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VC10 Retirement

Old 21st Sep 2013, 14:58
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Thanks for those pics, glad it was 2 K3's that were left

From the K2 camouflage model I made as a kid never did I believe where the VC10 would take me later. Res North and South, Kosovo, a crazy life in Incirlik, Afghanistan 01, Iraq 03, Bahrain dets, many trails, Dulles schedules, Calgary's and so on. Sad to see it go, hope you all had a good time last night, sadly I couldn't be there as work had to come first for once. Whoever has the great honour, enjoy the last ever VC10 landing, walk away from the aeroplane and don't turn round..it'll never look the same again.

Oh and for the history books, there was another double engine failure, happened on a 3 engine ferry once, had a flame out on the ferry...but thats for another day..and it was both the same side (B system hyds - ah you never forget...)
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Old 21st Sep 2013, 15:21
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Didn't Maggie go Stateside in VC 10 but landed in a Trident, she came back in it and landed in a BAC 111

They changed the rules about carrying Pax with a gagged engine after that?

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Old 21st Sep 2013, 15:44
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On board during last sortie:

BBC News - Onboard as Vickers VC10 jetliners fly last mission
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Old 21st Sep 2013, 16:38
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Ref the video.
Did I hear that right......."based at BZN since 1984" wonder what the hell I worked on in 1978!!!!!

I suppose they could be talking about the AAR element only but.......

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Old 21st Sep 2013, 17:13
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Thanks to our ground crew over the years who kept her going and always did their best, thanks to my fellow aircrew for the amazing times we shared together. But most of all thanks to the VC10 for every safe landing from the first time I flew in her as a baby in my mothers arms circa 1967 until my last flight in 2012.

It's been a privilege.
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Old 21st Sep 2013, 17:57
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......from the first time I flew in her as a baby in my mothers arms circa 1967 until my last flight in 2012.
How could you possibly have flown in a VC10 years before you were born?

BEags, at around 00:30 I certainly saw, ..... erm ..... shall we say 'PT19 McZero', asleep and cradling a VC10 co-pilots yoke.
'twas indeed he, MrB! But his gyros were well toppled a while earlier.

But what a good night, eh?
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Old 21st Sep 2013, 18:48
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Final dinner auction

Amazing amount raised, well done to all. We at Morayvia would be grateful if anyone can tell us how much the two bottles of our Glen Moray limited edition malt whisky made for the RAFBF. For those whose bids failed Glen Moray still have bottles available, just call 01343 550900 or PM myself.
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Old 21st Sep 2013, 19:57
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501 for 101/242 and 502 for 10/242
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Old 21st Sep 2013, 20:03
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Shame isn't it, they got a limited edition whisky produced to see the VC 10 out yet couldn't secure one.
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Old 21st Sep 2013, 20:56
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VC10 whisky

Thanks Sam, what a fantastic result so a big thank you to the winning bidders. All we have to do now is sell the remaining bottles so the Benevolent Fund can benefit further.
Nutloose, thanks for your inputs and, yes, it would have been great to have secured a 10 at Kinloss but it was outside the means of our small membership. Nice to see one has gone to Newquay though, wonder what they paid for it?
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Old 21st Sep 2013, 21:04
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Ahh Newquay.... Not exactly a good track record, they got a Nimrod and where is that? still at Coventry after they shut up shop and moved south, what fate for that?

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Old 22nd Sep 2013, 10:29
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Just picked up on some really good HD footage of F (ZA147) arriving for the Leuchars Airshow recently.

Arrival of VC10 Aerial Refuller to RAF Leuchars AIrshow 2013 (ZA147) - YouTube

Still one drop dead gorgeous aeroplane

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Old 23rd Sep 2013, 00:36
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Is one going to Newquay now instead of Brunty? As ones slated for Dunsfold.

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Old 23rd Sep 2013, 07:45
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One's already there.
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Old 23rd Sep 2013, 19:55
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Thanks.


I like custard, this pointless exercise is to make the text long enough to be accepted.
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Old 23rd Sep 2013, 20:08
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Old 24th Sep 2013, 14:26
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Vc10 arrived overhead Dunsfold/Cranleigh 13.30. Was having lunch and heard something meatier and more interesting than the usual Gatwick traffic. Dashed outside just in time to see her banking away to the south,presumably to go downwind to land Dunsfold 07. I only flew on VC10 twice to and from Bahrein on the moonrocket trooper for my one and only ARDET. Only hope they do not bu**er it about as they have done the 747.
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Old 24th Sep 2013, 17:05
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ZA150 arrives at Dunsfold

I was lucky enough to be at Dunsfold today for the very last flight of the final VC-10 built

ZA150 appears out of the haze at 1335



and performs a go-around for the large crowd









before touching down for the very last time at 1342







Home at last, 43 and a half years after first taking to the air from Brooklands



That "Top Gun" moment



Thanks to everyone who was involved in organising today - a unique opportunity appreciated by every one of us who were there.

My special thanks to Jelle and Julian, and the Brooklands crew

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Old 24th Sep 2013, 17:37
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Brilliant photos. What a beautiful aeroplane.
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Old 24th Sep 2013, 18:36
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Appears that Brunty will let you in for the last VC10 flight ever.

Over on another forum there is a quoted message saying that "VC10 ZA147 will be making the types final ever flight on Wednesday 25th of September. She will be flying in to Bruntingthorpe at approximately 1230. GJD have very kindly said that the gates will be open for people to view this historic occasion." so viewing should be easy
Brunty, best location to see last Ten arrive... WHERE?

One hopes I can get some pictures too.

Someone stated they hoped it wouldn't get mucked about with at Dunsfold like the 747, apparently it is owned by Brooklands Museum who use Dunsfold as a sort of out station, see

Last VC10 to Dunsfold

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