• Short Summary

    BRITISH OVERSEAS AIRWAYS CORPORATION'S GIANT NEW REAR-ENGINED JETLINER BEGAN HER OPERATIONS IN SINGAPORE ON WEDNESDAY (JANUARY 6).

  • Description

    BRITISH OVERSEAS AIRWAYS CORPORATION'S GIANT NEW REAR-ENGINED JETLINER BEGAN HER OPERATIONS IN SINGAPORE ON WEDNESDAY (JANUARY 6).

    THE VC-10 IS THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL LONG-RANGE AIRLINER AND THE FIRST AIRCRAFT DESIGNED TO USE AUTO-FLARE AND AUTOMATIC LANDING EQUIPMENT WHEN AVAILABLE. THE FOUR REAR-MOUNTED ENGINES PRODUCE A COMBINED THRUST OF OVER 37 TONS AT TAKE-OFF. AND OVER 30,000 POUNDS AT CRUISING HEIGHT.

    THERE WAS A LARGE CROWD PRESENT FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE VC-10. THEY WERE LATER TAKES AROUND FOR AN INSPECTION TOUR. THE PILOT, MR. R. SLEDGE, WAS ALSO INTERVIEWED BY LOCAL REPORTERS.

    AMONG THE LARGE NUMBER OF VIP'S WHO ARRIVED ON THE VC-10 WERE BRITISH LABOUR M.P. MR. E.A. FETCH AND HIS WIFE, AND A CONSERVATIVE M.P.,MR. A.M.N. NEAVE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAVN14GJEFHFSQ98XGVAG9B2GP
    Media URN:
    VLVAVN14GJEFHFSQ98XGVAG9B2GP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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