Vulcan XH558 Engine Ground-Run Experience - Sunday 19 September 2021
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Admission is only available via e-ticket & valid photo I.D
Please read the COVID-19 Tour Conditions before booking.
- All participants must have valid up-to-date photo I.D.
- This must be a Photographic Driver's Licence Card or UK Passport.
- Attendees must be 16+ and have their own photo I.D.
- 16 and 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 and ID details 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 airport security.
Vulcan XH558 Engine Ground-Run Experience
Sunday 19 September 2021
- AM Session: 9am to 1pm
- Arrival drink with lunch at the meeting point after the engine ground-run.
- PM Session: 1pm to 5:30pm
- 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
For the safety and protection of you and our volunteers
face masks must be worn whenever indoors during your visit
Your Vulcan XH558 Engine Ground-Run Experience
- Arrive at The Harvey Arms at the beginning of your session time and produce your valid photo I.D. for your security pass to be completed.
- Please do not arrive before your session time, as we must manage the numbers of people on-site to comply with social distancing rules.
- Board the coach and take in your security briefing, before passing through security on the airport 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 XH558’s huge delta-wing before returning to the coach.
- Return to the meeting point at the end of your visit.
Please read the COVID-19 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!
Please note: This is an e-ticket - no physical ticket will be issued
- 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.
COVID-19 Tour Conditions
PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING
Attendees must be 16+ and have their own photo I.D. 16 and 17 year olds must be accompanied by a paying adult.
This event involves a short amount of walking and plenty of standing, so is not ideally suited for those with restricted or limited mobility. If you require wheelchair access, please call 01302 802077 to discuss your needs BEFORE booking. In each case, every wheelchair user should be accompanied by a responsible paying adult as part of their party. This is to comply with Health & Safety regulations when airside on an active airport.
All participants must bring valid photo I.D. in the form of a Photographic Driver's Licence Card or UK Passport. (There are no exemptions through security on this. In the event of failure to produce valid documents, refusal of admission to airside will result. We have no control over this.)
As a diversion airfield, engine ground-runs at Doncaster Sheffield Airport are subject to operational conditions on the day. In the unlikely event of late cancellation, this will result in an alternative date being offered or a full refund. Our liability is limited to the price of your tour tickets only.
Our volunteer team are Covid-19 tested prior to each event
to minimise the risk of exposure to coronavirus on your visit.
Throughout your visit
- All Customers without exception must wear a face mask when indoors at the venue and while on the coach.
- Please note we do not provide face masks you will need to bring your own.
- Please respect other people’s wishes and wherever possible maintain a social distance of 2 metres. Where this isn’t possible you must maintain a social distance of at least 1 metre plus.
- For your safety all our volunteers will wear a face mask and follow strict procedures.
- All visitors will have a temperature check on arrival and hand sanitising gel is provided.
- To reduce touch-points you will be provided with a plastic bag containing all you need for your visit.
- The bag will contain your airside pass lanyard, hi-vis vest and ear defenders.
- These will remain with you for your visit and be collected as you leave the coach at the end of your visit.
- A face mask must be worn on the coach.
- The coach company will insist on a second temperature check before you board the coach as this is part of their procedures.
- The coach will have hand sanitising stations on board, and these must be used.
- The coach will have a strict seating regime.
- Those from the same household or social bubble may sit together on the kerb side of the coach.
- All other customers must sit on a window seat alone.
- When loading, the coach will load from the rear seats first and disembark from the front seat first.
- The two seats behind the driver must be left empty.
- Food or drink may not be consumed on board the coach.
- Our coach provider has gone to great lengths to mitigate any risks, the coach will be cleaned and Anti-viral fogged before each working day with key touch points and high contact areas on the coach cleaned and disinfected after each journey.
- The coach has been retro fitted with an air purifying system which filters the air at regular intervals.
- You must remain seated for the entire journey to maximise social distancing.
At the aircraft
- While outside a face mask is not required, however please respect people's decisions to wear one should they wish.
- Ear defenders are provided with disposable protective covers that will fitted new for every visitor and disposed of at the end of every visit.
- If cockpit visits are allowed, a face mask must be worn. Before entering the aircraft hands must be sanitised at the station at the bottom of the steps before touching the handrail surfaces.
- Your hi-vis vest, ear defenders and security pass lanyard will be collected as you leave the coach on returning to the venue.
- Lunch will be provided for each session:
- AM session - when you return from your visit to the aircraft.
- PM Session - before you visit the aircraft.
- You will be designated a table number for your lunch, where you will sit with the people in your group booking to maintain social distancing.
Booking details for all visitors and staff will be provided to the
NHS Track and Trace system if required.
By booking, you accept full agreement of these terms.