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User currently offlineMandargb From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 195 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 807 times:

Yesterday (8th Aug) afternoon, there was a gray / white colored plane @SFO.
Rear mounted engines (either 2 or 4). I could not see properly.
T (whale tail), noisy.
It was not a DC-9/ MD 80.
It was much bigger that.
Was it Aeroflot IL62.
I know Aeroflot used to fly 767 on Moscow-Seattle_SFO route.
Anybody knows.

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User currently offlineUA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 787 times:

I saw it on Monday, and yesterday. Strangely, both times I saw it were when I was departing on 1R. The first time it took off before us, the second time it was landing on 28L.

The aircraft is a RAF converted Vickers VC-10. It is probably restored, and I don't know what it is doing here in the USA.

Did you notice the antenna on the radome, and the two pairs of rear-mounted engines?


User currently offlinePlanenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 766 times:

I saw the same plane Monday morning at around 8:00am while arriving on a UA flight. It was taxiing from the area around the executive air terminal, down out to runway 1R. It was indeed a converted RAF VC-10, no windows, and obviously outfitted for military purposes, and I beleive an inflight tanker. It looked likr this:


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User currently offlineMandargb From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 709 times:

Yes folks,
I think I saw this plane.
And I am so delighted to see a VC-10.
This is first time I have seen VC-10.
Thanks.


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