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#OnThisDay in 1962, the #Vickers VC10 took off on its maiden flight. The VC10 was similar in size and capacity to the #Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8. It was developed for #transoceanic routes as well as to operate from short runway airports. #AviationEvolutions This tweet was posted on June 29, 2018.
The #Vickers VC10 could carry over 150 passengers and was one of the fastest subsonic jetliners produced. Operated by #BOAC, the #VC10 achieved the shortest average transatlantic flight time between London and New York. #AviationEvolutions This tweet was posted on June 29, 2018.
The 747 offered #BOAC a far more comfortable, roomy, and luxurious option compared to the narrow-body Vickers VC10. It also had a capacity that was more than double that of the VC10 or the Boeing 707. Did you ever fly on a BOAC 747? #WidebodyAV #avgeek This tweet was posted on November 26, 2019.