BOAC Super VC-10 maiden flight from Brooklands’ short runway

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  • AMcWhirter
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    Almost impossible to believe today but Vickers once had a factory close to London at Weybridge.

    That was where the VC-10 was maufactured.

    I know that some of you are fans of this great aircraft. I was lucky enough to make four flights in the VC-10, both standard and super variants, with BOAC and Gulf Air.

    VC-10 was designed for ‘hot and high’ airfields and suited BOAC’s African network.

    This video shows the maiden flight of the Super VC-10 from Brooklands (Weybridge).

    I realise this flight was almost empty but Brooklands’ runway was just 3,750 feet in length.

    By comparison LCY’s runway, which is considered short, is 4,948 feet in length.

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    STORMIN'
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    Has the video been removed?


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    I have just this minute checked.

    The video embedded in the above tweet (the one which I have posted) is still active.


    STORMIN'
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    Got it thanks!

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