Avro Vulcan XL426 Project

Sit back, turn up the volume and enjoy that iconic Vulcan 'howl' as she powers down the runway...

For the past few months, Jibz TV has been hard at work filming with the Vulcan Restoration Trust at Southend Airport. From ‘fast taxy’ days where the Trust runs XL426 along Southend’s runway for the public to enjoy, to more behind the scenes content, we’re proud to be associated with the VRT.

Below are the films shot to date that the trust has released, and more – much more is to come.

11th September 2021 at London Southend Airport – and Jibz TV is there with Inspired by Arctic to capture the world’s first aerial drone footage of an Avro Vulcan braking ‘chute deployment and fasy taxy run. Avro Vulcan B2 XL426 gives her best yet again in two fast taxy runs, the second of which sees her deploy her braking parachute in some style. A lot of hard work and dedication makes these runs happen, with support from the public and the Air Traffic Control team at Southend Airport.

Next up – an engineering test day where all the systems were tested in preparation for the paid event taking place later that month.


XL 426 Engineering Test Day.

Next up – A behind the scenes look at an event rarely seen these days – the refitting of a Rolls Royce Olympus engine after it was removed to allow the fitting of a new starter. The teamwork involved was a pleasure to witness as the powerplant was gingerly hoisted back into position.

Refitting number one engine into XL426.

Another unique film – how the volunteers at the Vulcan Restoration Trust repack the braking parachute ready for reinstalling into XL426. The ‘chute was deployed at the next fast taxy event much to the delight of all the photographers present.

Unusual Views

Something the VRT and Jibz TV is agreed on is filming distinctive footage because we want to give you, the viewer unique perspectives . The next two films are single angle shots from below the port wing and from the very front of her tail fin as XL 426 performs a fast taxy. Well worth watching to the end as she returns to the hangar and the engines spool down..

Fast taxy and return to base.


Every few months or so, the VRT runs open days and other events where the public can get up close and personal with the Avro Vulcan and the team that keeps her alive. These days include usually include other exhibitors that attend and enhance the experience. This itrio of short promotional films showing what to expect.

Visit the Vulcan Day with XL426 at Southend Airport
Secret Cinema with XL426 at Southend Airport
2021 Hangar Dance

Fast Taxy runs and that ‘Howl’.

Now the meat and two veg – four fast taxy films shot on a rainy day in December 2021 – certainly not ideal weather, but the team pulled it off beautifully and the public really did appreciate the effort.

So sit back, turn up the volume and enjoy that iconic Vulcan ‘howl’ as she powers down the runway…