GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13241 posts, RR: 77 Posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3293 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
Patroni From Luxembourg, joined Aug 1999, 1403 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3200 times:
Ahh, these brochures are nice 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
@ 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!
FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3103 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.
Nwacrew From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3084 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!
Type-rated From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3003 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!