Vulcan XH558 Engine Ground-Run Experience – Sunday 19 March 2023

Vulcan XH558 Engine Ground-Run Experience – Sunday 19 March 2023



Admission is only available via e-ticket.

Please read the Tour Conditions before booking.

  • Attendees must be 12 years and over.
  • 12 to 17 year olds must be accompanied by a paying adult.

IMPORTANT: In the email confirming your order, you will be given guidelines for providing the names of all those attending your visit. This detail is required in advance of your visit to arrange security passes for your access to the airfield through security.

Vulcan XH558 Engine Ground-Run Experience
Sunday 19 March 2023

  • AM Session: 9am to 1pm
    • Arrival drink with lunch at the meeting point after the engine ground-run.
  • PM Session: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
    • Lunch on arrival with a drink at the meeting point after the engine ground-run.

Your visit begins with a meet-and-greet in The Harvey Arms, Finningley. Your experience will include free parking, return transport to see XH558, drinks and a light lunch.

Meeting point: The Harvey Arms,

Old Bawtry Road, Finningley, DN9 3BY

The meeting room is at the rear of the venue

TEL: 01302 770200


Your Vulcan XH558 Engine Ground-Run Experience

  • Arrive at The Harvey Arms at the beginning of your session time and produce your e-ticket details for your security pass to be completed.
  • Board the coach and take in your security briefing, before passing through site security to see XH558 at the engine running bay.
  • See the ground crew prepare the aircraft for power-on.
  • A short visit to the cockpit for a photo opportunity. (restrictions apply – one person per visit)
  • Witness the aircraft come to life as the control surfaces elevons and rudder – are exercised in preparation for all Olympus engines being started.
  • See the operation of the bomb-bay doors and airbrakes.
  • Hear application of full power on selected engines and the famous Vulcan howl.
  • Watch the team follow the process of shutting down the engines.
  • Spend time under XH558s huge delta-wing before returning to the coach.
  • Return to the meeting point at the end of your visit.

Please read the Tour Conditions before booking.


There will be plenty of photo opportunities for you to capture the memory, to show to family and friends.

An amazing and memorable experience!

You will receive a personalised commemorative certificate to go with your photos and memories of your special day.

Remind yourself of the sight,
sound and smell of a living Vulcan!



Print your confirmation email or bring the order number with you. This will serve as your entry details for the party/number of people booked.

  • Select ‘EVENT TICKET’ as your delivery method at checkout, if your order is for the event only.
  • If other items are placed on the same order, delivery charges apply.


By booking, you accept full agreement of the Tour Conditions.

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