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RIAT 2004

The 2004 edition of the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford was visited by VC10 C Mk.1 XV109. With the age of digital photography upon us the following images soon became available.


Photo A. Wilson

Photo A. Wilson

Photo A. Wilson

Photo A. Wilson

1 to 4. Four images showing XV109 on final approach and taxiing towards the parking area.


Photo A. Wilson

Photo I. Middleton

Photo I. Middleton

Photo I. Middleton

1. Moving along the taxiways towards its parking spot.
2. Parked in the static show in slightly sunnier weather.
3. Ventilation for the crew and their visitors was provided as can be seen.
4. Trying out the captain's seat!


Photo I. Middleton

Photo I. Middleton

Photo I. Middleton

Photo G. Flores

1. Underwing shot showing the line-up markings under the wingtip for use during aerial refuelling.
2. The rear end of two Conways.
3. Looking towards the front of the aircraft.
4. The flightdeck of XV109, showing a few modern additions to the 1960's cockpit.


Photo G. Flores

Photo G. Flores

Photo G. Flores

Photo G. Flores

1. View towards the copilot's side of the flightdeck.
2. A view of the rear galley, showing the service door and the attendant's panel above it.
3. Looking out from the rear service door, over the wing, at the 'Rasta Cat' parked next to the VC10.
4. The front end of two Conways.


Photo G. Flores

Photo G. Flores

Photo S. Petch

Photo S. Petch

1. The nose of XV109 with the refuelling probe and one of the taxi lights clearly visible.
2. Looking back towards the tail, with the weather slowly deteriorating in the background.
3 - 4. XV109 leaving Fairford again, until next year.


Photo S. Petch

Photo S. Petch

1 - 2. XV109 departing for her home base at RAF Brize Norton.

 

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