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329 - Sunday, June 14, 2009 5:29 am

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Andy Frish

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South Australia

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Delighted to have eyeballed all this assorted VC10 clutter! My father Tony, now nearly 89, still lives with us. He retired from BA's VC10 fleet in June '75. He had the total power failure incident aboard G-ASGL in December '74 over the South China sea and subsequently personally thanked Harry Zeffert who designed the ELRAT which saved them on that occasion. Last VC10 we saw in Adelaide was XR808. The VC10 is held in higher esteem by all who come into contact with it than any other aircraft type I can think of. The wailing banshee sound of those Conways taxiing and the deafening noise and smoke trail of the take off really epitomised the 1960s and 70s. The Peter Pan in me wants to go back and stay there!! Thanks so much for providing this sensational tribute to such a magnificent looking and superbly over-engineered masterpiece!

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330 - Friday, June 12, 2009 12:46 am

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Derek Smith

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canada

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Someone out there has the craziest photograph.68/69 RAF Vc10 30000 ft must have been near Vietnam.An American Phantom pulled alongside and stayed quite a while waving and wiggling around.There may have been two of them.Somebody got the pictures.Just wonder if they are out there somewhere

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331 - Sunday, June 7, 2009 6:22 pm

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FrederickFournier

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on5/31/09 i am pretty sure i saw a vc -10 fly overhead at wells maine usa with 4 fighters going east.am i seeing things? i flew in vc-10 from lima peru to newyork via jamica in 1968 as a 14 old.

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332 - Saturday, June 6, 2009 2:43 pm

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Godders

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Had a VC10 do a fly over for my trade training passing out parade at St Athan yesterday. I thought I would go deaf!!

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333 - Thursday, June 4, 2009 11:54 pm

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John Welch

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Bracknell Berkshire

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I started my apprenticeship at Vickers Weybridge September 1961 and witnessed the takeoff on that beautifull June day 1962.Everyone was so proud that this aircraft took to the skies with plenty of runway left.Someone said its a good job the earth is round so that the 707's could take off,not that the VC10 needed it.Ha Ha.I flew many times in G-ARTA doing neccesary electrical tests out of Wisley before she could be given the Certificate of Airworthyness. Happy memories.

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334 - Sunday, May 31, 2009 1:29 pm

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Ian Macmillan

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Bishop's Stortford, UK

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On Friday 29 May 2009, some 105 members of the 10 Sqn Association, at RAF Brize Norton for its 25th Anniversary visit, were able to fly on a 3hr 50 min AAR sortie, on a North Sea towline off Newcastle. The aircraft used was XV105, originally a 10 Sqn aircraft. It was paired that morning with a Tristar of 216 Sqn, and both shared the trade available, Tornado GR4s and Typhoons, followed by the VC10 getting in a bit of mutual refuelling from the Tristar, so ensuring that the crews ticked plenty of training boxes. Many thanks, as ever, to OC 101 Sqn and his personnel for their fulsome support of these visits.

For the record, my logbook reveals that my last encounter with XV105 had been in January 1978, when we had to carry out a 3-engine ferry from Khartoum to Akrotiri, followed by a weather Diversion into Luton on the way back to the UK. Things went much more smoothly on Friday!

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335 - Saturday, May 30, 2009 6:41 am

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John Davies

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I helped design the Landing Gear and worked on the Test Rig and flew in #1 with Trubshaw.

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336 - Thursday, May 28, 2009 1:11 am

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christine

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my partner has a love affair with the vc10, this year he has a big birthday and im trying to arrange a flight, can anyone help please?

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