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Vickers Vanguard lands at Brooklands -- The incredible story




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Added by Ken Sayers
August 17, 2017

By Andysvideo.com: On the 17th of October 1996 the worlds only surviving Vanguard (Merchantman) G-APEP made its last ever flight into Brooklands. This may not seem very surprising as Vanguards flew in and out of Brooklands all the time, back in the days when they were building them there. However, by 1996, the Runway had been cut in half by the new road - Wellington Way. Also, the airfield had not been an operational field for many years and offered many challenges to the brave crew! At the time I was Managing director of National Rescue and had been planning to move the aircraft by road. I was very pleased when Peter and Gary said the could fly it in. So they went off and practised short landings at East Midlands Airport, while we put a plan together to close a busy industrial estate down, while they landed. This video shows you what happened on the day, from my vantage point up in the Control Tower.

Runtime: 04:50

Views: 17079

Location: Brooklands

Country: United Kingdom

Date: 17-10-1996

Channels: Propliners and waterbombers 

Tags: Vickers,  Vanguard,  Brooklands 

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