Is it true that they are going to scrap GASGC at duxford ... this was the A/C i did my supernumery flight on when i joined BOAC...i would rather see a Concorde scraped before a beautifull lady like this
Reply: As far as we know now this is not the plan. The DAS is not planning to scrap aircraft, this rumour keeps turning up every few months though.
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!