KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6148 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3315 times:
Couldn't definitively tell you, but the RAF sent the VC-10 a few times (in tanker form ) to BIF for the Amigo Airsho down in El Paso in the 1990's.
This one looks like it might be in pax. config. Maybe some of our friends from the other side of the pond could tell us: have all of the VC-10's been converted to straight tanker form, or did the RAF maintain some as troop transports (like the RAF L-1011's?).
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DaCubbyBearBar From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 76 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3144 times:
It quite possibly could have been in LAS for "RED FLAG" maneuvers out at Nellis AFB. LSV can sometimes be very congested during these operations. I have personally seen many different countries bring their planes in to LAS instead of LSV during this time. It could simply be a 15 minute flight over if the plane had to be there.
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Crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1726 posts, RR: 6 Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3035 times:
In fact, we had one here just a couple days ago. Fortunately, VC-10's at LAS show up several times per year. Mostly timed with Red Flag excersises, but also for other excercises at Nellis. The main reason they come to LAS is because the RAF has a fuel contract with Signature Flight Support (one of the FBO's at LAS). Therefor
Opso1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 527 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2919 times:
Signature is the correct reason. Sometimes accomodation is an issue at Nellis and 2 Group, which controls the RAF Tanking Fleet has a large budget.... The crews never complain about being moved to operate from KLAS!!!