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C/n 806 - G-ARVC - ZA144
C/n 807 - G-ARVE
C/n 808 - G-ARVF
C/n 809 - G-ARVG - ZA141
C/n 810 - G-ARVH
C/n 811 - G-ARVI - ZA142
C/n 812 - G-ARVJ - ZD493
C/n 813 - G-ARVK - ZA143
C/n 814 - G-ARVL - ZA140
C/n 815 - G-ARVM
C/n 819 - G-ASIW - 7Q-YKH
C/n 820 - G-ASIX - A4O-AB
C/n 823 - 9G-ABO
C/n 824 - 9G-ABP
C/n 825 - G-ATDJ - XX914
C/n 826 - XR806
C/n 827 - XR807
C/n 828 - XR808
C/n 829 - XR809
C/n 830 - XR810
C/n 831 - XV101
C/n 832 - XV102
C/n 833 - XV103
C/n 834 - XV104
C/n 835 - XV105
C/n 836 - XV106
C/n 837 - XV107
C/n 838 - XV108
C/n 839 - XV109
C/n 851 - G-ASGA - ZD230
C/n 852 - G-ASGB
C/n 853 - G-ASGC
C/n 854 - G-ASGD
C/n 855 - G-ASGE
C/n 856 - G-ASGF
C/n 857 - G-ASGG - ZD235
C/n 858 - G-ASGH
C/n 859 - G-ASGI
C/n 860 - G-ASGJ
C/n 861 - G-ASGK
C/n 862 - G-ASGL - ZD240
C/n 863 - G-ASGM - ZD241
C/n 864 - G-ASGN
C/n 865 - G-ASGO
C/n 866 - G-ASGP - ZD242
C/n 867 - G-ASGR
C/n 881 - 5X-UVA
C/n 882 - 5H-MMT - ZA147
C/n 883 - 5Y-ADA - ZA148
C/n 884 - 5X-UVJ - ZA149
C/n 885 - 5H-MOG - ZA150

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C/n 859 - G-ASGI

Timeline

Date  
28 January 1966 First flight.
12 February 1966 Delivery to BOAC as G-ASGI.
12 July 1968 Operated Rome to London captained by Harry Nicholls.
11 May 1969 Took part in Daily Mail Transatlantic Air Race, flying as 'Speedbird 2145' on the New York to London leg, for a private charter.
1 April 1974 Ownership transferred to British Airways.
11 April 1980 Ferried to Prestwick for storage.
3 April 1981 Sold to the RAF, ZD237 allocated.
5 May 1981 Ferried from Prestwick to Abingdon, crewed by Bill Outram, Tony Luscombe and K. Brotherhood. Hours flown at time of retirement: 52452 hrs.
27 May 1981 Registration G-ASGI cancelled, 'To RAF'.
March 1987 Scrapped at Abingdon.

Photos


Photo BOAC/British Airways PLC

Photo BOAC/British Airways PLC

Photo copyright BAE Systems / Brooklands Museum archives

Photo copyright BAE Systems / Brooklands Museum archives

1. A wonderful BOAC promotion photo showing G-ASGI over a cloudbase.
2. During a training session at Shannon airport in Ireland, a helicopter was used to film and photograph G-ASGI for promotional material.
3. This take off photo is from that session.
4. The high viewpoint provided a nice view of the enthusiastic climb rate of the Super VC10.


Photo collection J. Hieminga
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Photo J. Lister
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Photo J. Lister

Photo collection J. Hieminga

1. G-ASGI cruising over the ocean.
2. Jerry Lister and his family traveled back from India with BOAC in 1968. On the last leg, from Rome to London, they flew on G-ASGI.
3. This photo was taken at Rome before departure.
4. G-ASGI is in good company at Manchester airport on 29 April 1970: a BEA Trident taking off, a Monarch Britannia and a Laker Airways 1-11.


Photo collection J. Hieminga via R. Thurston

Photo collection J. Hieminga via R. Thurston

Photo collection J. Hieminga

Photo collection J. Hieminga via C. Knott

1. I don't know where this photo was taken, but there is a development Concorde in the background (either G-BSST or G-AXDN).
2. G-ASGI taxiing at Manchester's Ringway airport.
3. Now in British Airways colours, in April 1977 G-ASGI shares the apron with a Nigeria Airways 707 and an early 747 from Air France.
4. G-ASGI also ended up at Abingdon and supplied spare parts that kept the RAF fleet flying.

Colourschemes

BOAC Second version of BOAC 'Golden Speedbird' scheme, golden edge on cheatline removed and cheatline now arcs smoothly down towards the nose without the step of the previous scheme. Initially carried 'BOAC-Cunard' titles.
BOAC/BA As above but with British Airways titles on the forward fuselage.
BA First British Airways ('Negus') scheme, white over dark blue fuselage with grey wings. Top of fin and stabilizer in red with Union Jack section. British Airways titles and small Speedbird on front fuselage.

 

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