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User currently offlineMrbrooks From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 8 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

I was sitting on the deck tonight and not paying a lot of attention and I heard a call for a Heavy landing at MSP around 7:00 tonight on 12R. The accent was British and the plane was loud. It was not a scheduled airliner. It looked like a VC-10. Was that possible? I didn't see anything on FLightAware. Does anyone know what that was?


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15466 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2982 times:



Quoting Mrbrooks (Thread starter):
It looked like a VC-10. Was that possible?

It certainly could be. The RAF VC-10 tankers do show up in the states from time to time. This also explains why it wouldn't be on FlightAware.



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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7256 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2950 times:



Quoting Mrbrooks (Thread starter):
Was that possible?

Well, not likely. But possible. Did it look like one of these:

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24075 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2856 times:



Quoting VV701 (Reply 2):
Quoting Mrbrooks (Thread starter):
Was that possible?

Well, not likely. But possible.



Quoting BMI727 (Reply 1):
Quoting Mrbrooks (Thread starter):
It looked like a VC-10. Was that possible?

It certainly could be. The RAF VC-10 tankers do show up in the states from time to time. This also explains why it wouldn't be on FlightAware.

If you do a search you will find several previous threads referring to RAF VC-10s (and other RAF transport types including L1011s and C-130s) landing at MSP. In most cases I think they are fuel stops en route to support various military exercises in the western U.S.


User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1828 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

Yep, that would be the RAF. And it could have very well been a VC-10. I was spotting there a couple years when a VC-10 came in for a landing on 12R. Needless to say it was a pleasant surprise. It remains the only time I've seen a VC-10. I've seen an RAF Tristar takeoff in HNL of all places, but not MSP. Guess I have better luck 4,000 miles away instead of 100 for that type. . .

User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 975 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2614 times:

Saw it land this evening after work. I had to do a double take to make sure I wasn't seeing things. Very cool to have it at MSP today.


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User currently offlineFlygbear From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2576 times:
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I can verify that I've seen this a/c type in and out of MSP many times, if not regularly.


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User currently offlineAntonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 719 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2464 times:



Quoting Kjet12 (Reply 5):
Saw it land this evening after work. I had to do a double take to make sure I wasn't seeing things. Very cool to have it at MSP today.

Just wait till it takes off. You wont need to see it, you will hear it from miles around
And the noise continues long after the a/c has dissapeared from sight


User currently offlineOAKBWIfella From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1862 times:



Quoting Flygbear (Reply 6):
I can verify that I've seen this a/c type in and out of MSP many times, if not regularly

I can concur with that...often the VC-10, RAF C130 and L1011 would come into MSP and would park at a remote stand near the Humphrey Terminal where I worked. It was good to give the RAF chaps a wave as they were deplaning for a deserved rest. The VC-10 engines were a sound to enjoy...and with its loudness you could enjoy it for a good while!



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