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Viscount c/n 36

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Below are the 74 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 36 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.

1

Air France
F-BGNS
June 1954

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 4 June 1954 during the test flight phase.

Photo source - Peter Foote via Chris Michell

2

Air France
F-BGNS
June 1955

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1955 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building with a BEA Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador (Elizabethan) and Swissair Douglas DC-3 in the background.

It still has the original 'Cutlass' type propeller blades which were gradually replaced by the 'Needle' type.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

3

Air France
F-BGNS
September 1955

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at Morin-Védrines Airfield, Montauban, France circa September 1955.

Note that the No.3 propeller is now the later 'needle' style.

The original 'Cutlass' style propellers were gradually replaced, as they became unserviceable.

Air France used this airfield for a lot of Viscount maintenance.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

4

Air France
F-BGNS
March 1959

Delivered new to Air France. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 7 March 1959 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Note the enlarged main titles.

Photo source - Robin A Walker

5

Starways Ltd
F-BGNS
February 1961

Purchased from Air France. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in late February 1961.

It still carries the French registration which was used to deliver it to Liverpool.

Photo source - Liverpool Echo

6

Starways Ltd
G-ARIR
March 1961

Purchased from Air France. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 27 March 1961.

It had recently been placed on the UK civil register.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Starways Ltd
G-ARIR
June 1961

Purchased from Air France. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1961.

Photo Ref V626

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

8

Starways Ltd
G-ARIR
April 1962

Purchased from Air France. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa April 1962.

In the background is a British European Airways (BEA) V.701 series Viscount.

Photo source - Kenneth Roberts collection

9

Starways Ltd
G-ARIR
June 1962

Purchased from Air France. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1962.

Photo source - Brian Robbins

10

Starways Ltd
G-ARIR
June 1963

Purchased from Air France. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa June 1963.

Photo source - Ian Southward collection

11

Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BLHI
June 1964

Purchased from Starways Ltd. Taken at an unknown UK location in June 1964.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

12

Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BLHI
August 1972

Purchased from Starways Ltd. Taken at Orly Airport, Paris, France 23 August 1972.

Photo source - Andy Pope

13

Alidair
F-BLHI
June 1975

Purchased from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in June 1975 awaiting an overhaul, repaint and a new registration.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Alidair
F-BLHI
June 1975

Purchased from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 6 June 1975 awaiting an overhaul, repaint and a new registration.

Photo source - Carl Ford

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Alidair
F-BLHI
June 1975

Purchased from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 6 June 1975 awaiting an overhaul, repaint and a new registration.

Photo source - Carl Ford

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Alidair
F-BLHI
June 1975

Purchased from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in June 1975 awaiting an overhaul, repaint and a new registration.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

17

Alidair
G-ARIR
December 1975

Purchased from Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and now re-registered from F-BLHI. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in early December 1975 awaiting delivery on lease to Dan-Air.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Dan-Air London
G-ARIR
January 1976

Leased from Alidair. Taken at Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England 18 January 1976.

Photo source - Andy Pope

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Dan-Air London
G-ARIR
May 1976

Leased from Alidair. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 12 May 1976.

The late afternoon sun creates a wonderfully warm glow to the image.

Photo source - Lewis Grant

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Dan-Air London
G-ARIR
May 1976

Leased from Alidair. Taken landing at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 12 May 1976.

Photo source - David Jones

21

Dan-Air London
G-ARIR
May 1976

Leased from Alidair. Taken landing at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 12 May 1976.

Photo source - Don Gilham

22

Dan-Air London
G-ARIR
June 1976

Leased from Alidair. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands circa June 1976.

Photo Ref V1098.

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

23

Dan-Air London
G-ARIR
November 1976

Leased from Alidair. Taken departing from East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa November 1976.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Dan-Air London
G-ARIR
March 1977

Leased from Alidair. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 16 March 1977.

Photo source - Steve Williams

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Dan-Air London
G-ARIR
June 1977

Leased from Alidair. Taken at an unknown location 7 June 1977.

