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380 - Saturday, January 10, 2009 7:12 pm

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Richard Stewart

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Norwich, UK

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Found you from links at scottish crash sites. I'm interested 'cos I was slightly involved with the process of introducing the K2 & K3 tankers.

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381 - Saturday, January 10, 2009 12:30 am

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ronny k

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Savannah GA - USA

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The VC-10 is my favorite airliner. When I was a boy, I used to fly the BOAC route from JFK-MBJ (New York City to Montego Bay, Jamica) a few times a year with my family. The VC-10 in the BOAC Livery has to be the most elegant looking passenger aircraft ever produced. I miss the old speedbird!

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382 - Friday, January 2, 2009 10:00 pm

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Chris Smith

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I was at Brize for 7years working on the VC10.The best a/c I ever wotked on. I was a trouble shooter for two years. I was a SNCO A FIT A.

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

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Barry Brind

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

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Lucas

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

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DON GREEN

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

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Timothy evans

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

Name:

Colin Samson

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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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