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1 - Sunday, November 20, 2022 10:25 am

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Keith Rose

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Surrey

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Lived at Newstead Abbey until 1960 and often watched RR’s fleet of test aircraft such as the Lanc with a Dart in the nose. Used to visit my friend Derek Martin when I flew into Hucknall. On a visit 27-28/6/71 Derek suggested that due to heavy rain I put the a/c in the hanger. When they opened the door there was G-ALGT the Griffon Spit, RR’s HS125 which were both flown by Cpt.Frank Kirk, my old instructor, and the RB211 test VC10.

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2 - Monday, November 7, 2022 12:23 pm

Name:

William Wells

Location:

Oxford

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late 1960's flew a few times LHR to Jo'berg. The rapid acceleration to rotate never failed to amaze me, until one night in Nairobi.
After taxi, my VC10 came to a stop & pilot said he would be burning off some overfilled fuel for a short time. After this was done we set off down the runway. Checking my watch (old habit) it took over 60 seconds to finally crawl into the sky. Very unlike any VC10 takeoff, normally about 25 seconds. I could see people in a village just below the trees! Nothing like the usual nose up & steep climb out. Has anyone a record of that flight?
William

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3 - Thursday, November 3, 2022 1:48 pm

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Michael Hugh Kennedy

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uk

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2000 hours on 10's

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4 - Thursday, August 11, 2022 1:12 am

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Leo Simons

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Cardiff, Wales

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Let's get one airworthy once again and be proud of our British heritage!

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5 - Tuesday, June 28, 2022 9:40 pm

Name:

Ivor Horton

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Stratford upon Avon

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Most interesting! I was on the flight to Johannesburg in 1965. I was with IBM at the time and I processed the kinetheodolite data in the local data centre each night. I thought that the fuel stop was in Luanda? I seemed to remember going from the aircraft to a shed that was the terminal, the way lined by military types with weapons…

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6 - Monday, June 6, 2022 11:55 am

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JF Arminio

Location:

Bogota

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Landed here while browsing Pinterest. Your site is so informative, well documented and soundly designed. The VC-10? No, never saw one in the flesh, but loved it’s elegant lines ever since I saw one pictured in a book, long ago while still living in Ciudad Bolivar Venezuela

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7 - Thursday, April 28, 2022 3:45 pm

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John Garside

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Wellingborough, UK

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How do, Starting in 1964 I spent 2 years as an electrical apprentice at BAC Weybridge, building VC10s. Didn't do well enough in exams, but went on to operate and then program computers for a few more years. Fond memories. John.

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8 - Monday, April 18, 2022 7:43 pm

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David Hansen

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Ridgefield, Washington

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This site has been very informative and a great source of photos for the Super VC10 model i'm presently building. The story of the wing evolution was for more interesting than i imagined.

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