Remarks: A very busy airfield situated in the Essex countryside, just east of London. Lots of people here to see the Goodyear Blimp airship which appears to be based here at the moment, along with lots along to watch the wing-walking sessions on a Stearman which take place every weekend.
Remarks: How times have changed since my last overview of Southend in 2009 (see photo ID 6673219). The new terminal and state of the art control tower are now built (left hand corner) along with the train station, and it appears there are just some finishing touches to be made on the apron and taxiways. You can also see some ground work at the RWY06 end towards lengthening the runway, in time to accommodate Easyjet's A319's when they launch their new base from here in April 2012.