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  1. #181
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    I hope by tanker it means C1K. However I am gratefull that one is being saved at all with the current financial climate which the MOD is facing.

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    Ditto! I hope it will be a C1K and would be unbelievably happy if it was XV108 saved!

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    Does anyone know who decides which VC10's get saved and which are scrapped??

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    will be based on fatigue life, airframe hours and time until next major or minor servicing. obviously if any have any incidents that make them CAT3 then they will move up the queue depending on the costs of repair

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    I believe 105 is due in on Tuesday for spares......I am going to be in the area with my Dad on Tuesday and would love to see her land.......do any of you know where I can see the runway? Can you see it from outside, or do you have to be inside? If you have to be inside, is there any way we can get in?

    Thanks

    ajw

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    I was fortunate to catch a quick glimpse of a VC-10 running down the centreline of runway 05 at Coventry airport on Friday (26th August) at 12.15pm before it disappeared into the murk. I believe it was trying to get into Bruntingthorpe but visibility wasn't adequate there and I'm told it made a second pass at Coventry a little later.

    I had never expected to see another one in the air again.

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    Chin up Roger, there will still be eleven of the type serving for the next few years

    Here's XV105 in more colourful times

    C.1K XV105
    Last edited by pagen01; 28th August 2011 at 16:22.

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    Is it likely to depart at the same kind of time on tuesday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajw View Post
    I believe 105 is due in on Tuesday for spares......I am going to be in the area with my Dad on Tuesday and would love to see her land.......do any of you know where I can see the runway? Can you see it from outside, or do you have to be inside? If you have to be inside, is there any way we can get in?

    Thanks

    ajw
    YOu can see the aircraft on approach form both ends of the runway, on the roads outside though not the runway itself due to the trees, it is highly unlikely that there will be any access onto the airfield, nor any access to the aircraft itself as it will be parked up and we get to work imediatly.
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    That's a shame......my Grandfather gets a mention in 'Silent Swift Superb' for being one of 5 Walker's on board XV105 (him being the captain) and it was the plane Dad and I got a flight on at a 10 Sqdn reunion a few years back!

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    My take on XV105's retirement today can be seen here:

    http://tbag.conforums.com/index.cgi?...num=1314980494

    Plazz
    Last edited by Plazz; 2nd September 2011 at 16:23.

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    Unhappy

    Another sad sight though....

    I've got a soft spot for the VC-10 as the type is only 9 days older than me from first flight

    Maybe I should go for reclamation..........
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    Does anyone know when the next arrivals are due? I have heard rumour that two more were due in this month..any idea if this is true and if so, when this month!?

    AJW

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    XR808 R arrived for its very last minor servicing yesterday, it's the oldest example in the fleet and I believe is earmarked for preservation at RAFM Cosford after retirement.

    XR808 R arriving at St Athan 9 Sept 11 for its last servicing

    The VC-10 spares being recovered at Bruntingthorpe are filtering their way to St Athan, nice to know that the system works!
    Last edited by pagen01; 10th September 2011 at 10:10.

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    WOW8 That head-on view looks stunning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fouga23 View Post
    WOW8 That head-on view looks stunning!
    It's 808, and 808's a lovely aeroplane.

    (I suppose to most people it looks just like any other VC10!)

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    Hi Plazz,

    If you are able would appreciate any more photos you may have.

    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by springbok1 View Post
    Hi Plazz,

    If you are able would appreciate any more photos you may have.

    Regards
    All of my photos and updates will be posted here:

    http://tbag.conforums.com/index.cgi?...num=1314980494

    Cheers, Plazz

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    Just found this on the RAF website
    http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive/vc10-tanker-20092011

    Perhaps the reason why '105 was flown into Bruntingthorpe earlier than originally intended? If they were desperate for spares out there, they maybe needed to bring in a decent serviceable plane to keep the others going?

    And I don't suppose you have any more recent pics Plazz??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajw View Post
    And I don't suppose you have any more recent pics Plazz??
    Yes! I’ve just uploaded some recent photos on the usual thread here:

    http://tbag.conforums.com/index.cgi?...t=0#1318193468

    Cheers, Plazz

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    Were/are 102 & 107 being delivered today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajw View Post
    Were/are 102 & 107 being delivered today?
    102 went in today and 107 went tech.

    Plazz
    Last edited by Plazz; 13th December 2011 at 14:39.

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    On a historical note (well, this is a historical forum after all!), it is worth noting that after almost 20 years of RAF and VC10 AAR operations over Iraq, XV102 was the aircraft that flew the final sortie on 31st May 2009.

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    Excellent pics and video! Would that explain why the forward right door was opened up on taxiing in? Also does anyone know why the cockpit roof area is painted different shade of grey??
    Cheers,Peter
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    Last edited by Bucc900; 12th December 2011 at 21:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter View Post
    Excellent pics and video! Would that explain why the forward right door was opened up on taxiing in? Also does anyone know why the cockpit roof area is painted different shade of grey??
    When 105 was delivered, the door was opened then too. And the cockpit and spine has a special heat reflective paint to keep the crew and pax cooler.

    Also, fighter control guys are saying 107 was delivered today

    Another sad day in the life of a VC10!

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    Is anyone able to give an update into the status of XV101, XV102, XV105 and XV107 that arrived at Bruntingthorpe towards the end of last year?

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