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Viscount c/n 34

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Below are the 30 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 34 together with either the actual date that the photo was taken or an estimate of that date based on clues such as the livery worn or other background information.

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AGI
May 1954

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Lorcan O'Tuathail' (St Lawrence O'Toole). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1954.

Photo source - Brian R Baker

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AGI
June 1956

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Lorcan O'Tuathail' (St Lawrence O'Toole). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1956 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Photo source - Dalman

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AGI
January 1957

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Lorcan O'Tuathail' (St Lawrence O'Toole). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in January 1957 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AGI
September 1958

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Lorcan O'Tuathail' (St Lawrence O'Toole). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in September 1958 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

The BEA Traffic Manager is standing beside his Ford Anglia estate observing the passenger steps being pulled into position with an engineer at the top of the steps to make sure the aircraft's rear cabin door isn't hit.

Note the Karrier Bantam Dunlop technical support vehicle and the flatbed baggage truck, and also the ground stewardess who is walking out to guide the passengers to the Queen's building.

As you can see, the ramp speed limit for vehicles was 10 MPH.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AGI
June 1959

Delivered new to Aer Lingus named 'St Lorcan O'Tuathail' (St Lawrence O'Toole). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1959 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Tradair Ltd
G-APZC
February 1960

Purchased from Aer Lingus. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in February 1960.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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Tradair Ltd
G-APZC
April 1960

Purchased from Aer Lingus. Taken landing at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in April 1960.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Tradair Ltd
G-APZC
July 1960

Returned from Kuwait Airways lease. Taken landing at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in July 1960.

Photo source - Louis Dightmaker collection

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Tradair Ltd
G-APZC
July 1960

Returned from Kuwait Airways lease. Taken landing at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in July 1960.

Photo source - Louis Dightmaker collection

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Tradair Ltd
G-APZC
July 1960

Returned from Kuwait Airways lease. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in July 1960 with the very distinctive terminal building in the background.

Photo source - Louis Dightmaker collection

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Tradair Ltd
G-APZC
June 1961

Returned from Kuwait Airways lease. Taken landing at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in June 1961 while operating a German regional service for BEA.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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Tradair Ltd
G-APZC
May 1962

Returned from Kuwait Airways lease. Taken at an unknown location circa May 1962.

Photo Ref V1156

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APZC
August 1962

Leased from Tradair. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in August 1962 while operating a German regional service.

In the background is a Starways Douglas DC-4, a USAF Douglas C-124 Globemaster II and a USAF Lockheed C-130 Hercules.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

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Channel Airways
G-APZC
March 1963

Transferred from Tradair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa March 1963.

A fine study of the accessibility of the Rolls-Royce Dart engine with the petal cowlings.

The identity of this aircraft isn't known but it has been allocated here as it is the first Viscount for Channel and they commisioned the photo from K Woolcott.

Photo source - Chris Smith

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Channel Airways
G-APZC
May 1963

Transferred from Tradair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in May 1963.

Photo source - Julian Bourn collection

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Channel Airways
G-APZC
May 1963

Transferred from Tradair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in May 1963.

Photo source - Nick Beattie collection

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Channel Airways
G-APZC
June 1963

Transferred from Tradair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in June 1963.

Photo source - Günter Grondstein

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Channel Airways
G-APZC
March 1964

Transferred from Tradair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 2 March 1964 in the maintenance area.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Channel Airways
G-APZC
June 1964

Transferred from Tradair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1964.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Channel Airways
G-APZC
July 1964

Transferred from Tradair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken arriving at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in July 1964 with the inboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Photo source - Jim Newton

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Channel Airways
G-APZC
November 1964

Transferred from Tradair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at an unknown location circa November 1964.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-APZC
May 1965

Transferred from Tradair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa May 1965 in a basic white livery with titles.

The aircraft behind is a Bristol 170 Freighter.

Does anyone know why it was painted white?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

23

Channel Airways
G-APZC
May 1965

Transferred from Tradair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands in May 1965 in a basic white livery with titles.

Does anyone know why it was painted white?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Nico Terlouw

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Channel Airways
G-APZC
May 1966

Transferred from Tradair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands in May 1966 now in full livery.

In the background there is a Dan-Air Airspeed Ambassador and a British Midland Airways (BMA) Canadair Argonaut.

Photo source - Nico Terlouw

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Channel Airways
G-APZC
June 1966

Transferred from Tradair Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium circa June 1966 with ground support provided by Herfurth Air Services who later became Belgavia.

A period postcard published by Van Miegham Ref 0/133.

Photo source - Claus Hudetz collection

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-APZC
August 1966

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in August 1966 with a BUA Viscount and a BEA Vanguard in the background.

BKS only leased it for two months but it was painted in full livery so perhaps it was meant to be longer.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

27

BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-APZC
August 1966

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken departing from Heathrow Airport, London, England in August 1966.

BKS only leased it for two months but it was painted in full livery so perhaps it was meant to be longer.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

28

Channel Airways
G-APZC
August 1967

Returned from BKS Air Transport Ltd lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa August 1967 whilst undergoing maintenance.

Note the re-styled white livery at the front of the aircraft, similar to the former BKS livery.

Photo source - Kevin Haigh

29

Channel Airways
G-APZC
March 1968

Returned from BKS Air Transport Ltd lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa March 1968 with a BMA Viscount in the background.

The nose livery has now changed back to the standard style.

Photo source - John Wright via Mark Wright

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Channel Airways
G-APZC
March 1968

Returned from BKS Air Transport Ltd lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa March 1968 taxiing out on a service to Paris.

Photo source - John Wright via Mark Wright

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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