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883 - Sunday, August 24, 2003 8:31 pm

Name:

Chris May

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Bristol England

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Like the website. Hope you don't mind if I put a link to your "tanker" page, as my site deals with the Bristol Aeroplane Co & its successors, and you give all the facts about VC10 at Filton in the '80s and '90s. You can check what I've put on my /history/1980.html page

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884 - Sunday, August 24, 2003 4:05 pm

Name:

Michael Shrimpton

Location:

Ayelsbury UK

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Comments:

Well done on a splendid website.

The VC-10 was a magnificent aircraft. I well recall flying on the flightdeck of a 10 Squadron VC-10 from Brize Norton to Luqa (Malta) over 20 years ago.

The tragedy of the aircraft was that BOAC for political reasons damaged its sales prospects - this was probably done as part of the process of forcing the UK into the EEC. With a strong aircraft industry the UK would not have needed to join, particularly as export sales were in dollars.

After the collapse of the VC-10 programme we gave away our wing technology to Airbus, and the dismantling of our domestic aircraft industry was almost complete - thirty years after EEC entry Britain's civil aircraft industry, which once led the world, has been destroyed completely.

It is probable that EEC governments had an informal boycott of British airliners when we were still allowed to have an aircraft industry - all major EEC airlines were government controlled in the 1960s and none were permitted to buy any British aircraft after the Vickers Viscount.

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885 - Saturday, August 23, 2003 4:44 pm

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Bob Fraser

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London, U.K.

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Good to see a dedicated website to this much loved plane.

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886 - Friday, August 22, 2003 10:30 pm

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John Cooper

Location:

Ipswich

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Comments:

Great kite, great site, well done all round!

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887 - Thursday, August 21, 2003 5:04 am

Name:

Rudy Preus

Location:

Comox, BC, Canada

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Just Surfed In

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I am a retired Canadian Air Force pilot. My hobby is Stained Glass and my Three Dimensional Stained Glass Aircraft may be of interest to your guests. If anyone wishes to view my work, please visit me at http://members.shaw.ca/stellarimages

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888 - Tuesday, July 29, 2003 8:39 pm

Name:

Simon Ricketts

Location:

UK

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Comments:

Great site. Brought back alot of memories. Joined BOAC in 1976 as engine airframe apprentice. Spent 6 months on the airport ramp turning round the old kites. My lasting memory will be the view whilst standing on the top of the tail fin during service routines.
Thanks again I'll be a regular visitor.

Simon

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889 - Monday, July 28, 2003 10:34 pm

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bob bentley

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Iwas on ten SQNfor two tours.these were the best years of my life.i wish i could go back and do it all again.bob bentley

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890 - Saturday, July 19, 2003 5:56 am

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Dennis J. Boatright

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West Jordan,Utah,U.S.A

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Will drop you a line later to let you know how it works out.In the mean time, thank you for your time and effort for letting us rebelious colonist's fly a very beautiful aircraft.

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