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Old 17th Jun 2020, 02:11
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Every time I see a VC10 I get a little dewy eyed... regardless of livery or slf. Just a gorgeous airframe. After WWII, the UK produced some of the finest looking aeroplanes ever to fly.

Edit: I'm sorry, but the voyager (of the damned) is just another etops, barely discernable from all the other etops, even in a hot pink tu-tu.
Dull -- dee, you, el, elle dull!

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Old 17th Jun 2020, 02:56
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Originally Posted by Cat Techie View Post
Boris Farce One..
Given that Boris was a member of the Bullingdon Club, with their strange pig rituals, shouldn't it be called Piggles?
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 05:47
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When the CSAT fleet get replaced by G650s, that's the time to start throwing your toys out of the pram.

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Old 17th Jun 2020, 05:57
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Blair Force one was cancelled because Blair was cancelled. The project was cancelled because his successor didn’t like the sound of ‘Brown force One’...
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 05:59
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
Can anybody point out another prime minister/president/ head of state that travels internationally in an aircraft painted in tactical wartme colours.



You mean like the RAAF? The exact same aeroplane (I suppose, had the common sense to keep the boom also )
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 07:23
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Saw it (the RAAF one) practicing(?) a missed approach into Canberra today

Noise was the give-away … awfully quiet around Fairbairn at the moment

Saw a BBJ the last week. Any idea how far afield they venture? I seem to recall the BBJ has been used on flights as far as Jakarta (and Hawaii?)
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 07:33
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I think this is a great idea...the UK seems to be almost embarassed to show a little bit of national pride, and maybe Boris is going to try to put that right. Although I didn't realise that there is one of the Voyagers assigned to VIP duties specifically.

A variation on Nutloose's scheme and / or the old VC10 scheme would look really well. Need a little bit of red (just a little) in there somewhere too.
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 08:24
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Originally Posted by Fareastdriver View Post
Can anybody point out another prime minister/president/ head of state that travels internationally in an aircraft painted in tactical wartme colours.

This too....The larger transport is also moving to the Air Force this year


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Old 17th Jun 2020, 08:28
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Ahem: it's not just used by government but by Royals too.
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 08:44
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My man on the inside reckons its the AirTanker leased Voyager to Thomas Cook - now defunct. So it wouldn't have been in grey if it were needed. Calm down remoaners.
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 08:54
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Always thought the RCAF Airbus A310s were nicely understated:



Definitely subscribes to the 'less is more' philosophy, which is not something that you can apply to the idiot in Number 10. According to the Times, an 'RAF source' is quoted as saying of the new paint job, “It is a patriotic, smart and global Britain-esque design."

Oh, God.
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 08:57
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Originally Posted by Diesel_10 View Post
My man on the inside reckons its the AirTanker leased Voyager to Thomas Cook - now defunct. So it wouldn't have been in grey if it were needed. Calm down remoaners.
But that wouldn't be the one fitted with a VIP interior and available for use whenever required by the PM etc, would it? And cut out the remoaner jibes. It's says far more about you.
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 08:59
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Yes, the Canadian VIP up until the repaint were also in grey





A variation on Nutloose's scheme and / or the old VC10 scheme would look really well. Need a little bit of red (just a little) in there somewhere too.
Red would be easy to add, the BMI scheme had it.

BMI British Midland International Airbus A330-243 G-WWBM Aircraft Profile Art Print by Nick Knapp, on Flickr
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 09:17
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Originally Posted by Diesel_10 View Post
My man on the inside reckons its the AirTanker leased Voyager to Thomas Cook - now defunct. So it wouldn't have been in grey if it were needed. Calm down remoaners.
The a/c is the normal VIP fit ZZ336, never anything to do with Thomas Cook. Think your "man on the inside" may not be as "inside" as you think and may need to calm down himself and get a few facts right.
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 09:44
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Just slap a couple of vinyl stickers on it.
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 09:47
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I don't really see why you guys are objecting to a bit of UK advertising itself around the world. Aircraft get repainted so no real extra cost there. If it is used on the AirBridge, so what. If it is used for tanking over the N Sea why does it have to be grey - it is not as though it will be operating at sea level! Why are they painted grey in the first place?
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 09:51
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Why are they painted grey in the first place?

It's called camoflague, it generally helps to visually hide from the bad guys you know.
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 09:52
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Originally Posted by Bismark View Post
... If it is used for tanking over the N Sea why does it have to be grey - it is not as though it will be operating at sea level! Why are they painted grey in the first place?
As a 'military asset', low-visibility in the air and on the ground enhances survivability. Yes, i know there's stuff called radar and all that, but there's no sense in making the asset stand out like canis testiculos
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 10:02
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I think it's time to resurrect a VC-10 or a Comet.
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 10:02
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Originally Posted by artee View Post
Given that Boris was a member of the Bullingdon Club, with their strange pig rituals, shouldn't it be called Piggles?
It was the Piers Gaveston which was alleged to indulge in interesting displays of swinophilia. Not sure if Boris was a member of that one.
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