“Flying the Vulcan bomber.”
Wed April 21, 2022, 8 PM St. Paul’s Church, The Green, Tadley
Join us for a fascinating online talk on the Vulcan bomber by Squadron Leader Joe Marsden,
Joe’s talk will concentrate on the Vulcan – illustrated by photos and film clips to show its capability. He will briefly cover the history of the Vulcan but will mainly talk about the personal aspects of flying this famous aircraft. He will cover crew responsibilities, preparation and the practicalities of the various roles he was involved in without missing the more light-hearted aspects of the job in a journey that took him from Cyprus in the East to Midway Island and Alaska in the West as well as up into the Arctic Circle to test Russian response.
In all Joe has flown 34 different Vulcan aircraft including XH558 which was flying until 2016, and XL426 which is at Southend Airport where he is Joint Press Officer, with his wife Pam, to support this Vulcan being kept in ground-running condition and to taxi it on occasions.
The full write-up of this talk is in the May 2022 TADS Newsletter