Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2123 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3005 times:
This Il-62 is parked at Maxton-Laurinburg, North Carolina, USA. I believe the hull was being used for anti-terrorist training (as was an Air France Boeing 707-328) in the 1980s. People who have visited the boneyard have seen shell casings and strange structures containing the doors of a variety of aircraft. I saw a picture of this bird with the "BAC Vickers VC-10" logos back in 1986 (at the height of the Reagan reign), so this deliberate mislabeling goes back quite a few years.
I wish I had a few million (dollars, that is) to find a more suitable home for this lovely aircraft. She certainly deserves better than this.
The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3153 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2993 times:
Those crazy Czechs! This is obviously some kind of Commie Bohemian plot to mislead decent American spotters into thinking that the Brits were supplying the Reds with airliners. I think the people responsible for this should be defenestrated.
Ceilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2851 times:
Actually, the reason is that there was a joint UK/US exercise going on which involved the RAF sending over several VC10s. the black strips show the placement of a VC10's doors, so this aircraft was used for ground training.