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|Back in July 2004 myself & Dave Booker
were fortunate enough to be guests of Flt Lt Andy Towshend
at RAF Brize Norton. Andy took us on an early morning
refuelling sortie in a real VC10 C1K & then had us
testing our 'skills' in the full motion C1K simulator
in the afternoon. Quite a day!
These pages are intended as a guide to the task that myself
& Dave Booker flew on the VC10 C1K simulator at Brize
Norton. The model performs it very nicely indeed
For simplicity I have used the default MS scenery of Brize
Norton, which does not have a working DME on the ILS.
It is not a major problem, because the DME reading is
only needed once during the circuit & a reading can
be taken from nearby Fairford instead.
There is some nice Brize scenery by Nick Black that I
use & this does have a working DME.
The task involves a take off from runway 26 (Take off
weight of 95 tonnes), climb to 2500ft, turn back to intercept
the NDB beacon, fly outbound from the NDB beacon at a
heading of 100 degrees, turn onto ILS approach after 9
nautical miles. Perform a touch and go, climb to
1500 ft, then turn right for a visual circuit & full
The intended flight line is shown on the Brize Norton
approach plate here in green.