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Vickers VC10 K.3

1970, Dunsfold Park, Viewable on open days

VC10 ZA150 was originally built as 5H-MOG for East African Airways as a “Combi”, based on the Super VC10 but with a large forward freight door – which greatly eased the conversion of this variant into a tanker aircraft, allowing five huge fuel tanks to be installed on the main deck. After its airline service was completed, this aircraft was stored at Filton for several years before making its first flight as a tanker in 1984.

VC10 ZA150 was the very 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. On its retirement in September 2013 it was acquired by Brooklands Museum and flew in to Dunsfold Aerodrome, where a team of dedicated volunteers maintain it in running order. It has been open for visitors to go on board at the Wings & Wheels events since 2014 and at the 2015 and 2016 events it completed a full-bore-acceleration taxying demonstration on the Sunday. Open days for visitors are held periodically and further open days are planned - details will be announced on this website as soon as they are confirmed.

Thanks to Aerobytes Ltd for Sponsorship of fuel, which allows us to keep ZA150 in taxying condition. See www.aerobytes.co.uk for more details.

Read more about VC10 ZA150 and the volunteers that maintain it on the Virgin Atlantic Blog