate Vulcan XL426’s 60th Birthday and see the Vulcan blast down the London Southend Airport runway on Saturday 27 August.

Vulcan XL426 made her maiden flight from the A V Roe & Co airfield at Woodford, Cheshire, on 23 August 1962 and we’re delighted she’s still alive and kicking 60 years later.

Viewing will be from the Trust’s exclusive visitor area in front of its hangar. This will give an uninterrupted view across the airport and unrivalled photographic opportunities.

They will also be marking the 70th Anniversary of the first first of the Vulcan prototype in August 1952.

XL426 will make two passes down the runway. The second pass will be at high-speed and XL426 will deploy her brake parachute (subject to serviceability). XL426 will then taxi back to the apron area, giving a superb close-up view as the Vulcan taxies in and shuts down her engines.

Gates will open at 11.30 am and the taxi-run will start at 1.00 pm.

Attendance is limited and tickets are now on sale.

Due to London Southend Airport rules, children under 12 cannot be admitted. Also we cannot admit any animals, with the exception of assistance dogs, into the event.


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