Any VC10 related discussions.....
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New magazine available at WHSmiths. I have glanced through pretty carefully. I cannot find any reference to the Flight Engineer or pictures. It seems he had nothing to do with the airline operation. All civil VC 10s carried a Flight Engineer.Of the photos in the magazine I was think I was in about 50% of those Aircraft including especially the flight test ones pretty much ALL of the super VC 10s. When I think back at hundreds of dynamic stalls etc that I endured.It seems to me that at least one mention would be appropriate. Incidentally they did not carry THIRD pilots.
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Just a thought but could the third pilot statement refer to the fact that the navigator was (usually) another co-pilot with a navigator's license? I seem to recall that BOAC composed their crews this way until the INS systems replaced the human navigator.