Great airplane. Worked as a SVC10 F/O for EAA 1971-1973 and again in 1975 for a few months during furloughs from Seaboard World Airlines. Just retired 6 months ago after 43 years as an airline pilot. Also flew the DC8, B747, B727, A300-600/A310, MD11, MD10 but the SVC10 ranks on the top of my list of airplanes.
As a RAF Gütersloh Spotter from 1981 until 1993 I have the best memories of the VC-10, I saw them a hundred times landung and taking off. Also at Brüggen, Münster-Osnabrück, Paderborn-Lippstadt and Hannover I sah this beautiful aircraft. September 2012 will be a very sad month...
After 8 years assisting with depth maintenance at 'Saints I will miss them when they are all gone. Just remember that all the drawing numbers start with a pair of ones and you might be lucky enough to find the one you need, but probably not first time!
I could echo Alastair Wilkinson (Feb 1st)almost exactly - I wonder if we were ever on the same flight. I too have my Junior Jet Club logbook and badge. A wonderful aircraft and one that showed its strength on a rather interesting flight into Kai Tak through a typhoon. Creaks, groans, impressive wing flexes but we got there.