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User currently offlineRICARDOAB From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

I was travelling eastbound on the M4 last night when a large white airliner type aircraft flew over in the distance at Junction 15. From this distance in looked like it could have been a 757/A321/DC8 as it had a long white fuselage.

As I got further along the motorway I saw it banking hard left as if to fly back over Swindon. From this angle it looked as if it were a 727 or VC10. Does anyine have any info on this?

It may be a VC10 that was practicing air-to-air refuelling with the Hercules fleet, but it is very unusual to see a non-military aircraft flying low over Wiltshire.

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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

Most likely to be a RAF VC-10 from RAF Brize Norton!

Brize Norton is kind of North of Swindon and Oxford, so most likely it was training or re-fueling over Wiltshire!

I see VC-10's and L1011's from the RAF daily as I live over the flight path, its great to see such rare a/c so regulary!

Anyone have any updates on the RAF and the 330 tanker?

Rob!


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7613 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

I live close to J15, VC10's are fairly common.

Brize is not far away.


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