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417 - Saturday, August 9, 2008 3:49 pm

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Andy Webb

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Like the site - I worked as a steward on the VC10 from early 1972 and always had fond memories of flying on it. I am now a senior Cabin Service Director flying 747-400 and 777 aircraft for BA. When I tell my young crew stories of 21 day trips around the world with BOAC they are aghast!

also they do not believe me when i say the navigator used to poke a sextant through the roof and guide us by the stars!

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418 - Friday, August 8, 2008 3:53 am

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Hi there! What an opportunity of good fortune. I am slowly returning to the computer after a bout of with chronic illness,only to "Discover" your VC-10
website. Little, by little, I venture into your website. Personally, I believe you have done a great job in looking after this grand lady of the skies. I love the VC-1O aircraft especially from the view point of its superb engineering design and construction. Probably, a comparable aeroplane design of excellence would be the; Lockheed L-1011-Dash 500 TriStar airliner? Lastly, keep your VC-10 work going. I am looking more for so called
"Walk Around" details and airframe technical material. Lastly, I appreciate you and your passion for the VC-10 one hundred percent.

Best Regards:
George Knott.

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419 - Tuesday, August 5, 2008 5:04 pm

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Colin Pritchard

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F/E on VC10's
10 Sqn 1972 to 1976
Gulf Air 1976/77
Then TriStars and DC10s to flying retirement 2001

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420 - Saturday, August 2, 2008 9:43 pm

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A.S.Mathew

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After staying one night in London (reaching from India) I had to borad
a VC 10 of BOAC. My two friends forgot to take their travel documents from the hotel, so I had to get them
through the help of the hotel bus. So, we got lucky, all the economy seats were filled, so we got seats in
first class, and it was a treat without
paying a dollar extra. The take off
was smooth and less noisy than Boeing
707. After one stop at Montreal, we
were safely reached in Chicago on 10th
January, 1971. It was great aircraft
of that era of aviation.

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421 - Thursday, July 31, 2008 11:27 am

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Pete Foster

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First flew in the magnificent VC 10 in March 1971.Manchester to New York,La Guardia.
Never forget it !!

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422 - Wednesday, July 23, 2008 1:34 am

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daniel welland

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My father flew Vc-10s for B.O.A.C and BA and Gulf Airways retired when they retired Now lives in Nova Scotia

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423 - Tuesday, July 15, 2008 3:45 pm

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Joel Kosminsky

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I joined BOAC in Sep69; frequent flyers, usually Americans would moan that the VC10 was slower than the 707. 'Ah yes, but quality before quantity...' and give them a [pre-decimal currency] threepenny bit (coin with 12 sides). 'Balance it on a 707's armrests, in flight...' Impossible; then we'd say, 'then do it on a VC10' (very possible) and sell them the smoother, quieter ride. Never mind the 'basket-weave' interiors! Class always shows - great website.

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424 - Sunday, July 6, 2008 8:56 pm

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Steve Date

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worked for BAe in the 80's. Worked on the tanker conversion program and remember the tail spar incident. What has not been mentioned is the loss of a hose reel over wales in the early part of the 80's whilst testing ZA141.(landed on a welsh farm) sad to hear that the K2's are now scrapped. It was a nice aircraft but had its testing time whilst doing the conversion mod. After this worked on the F111 (another aircratf that has been moth balled and scrapped). Nice site with plenty of info.

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