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    VC10's at Brunty

    Two were spotted with wheels dangling.

    #2
    I thought we would have seen pics of them arriving by now. Here are some of them setting off - http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/foru...4f33e9c#p49663

    Ben
    http://www.mainlymilitary.co.uk/

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      #3
      East Midlands Today just showed one of the presenters in the door of one, presumably at Bruntingthorpe unless there's old busses stored on the pans at Brize as well!
      Up, down, flying around, looping the loop and defying the ground

      http://electric-edwardians.blogspot.com

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/roblangham

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        #4
        They sure have arrived I was having a look in the cockpit of XV109 about four hours ago.

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          #5
          It feels so srange to hear of these VC-10s landing for the last time, I currently watch them at work leaving from their majors, all pristine and ready for another few years. In fact XR807 was here recently for minor work.
          Unfortunately the majors end in December of this year, meaning a 350+ jobs will go at St Athan, the minors are chalked in for another three or so years.
          http://www.abpic.co.uk/search.php?q=...t=most_popular

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            #6
            If there was any sense in the world the RAF would be operating A330 tankers already and utilizing an existing workforce rather than PFI .

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              #7
              VC10s XV109 and XR807 were retired to Bruntingthorpe earlier today. Below is some of my photos and video







































              Decommissioning had already started before Id left the airfield

              In the video, XV109 lands first followed by XR807.

              http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f3...rent=VC10s.flv

              Cheers, Plazz
              http://www.thebuccaneeraviationgroup.com/index.html

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                #8
                There was obviously a bit of a cross wind component there today!

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                  #9
                  Good film, Thanks for posting it. Sad to see these two making their last flight though but it's good to know they will get preserved. (Assuming that's whats happening to them). I'll have to get down to Brunty to have a look at them. besides I got promised a guided tour of the Guppy that I'm keen to take up.

                  Regards.
                  Back from beyond the brink of insanity. :diablo:

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by F.U.B.A.R.ed View Post
                    Sad to see these two making their last flight though but it's good to know they will get preserved. (Assuming that's whats happening to them).
                    Errrrrr.....
                    Up, down, flying around, looping the loop and defying the ground

                    http://electric-edwardians.blogspot.com

                    http://www.flickr.com/photos/roblangham

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                      #11
                      Anyone know who is 'processing' them?
                      There is a part I'm after that I can't even get from work!
                      http://www.abpic.co.uk/search.php?q=...t=most_popular

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by pagen01 View Post
                        Anyone know who is 'processing' them?
                        There is a part I'm after that I can't even get from work!
                        Don't worry, it'll be in the supply system by the end of 2013...


                        ...oh, errrrr, wait a minute... I see your point!

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by F.U.B.A.R.ed View Post
                          it's good to know they will get preserved. (Assuming that's whats happening to them).
                          No such luck. Spares recovery and then pots and pans
                          http://www.thebuccaneeraviationgroup.com/index.html

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                            #14
                            I would imagine they will be quickly stripped of spares...
                            Cheers,Peter
                            "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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                              #15
                              OUCH. poor old things. is someone saving the cockpits then?. would be a shame if they get scrapped too.

                              Regards.

                              Greg
                              Back from beyond the brink of insanity. :diablo:

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                                #16
                                beginning of the end for another lovely old piece of our aviation heritage. Been a bad few weeks really...
                                Restoring Meteor NF.14 WS788, one rusty nail at a time...

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by F.U.B.A.R.ed View Post
                                  Good film, Thanks for posting it. Sad to see these two making their last flight though but it's good to know they will get preserved. (Assuming that's whats happening to them). I'll have to get down to Brunty to have a look at them. besides I got promised a guided tour of the Guppy that I'm keen to take up.

                                  Regards.
                                  Aer you sure its there last flight??? At Brunters you can never be too sure!!
                                  "I see something of the cobra in you Stachel!"

                                  Sywell Airshow 17th August 2014

                                  www.sywellairshow.co.uk

                                  www.Biggles-Biplane.com

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                                    #18
                                    VC10to the sky fund time?....... :diablo:


                                    Regards.
                                    Back from beyond the brink of insanity. :diablo:

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                                      #19
                                      According to the guy's at Bruntingthorpe I spoke to today they are definately being broken up for spares and scrap. One of future arrivals may be preserved.

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                                        #20
                                        Any chance the remaining fuel could be donated to the ground taxiiable jets?
                                        Cheers,Peter
                                        "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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