I loved seeing the BKS and Northeast Tridents, both airlines being effectively based at LBA, although the Tridents never came here due to our rather short runway in those days. It is quite sad really to see all those airlines that have come and gone, and that list is only scratching the surface. There have been hundreds of airlines over the years that have disappeared, and just the list that have operated to Leeds and disappeared since, would be very long.
The VC10 was a fantastic aircraft and it was such as shame it was eclipsed in popularity by the 707, although that itself was also a fantastic aircraft. I find it hard to believe even now that the 707 first flew in July 1954, so it is the same age as me - in fact a few days older! I seem to recall that very few airlines ever bought the VC10 - BOAC, East African Airlines, and British Caledonian were the three that spring to mind, plus the RAF of course although I suspect most of theirs are ex BOAC/British Airways.
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