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by ZD241_VC10
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 5:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Bruntingthorpe VC10 Engine Run Event - 25th Feb
Replies: 0
Views: 733

Bruntingthorpe VC10 Engine Run Event - 25th Feb

Evening all, Just to let you all know, tickets are still available for ZD241’s engine run event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of her first flight (as G-ASGM) in Feb 1968 (the 25th is the closest Sunday to the actual date). Entry to the event will get you a brunch bacon roll and refreshments in...
by ZD241_VC10
Sat 20 Jan 2018, 5:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: VC10 ZA148 engines fitted
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

Re: VC10 ZA148 engines fitted

Great to hear. She'll look excellent now she is "complete".

Great support again from GJD, continuing their excellent work supporting our aviation heritage.
by ZD241_VC10
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 9:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: VC10 Bruntingthorpe - First Flight 50th Anniversary Event
Replies: 5
Views: 1800

Re: VC10 Bruntingthorpe - First Flight 50th Anniversary Even

:up: just checked and its my weekend off Excellent Minnie; have you booked tickets yet? This is the first independent event we've run solely amongst our volunteer team. In the past we've mainly collaborated with the other Bruntingthorpe teams and others such as Timeline. This will be the first even...
by ZD241_VC10
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 11:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: VC10 Bruntingthorpe - First Flight 50th Anniversary Event
Replies: 5
Views: 1800

VC10 Bruntingthorpe - First Flight 50th Anniversary Event

Evening all, This was announced a couple of days ago, but in case you missed it the VC10 Preservation Group are pleased announce they will be holding an event on 25th Feb 2018 at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first flight of our VC10, G-ASGM (now ZD241). The ...
by ZD241_VC10
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 11:45 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Updated 20/12 - VC10 Jump Seat Competition
Replies: 13
Views: 2404

Re: Updated 20/12 - VC10 Jump Seat Competition

It *really, really* is. Just delete it once you win (or not) No, it *really, really* isn't. Just my opinion, but I object to competitions restricting entry to "soshal meejja" platforms. As for winning, I've had 8 real flights on the Vickers Funbus, and to be honest, the best part of the V...
by ZD241_VC10
Thu 21 Dec 2017, 10:42 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Updated 20/12 - VC10 Jump Seat Competition
Replies: 13
Views: 2404

Re: Updated 20/12 - VC10 Jump Seat Competition

Signing up for one (Twitter being far easier) or the other is a very small price to pay for the prize on offer. No it isn't. That is a matter of opinion. Considering another thread very close to this one is arguing about giving money to an organisation in return for apparently very little, using an...
by ZD241_VC10
Thu 21 Dec 2017, 10:02 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Updated 20/12 - VC10 Jump Seat Competition
Replies: 13
Views: 2404

Re: Updated 20/12 - VC10 Jump Seat Competition

Rick wrote:How do you enter if you don't do FB or Twitter?


Signing up for one (Twitter being far easier) or the other is a very small price to pay for the prize on offer. :smile:
by ZD241_VC10
Wed 20 Dec 2017, 11:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Updated 20/12 - VC10 Jump Seat Competition
Replies: 13
Views: 2404

Re: Updated 20/12 - VC10 Jump Seat Competition

Just a bump to introduce the new prize opportunity on offer. :smile:
by ZD241_VC10
Tue 19 Dec 2017, 7:45 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Updated 20/12 - VC10 Jump Seat Competition
Replies: 13
Views: 2404

Re: VC10 engine run opportunity

we use well over 10t of fuel per annum That's quite a carbon footprint for a retired jet. It could be far more. A full run, such as those seen at the Cold War Jets events uses a little over a ton. It's a small price to pay to keep such an important British engineering legacy alive. It's something t...
by ZD241_VC10
Mon 18 Dec 2017, 5:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Updated 20/12 - VC10 Jump Seat Competition
Replies: 13
Views: 2404

Updated 20/12 - VC10 Jump Seat Competition

Updated 20/12/17 Hi all, As we posted last week, the team that look after ZD241, the VC10 at Bruntingthorpe, are running a competition this Christmas. The final prize is the chance to take the jump seat, or navigator's seat, for a full power fast taxi run at either a Cold War Jets Open Day or at on...
by ZD241_VC10
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 2:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: APRES
Replies: 122
Views: 17212

Re: APRES

The ‘our work’ tab has a VC10 pictured on it. Are they involved in it? I'm not sure how they were involved in the RAF Museum and GJD's project to move the VC10. Seeing as the VC10 groups have approached Cosford to offer help, and it's been gratefully declined, I'd say they're being some dishonest o...
by ZD241_VC10
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 9:32 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: VC10 Christmas Competition
Replies: 1
Views: 822

Re: VC10 Christmas Competition

[tweet]https://twitter.com/ZD241_VC10/status/941594527953022976[/tweet]

:smile:
by ZD241_VC10
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 9:31 am
Forum: Flight Simulators
Topic: Win the new Just Flight VC10
Replies: 0
Views: 2958

Win the new Just Flight VC10

Members,

The ZD241 (the live VC10 at Bruntingthorpe) team are currently running a series of Christmas competitions. Today the prize is the Just Flight VC10:

[tweet]https://twitter.com/ZD241_VC10/status/941594527953022976[/tweet]
by ZD241_VC10
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 8:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: VC10 Christmas Competition
Replies: 1
Views: 822

VC10 Christmas Competition

Dear all, Some of you may have noticed that the ZD241 team are running a bit of a Christmas giveaway over on Twitter. Just a heads up for now, but there may be some interesting prizes on offer in the next few days, so please feel free to check it out. We're also giving our engagement efforts a bit o...
by ZD241_VC10
Thu 29 Sep 2016, 6:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: VC10 Haynes Manual
Replies: 5
Views: 2069

VC10 Haynes Manual

Evening all, A shameless plug, but later this week/next week the new Haynes manual of the VC10 is released. Keith Wilson has written the book and had a lot of assistance from our volunteer team at Bruntingthorpe, basing a fair amount of the material on ZD241, her sister ZA147 and the famous XR808 (B...
by ZD241_VC10
Sun 28 Aug 2016, 8:42 pm
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Bruntingthorpe Open Day - 28th August
Replies: 25
Views: 6538

Re: Bruntingthorpe Open Day - 28th August

I hope everyone had an enjoyable day at Bruntingthorpe; we certainly did with the VC10! We were lucky enough to run first today which allowed us to open up the jet for a little longer once it'd been towed to its stand. I hope all who queued to get on to the jet enjoyed their visit - I hope this made...