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Vickers VC10 And Fighters At BOS  
User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 655 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3393 times:

I flew into BOS yesterday (Monday) morning, and parked on the ramp beyond Terminal E were a Vickers VC10, as well as 2 fighters. Since they were in the distance and I could see them only from directly behind, I couldn't tell what type they were. Having a wide-angle lens, I didn't even try to take a photo.

Does anyone know whose these might have been? My guess was some head of state flying with an escort, but since I've never seen fighters there, I have no idea. I don't believe the fighters were planes flown by the US Forces.

Jeremy


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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3371 times:

Maybe RAF fighters escorted by VC10 tanker to take part in exercises in US or NATO range in Canada.


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User currently offlineKevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3289 times:

They were Eurofighter Typhoons. Check the photography forum. Look under "Attention BOS spotters" or something like that.

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4116 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

In the past, these 'flights' would pass through Bangor. I'm surprised that they went to Boston, where I'd guess the whole cost of doing business would be a bit higher.

Chris in NH


User currently offlinePhilb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3005 times:

One reason only - weather at Bangor

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13206 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

Common sight in the US, a RAF tanker supporting combat aircraft on exercise.
But most often for the ranges in Nevada.
Then there is a Goose Bay base in Canada?


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26481 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

Quoting KevinSmith (Reply 2):
They were Eurofighter Typhoons.

Sexy

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 3):
I'm surprised that they went to Boston, where I'd guess the whole cost of doing business would be a bit higher.

I am sure they could care less about landing fees at BOS.



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User currently offlineKevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

Not nearly as sexy as an F-22.  wink 

User currently offlineCrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1911 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

Red Flag out in Nevada took place last week..The VC-10s are always out there for that...

User currently offlineOpso1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

The VC10 and chicks were in BOS due the weather at BGR, and the fact that the other half of the RAF fleet is at BGR just now, with only the little hotel to go to with a finite amount of beds, and only Dunkin Donuts and the Mall to do for excitement... BOS aquarium wins every time!

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2430 times:

Quoting Opso1 (Reply 9):
The VC10 and chicks were in BOS due the weather at BGR, and the fact that the other half of the RAF fleet is at BGR just now, with only the little hotel to go to with a finite amount of beds, and only Dunkin Donuts and the Mall to do for excitement... BOS aquarium wins every time!

We stay at that same hotel during layovers in BGR. Always a fun time to meet the various RAF crews in the lobby restaurant!


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12142 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
I am sure they could care less about landing fees at BOS.

There shouldn't be any landing or parking fees assessed. Since BOS, and most other US airports take federal funds, the US government aircraft don't have to pay landing/parking fees. The US government usually extends this to aircraft of other countries.

Now, the RAF will have to pay for the fuel they get.


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