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Testing VC10s
G-ARTA's first flight
Trials and Tribulations
Trials and Tribulations - part 2
Trials and Tribulations - part 3
Operating VC10s in Africa
VC10 Characters
Addis Ababa 1972
IFR conditions on the flight deck
Radio Development on the VC10
White Waltham Silver Jubilee Airshow
Testing and Airline days
Peril lurking in 1st class
From the cabin
The aircraft I didnít want to fly
G-AXLR Test Flying
The hijacking of BA771 G-ASGO
The 1st and last VC10 flight
Everything RAF
Introducing the VC10 into service
Photo Collection - Ken White
Memories of RAF Brize Norton
Fun and Games with Harold
Record-setting days in the RAF
Daily Mail Trans-Atlantic Air Race
Cabin Crew - Again?

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Ken White's Photo Collection

All these photos were kindly provided by Ken 'Chalky' White, VC10 Base Sqdn Flight Manager in the period December 1968 - September 1972. They provide some wonderful images of the daily tasks at RAF Brize Norton. Select the 'Up' link on the left to return to 'VC10 Memories'.

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1. VC10 C Mk1, probably XV109
2. XV104 taking off for a test flight from Wisley, note the de-tuner in the background for engine ground tests
3. XV104 at the northern end of the runway at Wisley, this photo was on the postcard that was given away with each in flight package when the aircraft was first introduced. 104 was the most popular aircraft to prepare for Royal flights.
4. XR806 during flight trials

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1. Dressing room fit for VIP flights
2. Lounge fit for VIP flights
3. VIP seating. It's just not the same when you're used to economy class

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1. A Base Squadron VC10 team having prepared an aircraft for a Royal Flight
2. A clearer version of the group in the picture above. Ken White is second right seated
3. VC10 Base Flight in front of VC10 C Mk. 1 XV107
4. And a larger version of the group. The image may take some time to load fully but everyone should be recognizable

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1. XV107 take off
2. XR806 landing at Wisley on a winter day
3. XV109 departing Brooklands for its first flight
4. XV109 airborne for the first time

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1. Ex-XR809, now G-AXLR, landing at RR Hucknall, Derby, after the first air test with the RB211 engine on the port side
2. The RB211 test engine mounted on G-AXLR
3. G-AXLR with RB211 at Hucknall, Derby
4. G-AXLR airborne during tests with the RB211

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1,2 & 3. G-AXLR undergoing servicing with the RB211 mounted
4. Interesting view of G-AXLR, the only three-engined VC10

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1. Base Hangar RAF Brize Norton, aircraft staged for servicing
2. Base Hangar, aircraft being towed out for ground runs following servicing
3 & 4. Aircraft servicing at Base Hangar

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1. Aircraft servicing at Base Hangar
2. The primary and reserve aircraft on readiness at the Base Hangar for a Royal flight
3. Prior to a Royal Flight
4. Painting by servicing crew on SNCO's crew room wall

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1. VC10 landing at RAF Gan, Maldives
2. VC10 on take off from RAF Gan
3. Take off into the sun from RAF Gan


All photos provided by K. White. BAC or Rolls-Royce copyright may apply for some images.

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