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380 - Thursday, December 25, 2008 5:47 pm

Name:

Barry Brind

Location:

Devizes

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I did 3 tours as an Aircraft Electrical Engineer on RAF VC10s (10 Sqdn) at Brize Norton in the 70s and was looking at the History page and was surprised to see a sepia photo of a VC10 with Prince Charles. The surprise was that the person third from the left is me!! The odd thing is that I don't remember the photo being taken. The trip was to take Prince Charles to the Independant Celebrations in Fiji. It was a great trip,we circumnavigated the world twice, once out to drop him off and then round again to pick him up.

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381 - Sunday, December 21, 2008 5:53 am

Name:

Lucas

Location:

Brazil

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Hey!
I"m proud to see that great aircraft, the VC-10, have an great website like this in it"s memory, history and usage.
And, i"m really glad to announce that i saw one RAF VC-10 in Recife International Airport(REC) - Guararapes Intl" that stay stopped for a little bit more than one week in a remote area, close to two VASP Abandoned aircraft.
I Can show some pictures!

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382 - Saturday, December 13, 2008 12:24 am

Name:

DON GREEN

Location:

WOKING

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This site brings back memories as I worked at Weybridge from 1953 to 1976 as a fitter/assembler on the Valiant, Vanguard and VC10.I managed to get a trip on an early VC10 from Wisley.It was full of imstrumentation, no seats or belts just sat on the floor,I don't know how it was allowed. It was a test flight which consisted of climbing and descending and operating the wing spoilers. quite an experience considering the seating arrangements !!!

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383 - Sunday, December 7, 2008 10:30 pm

Name:

Timothy evans

Location:

Yokohama, japan

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I was a GA with BOAC from 1967 to 70. For the last year I was based in Control Centre in TBA Building. I loved the work, tracking the flights worldwide. We did it all with chalk and board with information coming in from Telex. I knew all the aircraft and worked with some fine people.
For my 21st Birthday I took my mother back to NZ and we did the routing on a VC10: LHR>JFK>LAX>HNL>NAD and then on to AKL in a DC9 of ANZ. Have I got the codes correct? The flight was smooth all the way and we got a bulkhead seat. The Captain in those days would walk through the cabin and ask if one was alright.
Those were the days. On the demise of the VC10 my BA chum blamed noise and fuel hungry engines.
But oh the memories.

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384 - Saturday, August 30, 2008 11:57 pm

Name:

Colin Samson

Location:

Winscombe, Somerset, UK

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Thanks for compiling this wonderful VC10 archive.

As an 11 or 12 year old, I clearly remember the BOAC VC10 making its test-flight into the old Lusaka airport in 1963 or 1964. Everyone watching was awestruck on first viewing the VC10, the first passenger jet to land at Lusaka; it was to replace the Bristol Britannia on the route to and from London.

In December 1966 I returned from UK boarding school & I flew on a VC10 for the first time, on G-ARVH (of which I have a monochrome photo) from Heathrow via Nairobi to Ndola in Zambia. It was the first of 19 flights on VC10s. Sometimes I flew British United Airways via Entebbe, sometimes East African Airways via Nairobi & Dar-Es-Salaam. I once remember being told, shortly after leaving London, that we would be landing in TEHRAN at XX:xx hours. I was in shock & thought that I had got on the wrong flight; but it was a detour because of "The Six Day War"!

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385 - Thursday, August 28, 2008 1:50 pm

Name:

Peter Allin

Location:

Javea, Spain

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This is fantastic! As A school boy living in Africa, I flew on BOAC VC-10's quite a few times, mainly between Salisbury and Nairobi and Nairobi and Khartoum (return) and travelled on G-ARVF and G-ARVG for sure. What great flights. I remember on one occassion landing in Nairobi and nobody realised that we had already contacted the tarmac until the reverse thrust came on. Everyone spontaneously applauded. I have flown a lot and that goes down as the smoothest landing of all. I have very much enjoyed visiting your site - many thanks.

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386 - Tuesday, August 26, 2008 12:40 pm

Name:

Les Samuels

Location:

Australia

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worked on VC10'S in the RAF as a transit aircraft servicing specialist in singapore and cyprus and in the major servicing hangar at brize as a trade manager
the best aircraft I ever worked on. I mentioned to a fellow member of the historical aircraft restoration society here in oz he was ex quantas and he stated that it was a most sophisticated aircraft. of course I couldn't agree more. thanks for an excellent site

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387 - Sunday, August 24, 2008 9:13 pm

Name:

Alan Ratcliffe

Location:

Haywards heath, U,K.

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Comments:

I was a senior captain with East African Airways and flew over 4500 hours on VC10's

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