boeingorbust From Canada, joined Oct 2011, 165 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6137 times:
Just wondering if anyone knows any info about the VC10 and where it'll be flying. I know the remainder which are being used by the RAF are being retired soon. I always used to see them in YYC in the summer but I've heard as of late they've been chartering to Monarch to bring troops over. Anyone know if we'll have a chance to see anymore VC10's in YYC or anywhere else for that matter?
Definitely. The VC10 made regular visits to IAD when I used to work there. Every time a VC10 took off, every building shook for quite a while. The VC10 was even loud when it taxied. My ears say the VC10 was louder than the Concorde.
C172Akula From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1011 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5670 times:
As a fellow YYC spotter I've wondered the same thing. It's just not quite the same around here without the occasional deafening roar that the VC-10's brought with their visits. Sure we've gotten some neat charters instead (Omni Air 772 and others) but I would trade them all in an instant to see the VC-10 again.