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VC 10 low over Lancashire 1325hrs

Old 20th Sep 2013, 12:33
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VC 10 low over Lancashire 1325hrs

I have just heard first, then saw a second later a brilliant VC10 in drab grey flying as though to pass down the centre line of the old Salmsbury Aerodrome just outside Blackburn/Preston possible landing at Warton?

What a good and totally supprising visit by a superb A/c.

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Old 20th Sep 2013, 12:48
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Peter: You were fortunate enough to catch one of the pair of VC10s on their final training sortie before flying into retirement next week, thus ending some 47 years service:

BBC News - Vickers VC10 jetliners fly last mission from RAF Brize Norton
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One flew over Birmingham for the last time and woke the city up at 1440.
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Intriguing photo in that BBC article (3/4) of a VC-10 refuelling what looks like a US Navy EA-6B.
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Intriguing photo in that BBC article (3/4) of a VC-10 refuelling what looks like a US Navy EA-6B.
Perhaps in the US at a Redflag exercise ? Or failing that over Italy/ex-Yugoslavia during the Hostilities there.

How sad that there wasn't any flying done during the UK 2013 airshow season (to my knowledge) as a tribute to the aircraft's service over the years, not least it's beautiful form and the sound of it's engines.


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What a sad day for Aviation, I know all good things come to an end, but that Aircraft the VC10 has been around throughout my life, the piece by the BBc states 10.5Billion to replace it......well done Government, what an awful lot of money thrown away,... possibly all concotted by either Blair or Brown
I saw it on its first flight in BOAC colours , and by pure chance I saw it on its last in Drab Grey which looks just as good to me!

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Above the racket of my lawnmower I heard an unusual sound overhead earlier today. Four Conways! It was a VC10! It overflew Chesham (nr Bovingdon) at about 3000 ft about 1315 local time, heading 220ish. Was it the last flight of the last a/c? Fifty years ago I saw the prototype in BOAC colours inbound to LHR.

A sad moment.

Edited to add: other threads have confirmed the a/c was en route to Dunsfold for its final landing.

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Bit in todays Leicester Mercury with pic of ZA147 touching down for the last time at Brunty with video and pics

VC10 lands at Bruntingthorpe airfield after last flight | This is Leicestershire
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