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RAF VC10 Heading For Scrap  
User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2450 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5029 times:

Just noticed RAF VC10 ZA149 headed to Bruntingthorpe yesterday for part out & scrap yesterday  http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/regdb.main?LC=nav4&page=4

Are there any plans to preserve at least one frame whole - Brooklands or Duxford would be good places to get one.


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User currently offlinedc10bhx From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4799 times:

Further to this VC-10 ZA148 has done a go-around at BHX today (as ZA149 did on Monday) whilst en-route to Bruntingthorpe.

Both aircraft have done this as a tribute to the Airport for both the Medevac and Trooping flights they have done over the years into BHX.

I think this leaves the RAF with 4 x VC-10 frames in use. It will be a sad day when these Aircraft stop gracing the skies.
   



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7701 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4700 times:
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Quoting dc10bhx (Reply 1):
I think this leaves the RAF with 4 x VC-10 frames in use. It will be a sad day when these Aircraft stop gracing the skies.

Too right it will be sad. Every one of these last few remaining beauties that goes is a real, real pity. Still, nothing lasts forever - and the type has served us well.



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User currently offlinepetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3364 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4291 times:

Quoting YVRLTN (Thread starter):
Are there any plans to preserve at least one frame whole - Brooklands or Duxford would be good places to get one.

I would not bet on it. Both Brooklands and Duxford already have a VC-10 in their collections. Brooklands has former Omani Royal Flight A4O-AB and Duxford has former BOAC G-ASGC.



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13192 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4207 times:

I'd like to see a VC-10 Tanker/Transport preserved, they have given such great service since the mid 1960's in their various configurations.

User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2181 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3954 times:

I'm absolutely desperate to see these in action one last time. I spent the day at Brize recently in the hope I'd see one doing circuits or at least arrive/depart but no such luck. "Only" a Tristar was around that day.

I think I already know the answer to this, but is there any way of knowing/predicting when they're going to be active? It's a fair drive for me to go there not to see anything again! As with most military movements, it's probably just a case of wait and see.

Years ago I joined the Air Cadets in the hope that one day I'd manage to get myself a ride on one of these VC10's (one thing on the extensive bucket list), now I've had to downgrade that dream to just getting a photo of one!



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User currently onlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7566 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3922 times:

Many years ago, I had a trip on a VC10 Tanker. The best part was seeing several Tornado F3 up close during re fueling.

This was because a guy at work, (who was ex Brize managed to organise it for a group of us.

I know that this was pre 9/11, and things have changed.

Does anyone know if serving or ex RAF can do this.

David


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13192 posts, RR: 77
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 6):
Many years ago, I had a trip on a VC10 Tanker. The best part was seeing several Tornado F3 up close during re fueling.

This was because a guy at work, (who was ex Brize managed to organise it for a group of us.

I know that this was pre 9/11, and things have changed.

Does anyone know if serving or ex RAF can do this.

David

I really don't know, I did get a friend at the MoD to see if he could get me in the then weekly service to Washington DC.
Just after that regular service was ended, as it turned out.


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