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380 - Tuesday, February 24, 2009 5:41 pm

Name:

Malcolm de Garis

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Vale of Glamorgan

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On first 10 Sqn VC10 course, trained by BOAC at Cranebank. Posted as instructor when RAF Redifon 10 Sim installed at Brize. Subsequently took over from Sim Project pilot on his move to the sqn. Am now living close to St Athan & frequently see & hear the RAF 10s as they rotate through for major servicing. Judging by v late delivery from Airbus it is likely that the RAF 10s will have been in service for 50 yrs. Will this be a record???

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381 - Friday, February 13, 2009 6:19 pm

Name:

Alan Ratcliffe

Location:

West Sussex

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I flew these beautiful aircraft as a captain with E.A.A. and have 4,500 hours on the type. I have since flown B737's and B757's, but still think that the Super VC10 was the nicest, most gentle - and, let's face it. - the easiest aeroplane I have ever flown.

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382 - Tuesday, February 10, 2009 7:46 pm

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nigel tench

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Manchester

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I am an aicraft dispatcher at Manchester Airport. I was great to see a RAF VC10 divert in from Brize, it brought back many happy memories. Still looks fantastic

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383 - Thursday, February 5, 2009 9:54 pm

Name:

Chris Sellen

Location:

Southampton

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My first flight at 15 was on a Super out of Heathrow, down to Channel Is and back - Ian Allen special trip.
Remember how the fuselage "creaked". We were even allowed on the Flight Deck, the clarity of the view was astounding (especially compared with the 'screen of my venerable AA-5 today).

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384 - Tuesday, January 27, 2009 4:04 pm

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Charles Dale

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Quite fascinating

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385 - Sunday, January 25, 2009 4:40 am

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David

Location:

Dunedin, New Zealand

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An amazing site.
Always been keen on commercial airliners and have at this stage flown aboard almost every type. But for some reason the VC10 remains distinct!
Had just one trip (wish I knew the tail number!)
BOAC, London to Singapore in Nov 1971 on way to New Zealand.
We stopped at several places which made the flight much more of an adventure. Unlike todays "One stop Auckland-London"
Could not compare it with much at the time as I had only been on one other airliner - a BAC 1-11. But I do recall the smoothness and comfort and the wonderful service by the cabin staff
The views of the Himalayas as we flew over India were stunning and I remember them as if it were just yesterday.
Well done on a great site for a grand aeroplane

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386 - Thursday, January 22, 2009 11:36 pm

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Jon Smethurst

Location:

London UK

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Interesting site bringing back lots of memories to a 1960's junior Jetclub member!
As well as the professionalism/decorum from all the BOAC cabin crew at the time, whatever class you flew, (sadly no longer the case with BA) I remember my first flight (flying back from Hong Kong on an RAF VC10) via Gan? island in the Indian Ocean.
Later, when my father was posted to St Lucia we flew the BOAC Super VC10 Heathrow to Antigua route and on take off from Bermuda or Antigua the overhead air conditioning unit would always leak and drip all over the place keeping the cabin crew busy for a while.
Nice site. Thank you

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387 - Sunday, January 11, 2009 12:06 am

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alan jenkins

Location:

sussex

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great site, but do seem to remember a big fat thing and a beautifull slim thing with whirly things on the front of the wings being at Brize as well as the parafin cans ! still, brought back many happy memories.

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