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1 - Saturday, September 14, 2019 11:35 pm

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Kyriakos Lampropoulos

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Excellent site. Amazing information. Really found a lot of data, for modelling purposes too

Keep up the good work

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2 - Saturday, August 31, 2019 7:43 pm

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Paul Chapman

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Hi, just came across this and have been reading the wing design bit with interest. I was an apprentice at Weybridge 1966 to '72 so helped build the VC10s. I worked in the tunnels and in Fluid Motion Group before and after Cranfield (it was all National High Lift, BAC311 and Europlane by then). One thing that puzzled me...seen in the tunnels but never explained, was the VC10 3D wing with saw tooth cut-outs on the rear wing surface. Any idea what they were up to? Weybridge was in a bad place when I came back from Cranfield so I left...to the RAE and then finding my way back into Industry. VC10s....there are so many stories about Weybridge!

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3 - Friday, August 23, 2019 10:29 pm

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Richard Tilden

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Interested in the forum as flew VC10's between Kampala / Nairobi in 60's / 70's

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4 - Friday, August 16, 2019 2:31 am

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Kenneth Durkin

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joined 1971 as cadet EO. retired 1999 ex VC10, Tristar, DC10. 13000 hours missing VC10

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5 - Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:17 pm

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Steve Clements

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Hi
I served on No 101 Squadron twice for a total 13 years between 1986 - 2000. One addition for ZA149. On the 10 July 1999 the last surviving WW1 member of 101 Squadron died aged 99. On 29th Sept 1918 during a raid on the railway junction and station at Busigny, Lt. Anderson indulged in a feat of wing walking. On reaching the target the bombs would not release so Lt Dougie Anderson crawled out along the bottom wing and dropped the bombs by hand! Anderson was congratulated for plucky work by the GOC.He was the oldest (aged 99) and last Squadron WW1 survivor. In his honour ZA149 was named after him This was the first 101 Squadron VC10 to be named. I do not know for how long it retained the name.

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6 - Saturday, June 8, 2019 7:03 pm

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David Southern. Ex mechanic VC10 Filton tanker conversion.

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7 - Saturday, April 6, 2019 6:37 pm

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Carol J Elkins

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United States

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My late husband was an engineer on Air Malawi's VC10. We flew its last flight out of Blantyre, Malawi. Such a sad trip in such a beautiful plane. Does anyone know how to contact other flight crew that used to work for Air Malawi? I'm particularly interested in finding Brian and Jean Blackburn and Bryan and Jane Sawyer in the UK.

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8 - Wednesday, March 6, 2019 11:14 am

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David

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Cheltenham, UK

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I made 16 flights on BOAC VC10s between 1966 and 1972, flying between boarding school and India where my father was working. I remember it as a lovely, smooth plane to fly in - so much better than the Boeing 707. Years later I still had strong feelings of nostalgia looking up to see them fly into Brize Norton in RAF livery. Most memorable flight - Sunday 20th July 1969 London to Bombay On G-ARVJ. Somewhere over the Middle East the captain came on to say, “The Eagle has landed.” Everyone clapped and cheered - six hours later Neil Armstrong as we were arriving in Bombay, Neil Armstrong took his first step. That was 50 years ago!

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