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Some Boac And BA VC-10 Brochures  
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13184 posts, RR: 77
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

Fancy a nostalgia trip? From the golden age of jetliners?
When flying was an still a bit of an adventure, when jets were the new big thing.
What could better epitomize this than some BOAC and BA brochures extolling the virtues of the VC-10, the second most beautiful airliner ever built and the most beautiful subsonic one.
To take a look, click here;
http://www.vc10.net/Photos/boac_and_ba_brochures.html

Part of this very fine site;
http://www.vc10.net/index.html

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User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

What could better epitomize this than some BOAC and BA brochures extolling the virtues of the VC-10, the second most beautiful airliner ever built and the most beautiful subsonic one.

Agreed 100 per cent.  Big thumbs up




Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3146 times:

Brilliant! I'd love to have flown on a VC-10 back in those days.

Hearing 4 RR Conways at full thrust is nearly as good as Olympus 593s.  Smile


User currently onlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3149 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3136 times:
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BTW, has anyone seen the VC-10 DVD from Avion Video and can recommend it?


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8449 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3133 times:
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Okay I'll take the bait.....what's the most beautiful?

Flew VC10 several times in the 70s, wonderful aeroplane.



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8449 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3125 times:
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OOPS...sorry didn't read to the end, bad habit.

Apologies to all, Concorde of course!



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User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3121 times:

Andz, I'll pretend you are teasing us.  Smile

The most beautiful is Concorde, of course!



Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlinePatroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

@GDB :
Ahh, these brochures are nice  Smile Unfortunately I never flew on the VC-10, but have visited some of them in Germany and the UK.

4 years ago I had a stopover in AMS and went from Schiphol airport to the city centre. By coincidence I found a used book flea market there, and - like with eagle eyes - I spotted a little 48 page brochure "Flying the VC-10", by Flying magazine. The surprise was even nicer when I heard that the chap selling it only wanted 4 Euros for it.... well, guess if I bought it or not  Big grin

@ Fly-K :
I have the DVD and love it. Very nicely done. I was not too impressed with their "London Airport in the 1960s" DVD, but the VC-10 is nice!

Cheers,
Tom



User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16248 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

I've always been a VC-10 fan! Here is YYZ we used to get charter BUA VC-10's in the late 60's and the occasional BOAC VC-10 sub for a 707! It was always a treat to see them!




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently onlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3149 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3031 times:
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Patroni, I only have the Heathrow DVD and thought it was OK, even though the quality wasn't the best. So I suppose I'll like the VC-10 DVD even more!


Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
User currently offlineFlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2080 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

Too young to have ever flown a VC10 and remembered it - but that's my loss. Certainly a beautiful aircraft. Can't be said that advertising the romance of flying was dead by the 1970s either looking at that BOAC/BA stuff. My favourite has to be the one below - maybe if only because you'd never get away with it these days.




Let's Go British Caledonian!
User currently offlineNwacrew From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2978 times:

I was fortunate to have some memorable VC10 flights in the late 60's and the 70's. I especially remember taking the 'Scottish Monarch' from Prestwick to JFK and walking out across the tarmac to the beautiful, high-tailed BOAC 'Standard' parked on the ramp. At the foot of the boarding stairs a tartan-kilted highlander was playing his bagpipes. A very stylish send-off.

East African Airways operated a fleet of beautiful 'Supers'. I recall boarding one at Heathrow in 1969. The beautiful and very chic stewardesses wore uniforms trimmed with (faux) leopard skin...the interior sidewall panels depicted animal scenes on the African savannah. And how's this for creating atmosphere: the boarding "music" was the softly hypnotic beating of distant tribal drums. Talk about feeling as though you were suddenly in Africa!



User currently offlineType-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4974 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

These aircraft were even more impressive in person. That dark blue with the gold accents was really classy. I remember seeing them on at ORD in the late 60's. They operated them ORD-Montreal-LHR. Eventually BOAC switched the route over to Rolls Royce 707's. Those even looked great in this livery.

Absolutely the most beautiful aircraft I have ever seen!



Fly North Central Airlines..The route of the Northliners!
User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2883 times:

Thanks, GDB, for the memories! Slightly before VC10, but have a look at the following from 59, 60, 61!

http://www.jg.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/BA/BOACfolders.gif

http://www.jg.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/BA/BOACjets.gif

If anybody wants to peep inside the folders, I'll do a scan!




Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
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