View Full Version : INFO.Brize Norton Photocall-Enthusiast day-VC10,Tristar and C130-Sunday 22-09-2013

25th Aug 2013, 10:40
Hi all,
For a little while now I have been in negotiations after highlighting an
interest in the retirement of several Raf Aircraft which include the
Vc10,Tristar and C130.
I mentioned there would be a lot of interest in these types especially as for
some types they are very close to leaving frontline service.

So I am very pleased to announce an event that has been put forward for us to
So i am hoping that as many of my fellow colleagues,enthusiasts,can support this
to make it a successful day.

I attach details and look forward to meeting with people on the day.

Here are Details below,

With the kind permission of the Station Commander, RAF Brize Norton, a
short-notice window of opportunity has appeared that allows us to hold an
Aviation Enthusiasts' Event on Sunday 22nd September between 1000-1500 hours.
This event will be the last chance to get up close and dirty with 3 iconic
aircraft that are shortly to leave RAF service.

There will be the opportunity to view (inside and out) and photograph a Vickers
VC10, due to retire at the end of September, a Lockheed C130K, due to retire at
the end of October, and a Lockheed L1011 Tristar that is due to retire in early
2014. Throughout the day, crews and engineers from each aircraft will be
available to show enthusiasts around and answer any questions that you may have.
For security reasons, this day will only be open to 200 people on a first-come,
first-served basis, so get your bids in early!

Although the event is free, a cash donation of 20 to the RAF Benevolent Fund is
strongly encouraged and will be collected on the day. If you are interested in
coming then please email your intent to: 216Sqn-Events@... with the following
details of those in your party:

Full name
Phone number
Car make, model, colour and registration (if known)
Age (if under 18)
Any special requirements
Estimated arrival time

All those attending will be parking off-base at RAF Brize Norton and, following
security checks, will be transported on and off the camp by a bus service that
will run throughout the day. Last time of entry will be 1400; last bus will
leave the camp at 1500. Please do not attempt to gain entry via the main gate
you will be refused entry! Details on where to park and requested arrival time
will be sent with confirmation of your place.

All adults will need to bring some form of photo ID either driving licence or
UK passport. No ID, no entry I'm afraid! The last date for UK passport holders
to send their details is Friday 13th September; the last date for foreign
passport holders to apply is Friday 6th September.

Soft drinks and a picnic area will be available, but please bring your own
packed lunch. Furthermore, there will be the opportunity to purchase various
Squadron merchandise such as prints, stickers etc and get crews to autograph if
desired. Unfortunately, there will be no passenger flying or flypasts any
aircraft movements during the day will be for operational reasons only.

I very much look forward to seeing you there!

Wing Commander Pete Morgan
OC 216 Squadron

As there are issues with email contact being displayed to apply I list it below
with notes.

Hi all,
A superb response so far.Here is the email address to apply to.


Heres hoping this works now.
If it does not show remainder of email address it is mod.uk after the @.

See you there !

Regards Noel Shearer

31st Aug 2013, 00:44
Hi all,
I would like to mention that the support/interest has been incredible for this event.
I have been informed that as of 29th August applications are not currently being accepted .
The options we have are being looked at and responses sent out when possible.
It is also worth mentioning that an allowance needs to be made for slight delays due to items currently in the news !
I know those successful will be advised in due course.
Please bear with us on this one.

Regards Noel Shearer