Links

Below you will find a list of links that will direct you towards the many websites that are related to Southend Airport itself and below that, a selection of aviation websites where many ex-SEN aircraft now reside. Also, at the bottom of the page, you will find a list of sites that may be of further interest to the aviation enthusiast.

 

Southend Related

 

Southend Airport

All the latest about the airport including flight information, news and vacancies.

Official Website

 

London Southend Airport Then and Now (LSA TAN)

A Facebook group with the motto ‘feel the love’ that has been set up for anyone who has an interest in the airport itself. Its many, friendly members invariably discuss everything from historical anecdotes to the latest happenings at SEN. A great resource for SEN related pictures too.

LSA TAN Group

 

Southend Timeline

Easily the best source on the web for information relating to Southend itself. A detailed and comprehensive history of Southend Airport can be found by clicking on the link below:

Southend Timeline SEN History Page

 

Say YES to Expansion Plans for Southend Airport

A Facebook, pro-expansion group that extols the virtues of growth at Southend Airport. Also a good source of information and news related to SEN.

Link to Message Board

 

Southend Airport Movements and Operations

As it says on the tin, this Facebook group’s focus is directed towards aviation movements and operations at Southend.

Link to Message Board

 

Vulcan Restoration Trust (VRT)

Southend’s very own Vulcan bomber is cared for by the VRT. Their website provides everything from restoration news to information on open days, when you can pay this historical bomber a visit and maybe even sit in the cockpit…

VRT Website

 

Flightradar 24 – SEN Page

Keep up to date with the latest Southend flight information on the web’s premier flight tracking app. Includes flight arrivals, departures and real time flight activity.

Flightradar24 for SEN

 

Aviation Related Websites

 

The Imperial War Museum Duxford

One of the world’s largest aircraft museums and certainly the biggest in Europe. Duxford is home to many rare and classic aircraft, including ex-Southend resident – Viscount G-ALWF – the oldest surviving aircraft of its kind in the world.

IWM Duxford

 

Brooklands Museum

A museum that focuses mainly on the history of Brooklands itself which includes not only aviation, but its automotive history too. The aircraft collection mostly revolves around the airframes that emerged from the Vickers factory during the time it was open there and in some cases, Brooklands has examples of aircraft that can be found nowhere else in the world. Two, former Southend residents, BAF Viscount G-APIM and Channel Airways Viking G-AGRU are preserved at this site.

Brooklands Museum

 

Oud16hoven

While this website may be in Dutch, the webmaster Wim Zakhals has put together an extremely interesting and informative website about Rotterdam Airport during the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Needless to say, it is full of information about the airlines that frequented this Dutch airport and consequently contains quite a bit about Southend and its cross-Channel years too. Google Translate does a pretty go job of translating between Germanic languages, so do try to give it a go.

Oud16hoven Website

 

Further Reading

 

Below you will find a list of links that will take you the websites of those individuals and organisations whose information had been crucial to the construction of this site and without them, this site would simply not have been possible. Indeed, this will be the only ‘commercial plug’ that I will make on this website. However, please do everything you can to support the authors and organisations below, because without them, our knowledge of aviation and would be a pale shadow of its present self…

 

Air Britain

Started in 1948 by A.J Jackson, the Air Britain name is one of the largest, aviation related organisations in the UK today. Back copies of their many publications are available both in printed and CD editions and if you become a member, you will have access to a vast selection of aviation books and paraphernalia that is often not available elsewhere. Please follow the links below:

Air Britain Home Page

Air Britain Shop

 

Propliner Magazine

Initially founded by Steven Piercey, Propliner magazine has over the years become a favourite for those enthusiasts who prefer the sight and sound of a spinning prop to the soulless jet engine. The editorial position was later taken over by the well renowned aviation author Tony Merton-Jones after a tragic accident that sadly cost Steven his life. Under Tony’s stewardship this quarterly magazine continued to produce quality material that was nigh on impossible to find elsewhere, that was until the final issue was produced in the autumn of 2001. However, special issues will continue to be published from time to time. For those of you who would still like to get your hands on this publication, then please click on the link which will take you to a list of back issues, a good number of which are still available.

Propliner Backissues

Propliner Shop