BUA VC10 to Africa - September 1964
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Following on from Part 1, more information has come to light and been sent in so it can be shared here. Initally a query was raised over the Rolls Royce used for the promotional tour, and that saw some more useful information on BUA's flight schedule came in too.
My thanks to Gill Mason for sharing the Flight Logs of her late husband, Flight Engineer Ivan Mason. Ivan also received a letter from BUA Managing Director, Fred Laker, and I am pleased to be able to share that too.
Here we have VC10 G-ASIW at Entebbe with the Rolls Royce nosing though the cargo door
Flight details as recorded by Ivan Mason - Flight Engineer onboard with G-ASIW, a busy schedule of promotional flights
We think this earlier Rolls-Royce was used to test the loading / unloading rig (Made by Aviation Traders) in the hangar before the promotional flight.
Ivan's letter from Fred Laker thanking him for his work on the route proving trip