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    VC10 - The Final Chapter

    As the meritous, 50 year, service of the RAF VC-10 draws to a close, the last two aircraft (ZA147 and ZA150) will conduct their final air-to-air refuelling sortie, then diverge to carry out fly pasts of various locations around the UK, on Friday 20th September 2013.
    The aircraft are expected to fly according to the following schedule:
    ZA147 –
    12.20 – Newcastle
    12.40 – Warton
    13.05 – RAF Conninsby (VC10 will be accompanied by a GR4)
    13.15 – RAF Marham (VC10 will be accompanied by a GR4)
    13.35 – Birmingham
    ZA150 –
    12.35 – RAF Lossiemouth (VC10 will be accompanied by a GR4)
    12.55 - RAF Leuchars (VC10 will be accompanied by a Typhoon)
    13.15 – Prestwick
    Both aircraft are expected to return to Brize Norton by 13.45 for a final fly past at 14.00.
    All times are local, and subject to change, based on the conditions of the day and aircraft availability.

    A great Aircraft and will be missed by many fans.
    Last edited by speedbird1960; 2013-09-20, 06:42.
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  • #2
    Were these two aircraft ex-BOAC ? What were their Civvy regs ?


    • #3
      East Africa Airway Corporation


      • #4
        Thanks Peter,
        I worked on the East African VC10's (and all the others) undergoing major overhauls at Heathrow between 1967 and 1970. I was then reassigned to the B707 fleet.
        Regards, Tony.


        • #5
          VC10 ZA150 BAE Warton Flypast - The Final Chapter

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          • #6
            Thanks Speedbird,
            A great bit of film that brought back some memories of the "Queen of the Skies", very nostalgic.
            Regards Tony.


            • #7
              I was at RAF Gan,. when she did her World trials, back in the 60s
              where she landed, during the trials.

              Another,. very sad day...
              (F-EDLE1)delcomp-DEL-David Tks(My friend Mike, all three of them)

              1090SJ(Ae) /(6m. Ecoflex10) / SBS 3 /-FR24 Box/ Power-line Connection (Ethernet)


              • #8
                Great filming. Reminds me of Prestwick in the late 60's /early 70's when BOAC used to do crew training and pass over the area where I was working.
                Never had the chance to fly in a VC10 although visited the one at Brooklands Museum (x G-ASIX) a month ago.


                • #9
                  Just had a text from my son in Farnham to say a RAF VC10 just flew overhead. I presume it will be en route to Dunsfold for the display there this weekend.
                  Let's hope they can keep Clarkson off it!