One of my all time favourite aeroplanes, the Vickers VC10

One of my all time favourite aeroplanes, the Vickers VC10

British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Vickers VC10 Srs1101 G-ARVH at London Heathrow Airport,1972

British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Vickers VC10 Srs1101 G-ARVH at London Heathrow Airport,1972

The Vickers VC10 is a long-range British airliner designed and built by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd, and first flown at Brooklands, Surrey, in 1962. The airliner was designed to operate on long-distance routes with a high subsonic speed and also be capable of hot and high operations from African airports.

The Vickers VC10 is a long-range British airliner designed and built by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd, and first flown at Brooklands, Surrey, in 1962. The airliner was designed to operate on long-distance routes with a high subsonic speed and also be capable of hot and high operations from African airports.

#OTD First flight of Vickers VC10 on 29 June 1962.  #aeroausmag #history #aviation #firstflights #vickers #vc10 #airliners #avgeek

#OTD First flight of Vickers VC10 on 29 June 1962. #aeroausmag #history #aviation #firstflights #vickers #vc10 #airliners #avgeek

Vickers VC10 Srs1100 aircraft.Ready to be loaded with the $1billion dollar ransom demanded by the kidnappers & flown to their sanctuary destination of St. Columbia.

Vickers VC10 Srs1100 aircraft.Ready to be loaded with the $1billion dollar ransom demanded by the kidnappers & flown to their sanctuary destination of St. Columbia.

50th Anniversary of the Vickers VC10 was celebrated at Brooklands UK. Occasionally, VC10s visited Australia.

50th Anniversary of the Vickers VC10 was celebrated at Brooklands UK. Occasionally, VC10s visited Australia.

British United Airways ('BUA') Standard VC10 (Series 1100) G-ASIW (c/n: 819) being marshalled in to the parking stand, upon arrival.

British United Airways ('BUA') Standard VC10 (Series 1100) G-ASIW (c/n: 819) being marshalled in to the parking stand, upon arrival.

Vickers VC10 Srs1101 G-ARVM British Airways, RAF Museum Cosford, 1983. by ATom.UK, via Flickr

Vickers VC10 Srs1101 G-ARVM British Airways, RAF Museum Cosford, 1983. by ATom.UK, via Flickr

British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Vickers VC10 Srs1101 G-ARVH at London Heathrow Airport,1972

British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) Vickers VC10 Srs1101 G-ARVH at London Heathrow Airport,1972

British Airways ('BA') Vickers Standard VC10 (Series 1100) G-ARVG (c/n: 809) at London's Heathrow Airport (LHR), circa 1974. Please note that the aircraft is still wearing the BOAC Golden Speedbird livery, but with BA titles.

British Airways ('BA') Vickers Standard VC10 (Series 1100) G-ARVG (c/n: 809) at London's Heathrow Airport (LHR), circa 1974. Please note that the aircraft is still wearing the BOAC Golden Speedbird livery, but with BA titles.

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