Vulcan Restoration Trust - XL426
London Southend Airport
April 30, 2022
Timeline Events organised another event here to raise restoration funds for the Vulcan Restoration Trust and Vulcan XL426. The re-enactors were worked hard by Steven Comber making sure all the photographers got the images they wanted.
Avro Vulcan B.2 (XL426 registered G-VJET) was delivered to Roy Jacobsen her new owner at Southend Airport on December 19, 1986, following a 20 minute flight from RAF Scampton. Vulcan Memorial Flight Supporters Club (VMFSC) took over the care of XL426 in 1990 later becoming the Vulcan Restoration Trust (VRT) a Southend-on-Sea based registered charity the formed in 1993. VRT keep the aircraft in good running order. Although it is not allowed to fly anymore it frequently performs taxi-runs. To my surprise XL426 was started up and taxied around the airport for a some minutes. The sound of its four engines was incredible.
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Vulcan B.2 (XL426) near the end of the afternoon and evening nightshoot.
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XL426 returns after a quick engine and taxi-run.
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XL426 cooling down.
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Vulcan B.2 (XL426) preparing for the pushback for the afternoon section of the photoshoot.
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Enter the re-enactors.
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Setting sun.
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Blue hour with added prop bombs and refuelling tanker.
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