Now the images!! From the archives - VC-10 in Rio

Now the images!! From the archives - VC-10 in Rio

Postby Operti on Tue 05 Sep 2017, 6:22 am

Hi everyone,

Back in the old days when I used negative film, this lady ruled the skies. They then used to stop at Galeão Air Force Base, in Rio, coming and going from and to Falklands. At those simplier times, we would find them at the Modern Military Photos board. Now I must post this gem here at the Warbird & Classic Jet Photos.

It was a hot and smoggy June morning in 2004. The crew was reluctant to hit back the road after refueling, as they were unsure about the weather at Stanley. So they were promptly provided a weather report by the Brazilian Air Force liaison officer, eager to call the day, showing CAVOK skies down south. Head scratches, deliberations. A fault was found. Who can blame them for enjoying a couple afternoons and nights in warm, sunny and cheerful Rio? It was a nice hot June morning.

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And here the happiest crew in the entire RAF that day.

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Re: Now the images!! From the archives - VC-10 in Rio

Postby CJS on Tue 05 Sep 2017, 9:46 am

No image links?
"Forewarned is forearmed"
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Re: Now the images!! From the archives - VC-10 in Rio

Postby PeterR on Tue 05 Sep 2017, 12:55 pm

Lovely photographs of a gorgeous aircraft. :clap:
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Re: Now the images!! From the archives - VC-10 in Rio

Postby Aerodynamik on Tue 05 Sep 2017, 3:01 pm

Thanks for posting.....very nice
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Re: Now the images!! From the archives - VC-10 in Rio

Postby steved on Tue 05 Sep 2017, 3:38 pm

Interesting post and it looks like you had unrestricted access. Great detail shots. :clap:
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Re: Now the images!! From the archives - VC-10 in Rio

Postby Operti on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 1:34 am

CJS wrote:No image links?


The images are hosted in my own website, and this is pretty much their size, 1000px wide.

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Re: Now the images!! From the archives - VC-10 in Rio

Postby Operti on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 1:38 am

steved wrote:Interesting post and it looks like you had unrestricted access. Great detail shots. :clap:


Thanks, Steve! As I said, those were simplier times. I was there working, but doing it today would be an Hercules job.


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Re: Now the images!! From the archives - VC-10 in Rio

Postby CJS on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 7:08 am

Operti wrote:
CJS wrote:No image links?


The images are hosted in my own website, and this is pretty much their size, 1000px wide.

Regards


Ok, it must be to do with me trying to view at work then, all I see is a list of the word 'image'. :grin:
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Re: Now the images!! From the archives - VC-10 in Rio

Postby reheat module on Wed 06 Sep 2017, 6:11 pm

Lovely captures, beautiful machine 'the old Vickers fun-bus'
Of all the airframes which had Flt Eng roles, this is one where they should be smiling...
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Re: Now the images!! From the archives - VC-10 in Rio

Postby Operti on Thu 07 Sep 2017, 5:37 am

CJS wrote:
Operti wrote:
CJS wrote:No image links?


The images are hosted in my own website, and this is pretty much their size, 1000px wide.

Regards


Ok, it must be to do with me trying to view at work then, all I see is a list of the word 'image'. :grin:


Oh I'm sorry! I thought you wanted a direct link showed in the board. What you were watching was a problem in either my host or the forum, and it took a while to identify and bypass it.

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