One of our customers, David Gill, recently took a group of riders on a private visit to Southend Airport to see this Avro Vulcan which has been preserved by the Vulcan Restoration Trust.
The Avro Vulcan B2 XL426 was built in 1962 and is number 44 of the 88 Vulcan’s built. This particular plane set an unofficial record when it was flown from Goose Bay, Canada, to RAF Scampton in 4 hours 5 minutes in September 1963.
In 1982 the Vulcan was one of 4 assigned to the Falklands Victory Flypast in London (although it did not play an active part in the war itself). The Vulcan was withdrawn from operational service in 1984.
Xl426 is one of 3 Vulcans that still has an active engine that can taxi on the runway. For more information about this plane, visit http://www.avrovulcan.com/.
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