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mrloudly

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2,504 posts

122 months

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Just flown over Naseby probably 1000' max full flaps AWESOME!!!!! Anyone know what that was all about? Never seen that before, buzzing!!

Eric Mc

77,744 posts

152 months

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Saying goodbye?

mrloudly

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2,504 posts

122 months

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Sadly think you may be right Eric cry I can see her flying circuits at Bruntingthorpe... I feel quite upset, what a glorious British machine...

FourWheelDrift

61,727 posts

171 months

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It's the 50th anniversary of the VC-10. Could just be part of a special flight to celebrate? Or practice for RIAT, 2 due there.

happygoron

357 posts

76 months

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Was spotted overflying fairford in this thread:
http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=8&amp...
Where somebody said "It is its final flight and on its way to Bournmouth"
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Roop

5,996 posts

171 months

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One hell of a machine. Built for speed plus hot and high operation. Only one commercial airliner has ever crossed the Atlantic faster - no prizes for guessing which.

Masses of power and a slippy shape means epic performance, not to mention the sound of those Conways. Love the old VC10.

spitfire-ian

2,961 posts

115 months

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Apparently it's XV104 into Bruntingthorpe for scrapping.

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=...

Apache

38,937 posts

171 months

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of all the airliners I've flown in, the VC10 was my fave.....even if you did sit back to front

HoHoHo

10,357 posts

137 months

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I flew on VC10's to Iran in the 70's as a youngster and they were bloody brilliant, many a happy hour spent in the cockpit - those were the days.

It's such a shame to see these classic aircraft being scrapped frown

DamienB

867 posts

106 months

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It was XV104 on her way into Bruntingthorpe for spares recovery and eventual scrapping. She's 45 years old in a week or so - not every defence procurement decision is a waste of money!


mrloudly

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What a sad sight... She looked and sounded awesome when she flew over RIP old girl!

SVX

1,714 posts

98 months

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Nothing like a Conway spooling, even better when there are for of 'em biggrin

Apache

38,937 posts

171 months

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She was known as The Queen of the skies to us linies in Ascension, we used to get the left over meals when she landed and sometimes she took us home

mrloudly

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Went on Air Cadet camp to Brize in 77 Did three hours in XV107 and 1hr 40 in XV103 107 has just been chopped at Brunt, very sad...

heisthegaffer

681 posts

85 months

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DamienB said:
It was XV104 on her way into Bruntingthorpe for spares recovery and eventual scrapping. She's 45 years old in a week or so - not every defence procurement decision is a waste of money!

3 beautiful machines in that picture.. a VC10, a Clio 197/200 and an Abarth 500!

Skodaku

1,769 posts

106 months

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heisthegaffer said:
3 beautiful machines in that picture.. a VC10, a Clio 197/200 and an Abarth 500!
Agreed, apart from the boring Clio.

DamienB

867 posts

106 months

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More VC-10 wow!





I understand it was a flypast to mark the end of RAF air transport ops on the type - just tanking from til the final retirement date, end of March next year.

Simpo Two

60,428 posts

152 months

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At that angle it looks like the left one has canards...


CTjockey

46 posts

49 months

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DamienB said:
More VC-10 wow!





I understand it was a flypast to mark the end of RAF air transport ops on the type - just tanking from til the final retirement date, end of March next year.
WOW doesn't even begin to describe it. What a fantastic sight

HoHoHo

10,357 posts

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CTjockey said:
DamienB said:
More VC-10 wow!





I understand it was a flypast to mark the end of RAF air transport ops on the type - just tanking from til the final retirement date, end of March next year.
WOW doesn't even begin to describe it. What a fantastic sight
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As the man said yes

Shame it will come to an end shortly frown
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