National Geographic : 1967 Apr
Itstarted a quiet revolution. Once upon a time, flying a transatlantic jet was a rather noisy experience. Then about three years ago, BOAC introduced a jet with Rolls-Royce engines back by the tail instead of on the wings. It left all the usual cabin noises behind. So the people in side could hear themselves think. The name of this jet is the VC 10. Peace and quiet aren't the only things it has to offer. Its rear-mounted engines also leave the wings clean and unclut tered for greater lift. So it gets off the ground and up into the blue 25% quicker than an ordinary jet. And lands 20 mph slower. It has the roomiest, most comfortable Economy Class seat ever designed. Ithasanew kindofaircon ditioning system that keeps you from ever feeling stuffy, on the ground or in the air. In short, it's the most ad vanced commercial jet in the sky. And it doesn't cost a penny more to fly than an ordinary jet. If you're headed for Britain, have your Travel Agent book you onaBOACVC10inNewYork or Boston or Detroit or Chicago. And join the quiet revolution. 7 BOAC TAKES GOOD CARE OF YOU The VC 10 also flies from New York to Manchester, Glasgow, Bermuda, Nassau, Freeport, Jamaica and Lima; from Chicago to Montreal; from London to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Orient. For more details, contact British Overseas Airways Corporation, which has offices in principal cities.