Remarks: This is the only surviving example of the 44 Vickers Vanguard airliners produced. The Vanguard was conceived as a replacement for the Viscount for BEA and TCA (now Air Canada), who were looking for an aircraft capable of carrying over 100 passengers. For more information visit; http://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/index.php?/explore/vickers-merchantman-vanguard-1969/
Remarks: When I decided to visit Brooklands on 13th June, during a weekend in London, I had no idea that I would have the great good fortune for this to coincide with one of the rare engine run ups on the aircraft. Here you see the two engines they ran, at work. Thrilling!