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Old 7th Oct 2020, 16:41
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should be 07:47 iyam.
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Old 7th Oct 2020, 18:56
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Latest I've seen is a simultaneous departure at 08:30 local, with the aircraft that departs on 27L performing a circuit followed by a pass, also on 27L, at 08:47 (07:47 UTC).

Only one of the two is bound for Kemble, with the other going to St Athan.
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 06:36
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I didn't think it was set in stone but Kemble seem to be awaiting two and the rumour being one 747 will be sited intact at the airfield.
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 07:51
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Is VY doing a circuit to the south at 4000ft? Now lined up for an approach again.
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 08:02
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Saw that as well, did a fly by at around 700ft down the runway then off to St Athan.
Just spotted him flying down the Severn towards Cardiff 09:25.

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Old 8th Oct 2020, 08:14
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BBC transport correspondent unable to find about that
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 09:17
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VB looks like it's on the ground at Kemble. Sad day. Also, I still recall the place when there were Argosies, Brits, Andovers etc all being retired. Same role, different aircraft sadly. Ah well. H 'n' H
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 12:36
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Originally Posted by Trinity 09L View Post
Is VY doing a circuit to the south at 4000ft? Now lined up for an approach again.
That was always the plan. It performed a slow flypast over 27L at just under 500'. Hopefully there will be some photos of that in due course.
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 13:31
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I can't give you photos, but how about a video?

https://nats.aero/blog/2020/10/sayin...-to-the-queen/
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Old 8th Oct 2020, 14:34
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Thanks - very nice !
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 17:01
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Out of interest what happened to the one painted in BOAC colours? What a waste of all that money, time & effort if it's gone to the scrappy.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 17:11
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Out of interest what happened to the one painted in BOAC colours? What a waste of all that money, time & effort if it's gone to the scrappy.
I believe it is presently stored at Cardiff.
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Old 9th Oct 2020, 18:40
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Out of interest what happened to the one painted in BOAC colours? What a waste of all that money, time & effort if it's gone to the scrappy.
Yes, if only they could have predicted when they painted it that within 18 months the airline industry would be on its knees.
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Old 11th Oct 2020, 19:47
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Originally Posted by Musket90 View Post
I believe it is presently stored at Cardiff.
Lets hope all 3x Retros get saved, BNLY Landor and BYGC (BOAC) are both parked at Cardiff CWL with several other fleet liveried 74s
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