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Views from a VC10

A series of images showing the view from inside. Some of these photos were taken from BA's VC10s during the late seventies and early eighties, other photos were taken more recently from 101 Squadron aircraft.


Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

1. Over the Alps, in a British Airways VC10.
2. At 35000 feet over Turkey.
3. Daybreak over the mountains of Iran.
4. Approaching Hong Kong, the bay can just be seen in the distance.


Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

1&2. Two shots during the later stages of the approach to Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport in August 1979.
3. The terminal at Dacca Airport.
4. Departure from Teheran.


Photo G. Hall

Photo G. Hall

Photo A. Townshend

Photo A. Townshend

1. The Egyptian desert as seen from a VC10 during the approach.
2. A Super VC10 just before landing at Abu Dhabi in February 1977.
3. Sunset as seen from a VC10 K2 near the Falklands, April 2000.
4. And the Alps again, this time from a military VC10. 


Photo A. Townshend

Photo A. Townshend

Photo A. Townshend

Photo A. Townshend

1. Ascension Island from 27000 feet, the airfield is clearly visible.
2. The Grand Canyon as seen from the cockpit of ZD240.
3. View from the cockpit of ZA144 while taking on 20000 kgs of fuel from another 101 Squadron jet.
4. S3 Viking in contact on the centre line hose of ZA148. Seen through the screen on the engineers panel, the image comes from a camera on the belly that is used to monitor all refuelling activities.


Photo collection J. Hieminga

Photo collection J. Hieminga

Photo A. Townshend

Photo A. Townshend

1. The geographical North Pole (the large ice floe in the center of the photo) as seen from VC10 XV101, for more about this flight click here.
2. VC10 XV101 again, this time over the magnetic North Pole in 1984.
3. Just a bit more southerly, but still icy! Greenland as seen from the flight deck of an RAF VC10.
4. Another view of the mountains of Greenland.


Photo M. Jorgensen

Photo M. Jorgensen
   

1. A wonderful sunset photo taken from another VC10.
2. 'Follow that VC10', flying formation at FL160.

 

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