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Article from BTNews 10 JULY 2017

Roll up for the VC10

A live taxi run and guided tours featuring one of Britain’s most iconic airliners, the VC10, are features of a special open day by Brooklands Museum at Dunsfold Aerodrome next Saturday, 15 July.

The aircraft, ZA150, was the last VC10 of 54 built at Brooklands in the 1960s and was one of the last two to fly with the RAF from Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

It was acquired by the museum on its retirement in September 2013 and flew to Dunsfold, where volunteers maintain it in running order.

As well as watching a full-bore acceleration as the aircraft taxis, visitors at the open day will be able to tour inside the aircraft, chat to the volunteers and see how it was converted from a commercial airliner to an air-to-air refuelling tanker for the RAF.

Entry to the event is by pre-purchased ticket only, with tickets available from the Brooklands Museum website. Entry is via the Stovolds Hill entrance to Dunsford from 12:00 – 14:00 before the taxi run scheduled for  13:00 – 13:15.

Group visits on board the aircraft will be between 13:45 – 15.30. Last entry to Dunsford is at 14:00 and the event closes at 16:00.

www.brooklandsmuseum.com

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