Some time ago I left a guestbook entry that my father Tony Frish was the captain of G-ASGL in 12/74 when it had the famous fuel starvation total power failure and was saved by use of the ELRAT. My dad passed away peacefully on 8/5/10 (the 65th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) day from WW2). He flew Lancs in the war and joined BOAC in 1946, retiring from the VC10 in June '75. At his memorial service, I could think of no more fitting tribute for his final departure than the recording I made from the jump seat of G-ASGO on 21/12/72 as he flew it out of JFK. It worked well as a tribute to an amazing man and career. We also had my 7 foot long travel agent model of a Super there in the church! If any of you folks had anything to do with my father and can feedback on it, I'd be delighted to hear from you. The VC10 is the most magnificent aircraft. Best regards to you all, Andy Frish
Just returned from a wonderful 10 Sqn reunion at BZN. It was good to see so many old friends and talk over those happy days on this beautiful aircraft. Wish I was 21 again!!!! I was a Loadmaster on 10 Sqn from 1966 to 1971
really interesting site.I still work on vcx.I repair and overhaul the power flight control units. good old vcx has paid for my house and all i own. A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to fly in one from R.A.F.Brize norton we refueled a eurofighter over scotland I have some brilliant photo's and memories of the day
I was involved with the C Mk 1's from 1966 when they entered service with the RAF until 1990's when the last one was converted to a C Mk 1 (K) at Hurn. Beautiful aircraft to fly in and work with. Miss the old girl.