Re: Last BA VC-10
Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:32 am
However, the last BA/BOAC vc-10 to fly was G-ASGM, retiring from RAF service in March 2013. I believe she is also the last BOAC delivers airframe if any type to fly
A Tribute to the Vickers VC10
Hi Johnjohnh wrote: ↑Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:59 pm Hi Pauln ,
I have just seen your message regarding the last VC10 flight as I was also on the same shift as you in Control Centre and was the duty officer who authorised the change of transport to a coach. The flight was delayed from its scheduled morning departure due to a thunderstorm causing a flooded runway at ABB. The flight details were as follows - G-ASGL Flt number BA9441P Dep LHR 1505z from RWY 28l Arr ABB 1550z and the Captain was Bill Outram.
In addition to you and I on board were some staff from the VC10 Flt Mngrs office and also the Flt Training Mngrs office and I think we may have set a record for the number of people on a VC10 flt deck for a landing. As I recall on the return journey we parked the coach in a discreet side road, the crew removed their rank marking from their shirts and we all adjourned to a nearby hostelry for a farewell the the VC10 drink. Happy days !