I first flew in a VC10 on 8th August 1964 from Salisbury to London via Nairobi. Later worked for BUA, BCAL and Gulf Air in marketing - all VC10 operators and was lucky enough to spend many trips on the flight deck. Now live under the flight path of Brize Norton! Love the website and congratulations to all contributors
I was a Rigger on Vicky 10s at Brize Norton from 1977 to 1982. I spent my time working mainly in Base Hanger on Majors and the Tank Team. I'm proud to say that I have worked on Vicky 10s because from an Engineers point of view they are lovely aircraft to work on. I also see names that I met during my time at Brize Norton - Hi to you all. Excellant site keep the good work up.
I was on the VC10 (noted on this website in the incidents section) that flew from London to Beirut flight MEA 202 on Saturday 28 Dec 1968 and that after landing was sadly blown up by the Israelis. It had Middle East Airlines livery but was owned by and leased from Ghana Airways from what I remember. Is there anyone on this board who was also on that flight or has input on this incident?
Don,t know what got me thinking about Uncle Basil (Peyton) last night but wanted to find out what really happened on the VC10 approaching Lagos. Thank you. I know Mum and Dad will want to know too as there was so much speculation at the time.
Great site, brings back memories. I flew in VC10's numerous times in the 60's and early 70's between London and the Middle East. Last time was from Cairo to London in 1978 (I think). I was a little surprised to see an RAF VC10 in Calgary a few years ago. One time I was a passenger in a DH104 Dove following a VC10 on approach into Dubai. We circled somewhere over the final approach and had a grandstand view as the VC10 passed underneath us and landed.
My first two trips to the UK back in 1971 and 1972 were on VC-10's, and after 53 more crossings on 707's, 747's,DC-10's, L-1011's, 767's, A330's, and A340's, no trips are as memorable as those in these superb British aircraft. If you've never flown in a VC-10, you just can't understand!