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17th Jun 2015, 16:36
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Posted By vc10617

I just found out that Bill Lindsay AFM died at...

I just found out that Bill Lindsay AFM died at the weekend. He and his wife were a friends of my mum and dads,they were on the same Lincoln Sqn at Lindholme. We used to go to their house as...
14th Oct 2013, 18:37
Replies: 399
Views: 162,301
Posted By vc10617

The Ghana A/W VC10's had the chord increase, K...

The Ghana A/W VC10's had the chord increase, K tips and wing fence extending round the L/edge to the wing underside about a foot (ish).
11th Oct 2013, 20:33
Replies: 140
Views: 49,478
Posted By vc10617

In Gulf war1 Swartzkopf (spelling might be a...

In Gulf war1 Swartzkopf (spelling might be a problem!) singled out the VC10 K2 and K3's ( words to the effect of)for their operational success and reliability that allowed the air war to be carried...
11th Oct 2013, 19:58
Replies: 399
Views: 162,301
Posted By vc10617

The BUA standards inc. GARTA got the same...

The BUA standards inc. GARTA got the same treatment, Chord increase. BOAC/BA/Gulf/RAF K.2 did not.

I just found a picture of Duxford's BOAC Super 'SGC on the Brit modeller walk 'round pages for...
11th Oct 2013, 19:29
Replies: 399
Views: 162,301
Posted By vc10617

Jelle I know why've said it but that's a kink...

Jelle
I know why've said it but that's a kink in the L/ edge of the slat. So it cuts into the Fridge pack D nose.It sits over the l/edge D nose. There isn't a recess. The D nose is straight and...
11th Oct 2013, 17:39
Replies: 399
Views: 162,301
Posted By vc10617

Back to Cranebank.. My dad was a Flt. Eng....

Back to Cranebank..
My dad was a Flt. Eng. instructor there 58- 92. He took most of the first batches of various VC10 operators and the 1st RAF crews before Brize got theirs. He knew most of them...
11th Oct 2013, 11:24
Replies: 140
Views: 49,478
Posted By vc10617

Chris Scott I always thought it was the plan...

Chris Scott
I always thought it was the plan view, a large sweeping curve meeting the line of the trailing edge. Might not be though. Kuchmann also introduced/developed/invented winglets, that are...
10th Oct 2013, 22:32
Replies: 140
Views: 49,478
Posted By vc10617

I was dragged off my cushy number the night shift...

I was dragged off my cushy number the night shift Role desk, because someone down the line remembered me. I ended up down the hangar with a guy straight out of training and a gripper (supplier) I had...
10th Oct 2013, 20:40
Replies: 140
Views: 49,478
Posted By vc10617

I saw the three 1989 shots Nutloose linked. I've...

I saw the three 1989 shots Nutloose linked. I've also seen some more from 88. I cant understand why that RAF team in my post didn't know anything about C.MK1 probes. On the engineering front, non of...
10th Oct 2013, 20:09
Replies: 140
Views: 49,478
Posted By vc10617

Ken Scott The BUA originals, SIW, SIX and...

Ken Scott

The BUA originals, SIW, SIX and TDJ, all had the "droop snoot" tips and were modified with the inbd chord extensions. The prototype, GARTA/OD-AFA MEA was modified too, it was the the...
10th Oct 2013, 07:19
Replies: 140
Views: 49,478
Posted By vc10617

Nutloose The reason I said what I did is...We...

Nutloose
The reason I said what I did is...We had a C.MK1 in bay 1 Base Hangar 1991. We were (I was BAe then) fixing fuel leaks, The Sqn guys came to get the thing ready for runs. they got power on...
9th Oct 2013, 22:46
Replies: 132
Views: 25,116
Posted By vc10617

The 2 week build (flats) was just the shell....

The 2 week build (flats) was just the shell. Pukka leckies, plumbers, chippies etc would finish them off.
9th Oct 2013, 22:33
Replies: 140
Views: 49,478
Posted By vc10617

The BUA aircraft SIW, SIX and TDJ had the down...

The BUA aircraft SIW, SIX and TDJ had the down turned wing tips. The RAF, BOAC, East African, Ghana A/W, did not. MEA might have. The prototype bought by Laker and immediately leased to MEA did I'm...
9th Oct 2013, 20:57
Replies: 140
Views: 49,478
Posted By vc10617

The original RAF VC10, the C.MK 1 had the cabin...

The original RAF VC10, the C.MK 1 had the cabin freight door and load bearing floor panels from the start. You cant remove anymore than two floor panels without supporting the wings. I don't think...
9th Oct 2013, 19:16
Replies: 132
Views: 25,116
Posted By vc10617

Nutloose They keep on repeating the same...

Nutloose
They keep on repeating the same mistakes. Nobody has any memories of what happened. Either because the weren't there or cant be bothered to find out what they did before and how it affected...
7th Oct 2013, 22:39
Replies: 343
Views: 94,954
Posted By vc10617

I was at Brize 72-92. I worked it out roughly...

I was at Brize 72-92. I worked it out roughly that's 40,000 man hours. 40 hour week and it wasn't! As far as models go. Anigrand do a 1/72nd VC10 kit. I bought one last year but I haven't started it...
6th Oct 2013, 21:37
Replies: 140
Views: 49,478
Posted By vc10617

quote Moggiee Trust me - I have the logbook...

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Moggiee
Trust me - I have the logbook to prove it (I could scan and email the requisite page if you want http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/smile.gif )....
5th Oct 2013, 22:34
Replies: 50
Views: 10,259
Posted By vc10617

Ashes are allowed at RAF Halton near Kermode...

Ashes are allowed at RAF Halton near Kermode Hall, would that be a precedent? Same Air Force . I suppose you old 10 sqn guys could do a Great Escape down the trouser leg gag. He sounds like he'd...
5th Oct 2013, 21:32
Replies: 132
Views: 25,116
Posted By vc10617

I was at Brize 72-92. It never ceased to amaze me...

I was at Brize 72-92. It never ceased to amaze me that some of the locals, who made a very good living from the RAF, used to phone up Eng.Ops in the terminal as soon as they heard an engine. Good old...
5th Oct 2013, 14:04
Replies: 140
Views: 49,478
Posted By vc10617

Nutloose Could have done, the 1st C.1K...

Nutloose
Could have done, the 1st C.1K conversion,XV101, flew mid 1992.The re wire was running at the same time. I remember I needed engine stills for four Conways but there was a shortage. Fields...
5th Oct 2013, 10:10
Replies: 140
Views: 49,478
Posted By vc10617

This was the C.MK.1 rewire contract 1992.

This was the C.MK.1 rewire contract 1992.
5th Oct 2013, 10:08
Replies: 140
Views: 49,478
Posted By vc10617

A Belfast over ran the runway at Brize 73 ish and...

A Belfast over ran the runway at Brize 73 ish and crossed the Bampton road.
4th Oct 2013, 22:15
Replies: 140
Views: 49,478
Posted By vc10617

I was at Brize then and 109 was being ferried...

I was at Brize then and 109 was being ferried from Fields,Casle D. after a rewire. I know you said where you were but 109 hadn't been anyway near Brize for months. Did this happen twice?
21st Jan 2012, 20:20
Replies: 73
Views: 27,474
Posted By vc10617

heres the merch landing at brooklands,watch it...

heres the merch landing at brooklands,watch it thru' its worth it!

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