BAC One-Eleven G-ASJC, seen here at Gatwick in June 1973 was one of eight Series 201 ACs inherited by British Caledonian when it was formed with the merger of British United Airways and Caledonian Airways in November 1970, and with which it was named City of Glasgow. The airline also took on eight Series 501 EXs and four Series 509s at the same time.
Still with its UK registration but in its new Pacific Express colours, c/n 007 is seen here before its delivery to its new owner at Gatwick on December 10, 1981. It served the airline as N101EX until early 1984, before going on to be operated by Air Wisconsin, Florida Express, Braniff, Air Tara (as EI-BWI). it was finally broken up in early 1994.
British Caledonian was a major user of the One-Eleven on its routes to Europe and later to North Africa. This aircraft, Juliet Charlie’s sister aircraft G-ASJH (c/n 012), also joined the BCal fleet from British United, and like ’SJC, served the airline for more than a decade before being sold to American operator Pacific Express in 1982.
One-Eleven 523FJ G-AXLL City of Aberdeen joined the BCal fleet in late 1983, and is seen here in June 1987 in the slightly revised colour scheme that ’SJC would have been wearing during its “hairy moment” at Gatwick in March 1981. The scheme was essentially the same, but with a different style of legend lettering on the fuselage.
BAC One-Eleven G-ASJC, seen here at Gatwick in May 1972 was one of eight Series 201 ACs inherited by British Caledonian when it was formed with the merger of British United Airways and Caledonian Airways in November 1970, and with which it was named City of Glasgow.
The One-Eleven’s nosewheel was steered by means of a tiller located in a panel to the left of the pilot’s seat, as seen here; it was replicated to the right of the copilot’s seat.
The instrumentation on the One-Eleven’s flightdeck was conventional, with throttle and trimming controls incorporated into a central pedestal. This is the cockpit of Series 400 G-ASYD at Brooklands.