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105 - Friday, September 20, 2013 3:08 pm

Name:

Cesare Brizio

Location:

Italy

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A well deserved tribute for a magnificent airplane, congrats!

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106 - Friday, September 20, 2013 4:48 am

Name:

David Bayne

Location:

Bali, Indonesia

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Just read that the last VC10s to fly are doing a round of airfields as a demo today Friday 20 Sept 2013 then they are grounded.
The last two VC10 aircraft (ZA147 and ZA150) will conduct their final air-to-air refuelling sortie, then diverge to carry out fly pasts of various locations around the UK. The aircraft are expected to fly according to the following schedule (all timings are local):

ZA147
12.20 Newcastle
12.40 Warton
13.05 RAF Coningsby (VC10 will be accompanied by a GR4)
13.15 RAF Marham (VC10 will be accompanied by a GR4)
13.35 Birmingham

ZA150
12.35 RAF Lossiemouth (VC10 will be accompanied by a GR4)
12.55 - RAF Leuchars (VC10 will be accompanied by a Typhoon)
13.15 Prestwick

Both aircraft are expected to return to Brize Norton by 13.45 for a final fly past at 14.00.

Wish I could be in the pub in Witney and celebrate but a long way from Bali.

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107 - Monday, September 16, 2013 6:13 pm

Name:

Sandy

Location:

East Sussex

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I was a RAF Loadmaster on the VC10. XR808 has gone to Bruntingthorpe and sold. She is going to be used for Taxi Runs at air shows. There is another VC10 at Newquay Airport for the museum. They are hoping to preserve another VC10 at Cosford but the runway is rather short for her to be flown in, perhaps taken by road. The last one will be scrapped unless someone is willing to buy her. This will need to happen very quickly as she is due to be scrapped this month - sorry

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108 - Sunday, September 15, 2013 6:46 pm

Name:

Phil Hogge

Location:

France

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On Vc10s in the blue and gold BOAC livery there are two black bumps on the top of the fuselage. What were they for?

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109 - Sunday, September 15, 2013 12:00 pm

Name:

Malcolm Martin

Location:

Wantage

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I often dip in and out of this excellent website, more frequently of late as end of service approaches. Watching the VC10 depart from Fairford this year was tinged with sadness and for my mother this will mark the end of 37 years of VC10 window watching. Hopefully the MoD won't come knocking on the door to reclaim the double glazing they funded all those years ago!
Sadly I won't see the unique and graceful shape take to the air for the last time on the 25th September as I'll be on a ubiquitous Airbus but I'll find rime to mourn the roar of the Conway four.

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110 - Saturday, September 7, 2013 12:11 pm

Name:

Charlie Nevitt

Location:

Wortham Suffolk UK

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I worked on the rear fuselage section in hangar B1 at Brooklands, being involved with all of the VC10s constructed there up until 1966. The happiest days of my life and so proud to have been part of the team which built such a beautiful machine! Have been to Duxford many times and happily scrutinised some of my handiwork! Does anyone remember me from those days? If so please get in touch before I go the way of my beautiful VC10s to the scrapyard in the sky! Or will it be to Coley`s scrapyard along with the TSR2? Brilliant site which I am enjoying immensely! Thank you!

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111 - Thursday, August 29, 2013 5:29 pm

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Adrian Lead

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As a mrmber of the Air transport Auxiliary Assocciation I have had many happy flights on the VC10 each year after our church service and annual dinner at RAF Lyneham.How sad we shall never see that lovely shape above in sky again.

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112 - Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:14 pm

Name:

Fritz Williamson

Location:

Llantwit Major

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Just managed to see the last flyby of one these magnificent machines at St Athan. Wonderful sight and the crackling roar of those four Conways is unforgetable. Sad day but at least I have memories of the 'good old days' at Brize Norton, as does my ex 10 'loadie' wife Chris.

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