VC10 Last RAF Flight by Borg Warner


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Borg Warner
The last flight of the RAF's VC10 tanker fleet is today:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-ox ... e-24165590

Gary M.

Posted 20 Sep 2013, 10:58 #1 

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Bermudan 75
These will be the last operational flights. The final curtain will come down on Wednesday 25th when the aircraft fly into Bruntingthorpe airfield for disposal..... :cry:

Mike
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Posted 20 Sep 2013, 11:29 #2 

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Bermudan 75
The last two RAF VC10s will be flown to their respective resting places tomorrow 24th September and Wednesday 25th September. The last Super VC10 to be built at Brooklands ZA150 is being retired to Dunsfold to join the Brooklands Museum tomorrow.

The final flight of the VC10 will take place on Wednesday when ZA147 is flown to Bruntingthorpe airfield.

Cheers

Mike
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Posted 23 Sep 2013, 17:18 #3 


podge
Drats I would have taken some leave to see that at Dunsfold,we still have a few guys who worked on them at work.One of the two best looking airliners ever and both built (well the other one in part) at Weybridge.I can still remember hearing the VC10 ground runs at Wisley,whilst living in Woking.
BEAUTIFUL.............
http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/wp-content/ ... 0boac2.jpg

We even have a little one on the mantelpiece :-)

Posted 27 Sep 2013, 18:58 #4 

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raistlin
Certainly a beautiful aeroplane Peter. Perfect proportions compared to the baleen whale shapes produced by Boeing.

Mind you... my opinion oughtn't to be given much creedence. After all, I think Nimrod is a beautiful aricraft :lol:
Paul

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Posted 27 Sep 2013, 19:02 #5 

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Bermudan 75
A chapter of British aviation history came to a close on Wednesday as the last Vickers aircraft in RAF service was retired.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVa6jQcassE

Cheers

Mike
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Posted 27 Sep 2013, 19:48 #6 


podge
Thanks for that!! already sent to the guys on shift tonight!!Great to hear that sound again :-)
Ref the Nimrod,we are now working the 787,when it first visited I told one of the Boeing reps it looked just like a Nimrod if you catch the nose just right.........he was really miffed :-).I asked if this plastic aeroplane would last as long as the Nimrod....................

Posted 27 Sep 2013, 19:53 #7 

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raistlin
Noisy sod :lol:
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Posted 27 Sep 2013, 19:55 #8 


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