There will be the chance to climb the ladder and visit the Vulcan’s cockpit and experience the cramped conditions in which its five-man crew had to work. The day will also include cockpits of classic jets from the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the Thundersley Brass Band providing musical entertainment throughout the day and re-enactors from the UK Garrison Star Wars dressed as Star Wars characters.
The Rochford Fire Service and the Riverside Fire & Rescue Service will display their historic fire engines along with London Southend Airport's fire service which will perform their popular water cannon demonstration.
The Vulcan at London Southend Airport is owned by the Vulcan Restoration Trust. The Trust is a registered charity and maintains the aircraft in full working order, although it is no longer airworthy. All the proceeds from Visit the Vulcan Classic Jets Day will go towards the aircraft’s upkeep.
Admission is £7 with under-16s admitted free. There is an additional charge to go inside the Vulcan’s cockpit – visitors are urged to book early to guarantee a place. Gates open at 10am. Tickets are on sale via www.avrovulcan.com and on the gate on the day.