Remarks: If you use your imagination to ignore all of the airshow clutter, you can imagine what it would have been like to board one of these huge propliners in the 1970's at the beginning of your package holiday in Spain.
Remarks: At time of uploading the "whispering giant" is still on display at Duxford but this 23 year old photograph shows some interesting contemporary companions: Dan-Air Comet 4, Air UK Herald and pre-production Concorde.
Remarks: It's difficult to imagine this aircraft once full of holiday makers, in her final role flying mostly 'package holiday' routes for Monarch. She was delivered to BOAC in 1959 and flew the very first Westward 'Round-the-World' service flying via New York San Francisco, Honolulu and Wake Island to Tokyo, from where a Comet 4 took over to complete the service.
Remarks: An impressive 35,497 hours have been flown from this very cockpit before AOVT was retired to Duxford in 1975. She was delivered to BOAC in 1959 and flew the very first Westward 'Round-the-World' service flying via New York San Francisco, Honolulu and Wake Island to Tokyo, from where a Comet 4 took over to complete the service. She served for a while with British Eagle before her final passenger role for Monarch, mainly carrying out 'package holiday' flights around Europe. It's a big cockpit, and you should be able to make out the engineer's and navigators separate positions toward the rear right-side of the cockpit.
Remarks: Dedicated to my friend Pepe Parejo, who in April of 1967, made is flight engineer training, in this airplane G-AOVT, that then it belonged to the Britihs Eagle company, with the AJAX name.
The course for the Spanish crews, that was made in the Teesside Aerodrome, and was motivated by the Air Spain purchase, of several Britannias to the English company.