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Established 2005
Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

Coventry Viscount Day

The Vickers Viscount Network get-together returns to Coventry

MAM - Midland Air Museum Viscount c/n 35 F-BGNR

MAM - Midland Air Museum have been restoring Viscount c/n 35 F-BGNR

Coventry Viscount Day is a celebration of the dedicated team at
MAM - Midland Air Museum who maintain Viscount c/n 35 F-BGNR


Air France Viscount c/n 35 F-BGNR
Viscount c/n 35 F-BGNR
while with its first owner
Air France in June 1955

The Vickers Viscount Network and the MAM - Midland Air Museum invite everyone with an interest in the Vickers Viscount, together with their family and friends, to 'Coventry Viscount Day', a day where this famous aircraft takes centre stage. The event will be held at the MAM - Midland Air Museum, Baginton, Coventry, Warwickshire, England CV3 4FR on Saturday 11th May 2013.

In its day the Viscount was as much of a ground breaking aircraft as Concorde was 20 years later. The Vickers Viscount Network has been created to preserve the memory of this, the most successful British Airliner ever built and the world's first gas turbine powered aircraft to carry fare paying passengers on a scheduled service.

The 'Virtual Museum' has attracted a worldwide membership of Viscount minded people who come from all walks of life. The membership includes air and ground crews, and engineers - past and present, aviation journalists, artists, photographers, collectors, model makers, enthusiasts, people who make and fly computer flight simulators, and people who just enjoyed flying on, or just watching, the Viscount.


Book your places

To book your places please send an email to the address below stating the names of all the people in your party. We will send you an email confirmation that will include your unique event ticket.

Coventry Viscount Day booking request - Coventry2013@VickersViscount.net



Itinerary

10:00 Museum opens and 'Coventry Viscount Day' visitors will be directed to the 'Robin' Hangar.
10:50 'Coventry Viscount Day' visitors will be directed to the MAM - Midland Air Museum Education Centre.
11:00 'Coventry Viscount Day' presentations begin.
11:00 - 11:05 Welcome by Vickers Viscount Network core member and events organiser Julian Bourn.
11:05 - 11:25 Barrie James - Chairman of the MAM - Midland Air Museum Board of Trustees will talk about aspects of the MAM collecting policy and how to keep a small museum fresh.
11:25 - 11:40 Julian Bourn presents the history of Viscount c/n 35 F-BGNR that started in 1954.
11:40 - 12:00 Malcolm Lambert tells the story of the reconstruction of F-BGNR by members of the MAM - Midland Air Museum.
12:00 - 12:15 Comfort break.
12:15 - 12:35 'We designed an aeroplane...and we called it the Viscount' (George Edwards) - a talk by Romer Adams of the Viscount Preservation Trust.
12:35 - 12:55 Romer Adams will show a Viscount sales film.
12:55 - 13:15 Retired Viscount Captain Ron MacDonald describes flying the Viscount with TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines and Air Canada.
13:15 - 14:00 Lunch - either at the MAM - Midland Air Museum cafe or 'Coventry Viscount Day' visitors bringing their own.
14:00 - 15:00 Guided tours of Viscount c/n 35 F-BGNR by MAM - Midland Air Museum volunteers.
15:00 - 17:00 'Coventry Viscount Day' visitors are now free to visit other MAM - Midland Air Museum exhibits.
17:00 Museum closes.


Questions: - The guys from the Vickers Viscount Network and the MAM - Midland Air Museum will be happy to take questions at any time throughout the presentations.


Event cost

'Coventry Viscount Day' is FREE to everyone attending apart from the normal MAM - Midland Air Museum admission fees and lunch. A voluntary donation to the MAM - Midland Air Museum to help with the up-keep of the Viscount will be much appreciated.

MAM - Midland Air Museum
Please see the March 2013 newsletter for more information



Join the Vickers Viscount Network

You did not have to be a member of the Vickers Viscount Network to enjoy 'Coventry Viscount Day'. Membership of the virtual museum is FREE and is open to everyone who has an interest in the Viscount.

By joining our worldwide network of people with an interest in the Viscount you will receive regular newsletters hot off the press and delivered directly to your email in-box. The newsletters contain details about the Viscount, interesting items from fellow members, and notification of the latest photos and information to be added to the museum.

Vickers Viscount Network membership details



Whatever your interest in the Viscount you were most welcome
to join us at 'Coventry Viscount Day'

Cockpit of the MAM - Midland Air Museum Viscount c/n 35 F-BGNR

MAM - Midland Air Museum have restored the cockpit of Viscount c/n 35 F-BGNR to a very high standard

History and photos of Viscount c/n 35 F-BGNR



Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

The Vickers Viscount Network is always interested to hear from anyone who has information or photographs to help complete the story of the Viscount. If you can help please contact us at
Information@VickersViscount.net.


Click here for more details about the Vickers Viscount Network

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