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VC10s at Airshows

The VC10 is obviously also called upon to perform at various airshows, where the performance of an empty VC10 can certainly liven up the day! As well as deafen the onlookers....


The Michael Harries Collection The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Trust


The Michael Harries Collection The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Trust

The Michael Harries Collection The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Trust

The Michael Harries Collection The Tangmere Military Aviation Museum Trust

1-2. XV108 is shown here coming in to land and during a flypast at the Biggin Hill Airshow in 1970.
3-4. One year later at the same Biggin Hill Airshow and XV101 does the honours.


Photo G. Hall


Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

1 to 4. RAF Abingdon in 1980 was the venue for this spirited display by XR806.


Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo A. Townshend

1, 2 & 3. Same airshow, same aircraft.
4. K2 ZA143 parked in the static show at the Halifax Airshow, Canada, in June 1995.


Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

1 to 4. K2 ZA143 is also the subject of these four images, taken at RAF Fairford in 1985.


Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo Paul Robinson

Photo J. Clements

1 & 2. And RAF Abingdon again, this time with XV107 as the subject in 1982.
3. At the 1977 Silver Jubilee air show at White Waltham G-ARVM made this 'interesting' approach (more photos and the story here).
4. This photo of the event by John Clements is mounted in the bar at White Waltham airfield.


Photo D. Burke, Thunder & Lightnings

Photo D. Burke, Thunder & Lightnings

Photo D. Burke, Thunder & Lightnings

Photo D. Burke, Thunder & Lightnings

1 - 4. XV108 and XV109 showed up at the 2003 RAF Waddington air show with Tornados in tow.


Photo D. Burke, Thunder & Lightnings

Photo S. Martindale

Photo S. Martindale

Photo S. Martindale

1. XV108 performing a flypast at RAF Waddington
2-4. A lovely treat in the year of the 40th anniversary of RAF VC10 operations: the suitably painted XV104 in formation with the Red Arrows.

 

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