A FAMOUS bomber plane unleashed its "distinctive howl" during a short run-out ahead of a special event next month.

The beautifully maintained Vulcan, which is looked after at Southend Airport by the Vulcan Restoration Trust, taxied around the runway on Saturday.

The icon's gigantic roar, powered by its Rolls Royce and Olympus engines, could be heard as it slowly prowled around the airport. 

The XL426's brief outing comes just weeks before it is due to be drooled over at a special taxi-run event on Saturday November 14.

To enable social distancing the event will be split into two sessions, with one taxi-run in the morning and a second in the afternoon.

Viewing will be from the apron in front of the trust’s hangar, giving fans an uninterrupted view across the airport and unrivalled photographic opportunities.

After speeding down the runway, the plane will taxi back to the apron area, offering a superb close-up view as it shuts down her engines.

A spokesman for Southend Airport Air Traffic Control said: "Who heard a loud engine noise coming from the airport?

"Well it was a very special movement as the distinctive howl of her Rolls Royce and Olympus engines powered the Vulcan bomber around the taxiways and along the runway for a quick leg-stretch.

"We certainly enjoyed the view from our balcony."

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