I well remember seeing VC-10's flying out of Nairobi, Kenya as a young lad. Too bad I did not have a camera then. When my family emigrated to canada, we flew out on the then BOAC VC-10 that is now preserved in Germany.
I too was a member of the BOAC Junior Jet Club. Although I used my log book for all flights (not just BOAC or BA), my first two entries were VC-10's Reg # G-ARVG and G-ASGC. The first flight was from Dhahran to Rome in 1971 and the second was from London to Dhahran in 1975. My parents were working in Saudi Arabia for the oil company at the time. The most amazing thing is that I have been surfing the internet looking for pictures of planes that I have flown on but what a treat to find your website and to learn that G-ASGC is in fact currently on display at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford! It's amazing to see one of the most elegant airliners of all time has escaped the scrap heap and even more amazing that this particular example is a plane I've flown one. Kudos for a great website! ;-) Keep on flyin! Kevin
On the 29th. June 1962 I should have been at my lectures at Brooklands Tec but instead I spent hours sitting on the famous embankment of the old race track waiting for G-ARTA to make her maiden flight.
Although it was June it was cold with depressing drizzle but it was worth the wait.
She flew so effortlessly. Her shape that was so unlike any other just semed to belong in the sky.