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VC10 At 50 - Brooklands 29 June 2012  
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4963 posts, RR: 22
Posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1857 times:

Hello people,

Is anyone planning to go to the VC10 at 50 event at Brooklands?

"A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the first flight of the VC10 prototype from Brooklands in 1962, featuring a flypast by 101 Squadron (subject to operational requirements) and the opening of a new VC10 exhibition in the restored fuselage of G-ARVM. The draft outline of the day, hosted by Max Kingsley-Jones, Editor of Airline Business, is as follows:

10.30am Welcome & coffee
10.45am Speakers including Chris Orlebar, Mike Bannister, Alistair Pugh and other pilots and engineers
12.00 Exhibition Opening & Group Photograph
12.45pm Lunch
1.30pm Afternoon session including speakers from the floor, reminiscences and films
3.00pm Tea & VC10 Birthday Cake

Timings are subject to the timing of the flypast."


Sounds like it would be an amazing day!

I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13606 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1835 times:

Thanks for the heads up.

User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3727 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1782 times:
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Well I'll have to go!

User currently offlineAzoresLover From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 784 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1694 times:
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Man, I wish I could attend! This was one of my favorite aircraft. I feel fortunate to have actually flown on one, a BOAC VC-10. I'll be hoping to see news and videos about this anniversary celebration.

Those who want to do something will find a way; those who don't will find an excuse.
User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Due to the Atlantic being where it is, I'll have to take a pass.  

I knew the "10' was getting on but 50, my goodness. A classic beauty if there ever was one. Unfortunately never had the privilege of actually being on one, but much admired both at YUL & YYZ.

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
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