BAC 1-11 111 Part 1 1963-1967 DVD relates the story of the world's first popular short-haul jetliner. The BAC-111 carried 89 passengers along with 2 pilots and 3 flight attendants. Its range was about 1400 miles.
The British Aircraft Corporation BAC-111 was a British short-haul jet airliner in the 1960s and 1970s. It was designed to replace the Vickers Viscount. Actually, the BAC-1-11 was the second short-haul jetliner introduced with the first being the French Sub Aviation Caravelle. The BAC-111s later introduction allowed the use of more modern and efficient jet engines which resulted in success in the all-important US market during the late 1960s. However, during the 1970s many One-Elevens in the United States were replaced with the Douglas DC-9 and Boeing 737.
First flown in 1963, the BAC-111 overcame initial adversity when a prototype crashed due to a stall problem killing all aboard. This problem was subsequently corrected and the first 1-11 delivery took place in January 1965 to British United Airways. The BAC111 was then produced well into the 1980s and used until the 1990s when many 111s were retired due to noise restrictions.
In the United States, airline operators included Braniff, American, Florida Express, US Air and Mohawk airlines.
Using expertly restored color film from BAE Systems' archives along with authentic sound throughout, the BAC 1-11 DVD chronicles the story of the 1-11's early sales successes. In additional, BAC-1-11 construction, flight testing, route proving, first flights, sales tours are all covered in this exciting DVD.
- Construction, rollout and first flight of the prototype
- American, Braniff and Mohawk Airlines 1-11s at work in the USA
- British United's route proving and inaugural 1-11 service
- British Eagle 1-11s in service and at the Farnborough Air Show
- TACA 1-11s at work in Central America - also LANICA flight testing
- Philippines Airlines 1-11 PALjets flight testing and in service
- Aer Lingus, Channel and Laker 1-11 on delivery and in service
Run time for the BAC-111 DVD is about 60 minutes. Format is NTSC DVD