Photo source - Jon Proctor (jonproctor.net)

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Dan-Air London
G-ARIR
June 1977

Leased from Alidair. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in June 1977.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

27

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-ARIR
July 1977

Sub-leased from Dan-Air London, leased from Alidair. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in July 1977.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

28

Alidair
G-ARIR
August 1977

Returned from Dan-Air London lease. Taken outside the Alidair maintenance hangar at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in August 1977 in the basic Dan-Air London livery.

Photo source - Eduard Marmet

29

Alidair
G-ARIR
August 1977

Returned from Dan-Air London lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in August 1977 in the basic Dan-Air London livery with Alidair titles.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Alidair
G-ARIR
August 1977

Returned from Dan-Air London lease. Taken at an unknown location in August 1977 back in service with Alidair in the basic Dan-Air London livery with Alidair titles.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

31

Alidair
G-ARIR
September 1977

Returned from Dan-Air London lease. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands circa September 1977 in the basic Dan-Air London livery with Alidair titles.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

32

Dan-Air London
G-ARIR
May 1978

Leased again from Alidair. Taken departing from Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England in May 1978.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Dan-Air London
G-ARIR
July 1978

Leased again from Alidair. Taken at Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England in July 1978.

Photo source - David Oates

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Dan-Air London
G-ARIR
August 1978

Leased again from Alidair. Taken at Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England 10 August 1978 looking in a sorry state after the nose undercarriage leg collapsed on landing.

Note the curled Dowty propellers which would have caused shockload damage to the Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Clearly there was a small friction fire, as the fire brigade has laid foam around the nose.

The passengers would have disembarked through the forward door, which must have been interesting for those seated near the rear of the aircraft!

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Dan-Air London
G-ARIR
August 1978

Leased again from Alidair. Taken at Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England 10 August 1978 looking in a sorry state after the nose undercarriage leg collapsed on landing.

Note the curled Dowty propellers which would have caused shockload damage to the Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Clearly there was a small friction fire, as the fire brigade has laid foam around the nose.

The passengers would have disembarked through the forward door, which must have been interesting for those seated near the rear of the aircraft!

Photo source - John Harrod

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Dan-Air London
G-ARIR
August 1978

Leased again from Alidair. Taken at Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England 10 August 1978 looking in a sorry state after the nose undercarriage leg collapsed on landing.

Note the curled Dowty propellers which would have caused shockload damage to the Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Clearly there was a small friction fire, as the fire brigade has laid foam around the nose.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

37

Dan-Air London
G-ARIR
August 1978

Leased again from Alidair. Taken at Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England 10 August 1978 looking in a sorry state after the nose undercarriage leg collapsed on landing.

Note the luggage unloaded onto the runway with firemen lending a helping hand.

Photo source - John Harrod

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Dan-Air London
G-ARIR
August 1978

Leased again from Alidair. Taken at Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England 11 August 1978 looking in a sorry state after the nose undercarriage leg collapsed on landing the day before.

It was repaired locally including replacement Dart engines and Dowty propellers and returned to service 17 September 1978.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

39

Alidair
G-ARIR
May 1979

Returned from Dan-Air London lease. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in May 1979 back in service with Alidair.

Note that the Dan-Air logo has been removed from the tail and the rear door has been replaced with one in Alidair livery.

Soon after, it was fully repainted in 'Alidair Scotland' livery.

Note the three 'Archimedes screw' in the background, which were used to lift water.

Photo source - Robert Pittuck

40

Alidair
G-ARIR
July 1979

Returned from Dan-Air London lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in July 1979, now fully repainted with 'Alidair Scotland' titles

Photo source - Bruno Geiger collection

41

Alidair
G-ARIR
August 1979

Returned from Dan-Air London lease. Taken at Elmdon Airport, Birmingham, England 27 August 1979.

Photo source - Ian Thompson

42

Guernsey Airlines
G-ARIR
November 1979

Leased from Alidair named 'Sarnia II'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in November 1979 in Alidair livery with 'Guernsey Airlines' titles.

Note the three 'Archimedes screw' in the background, which were used to lift water.

Photo source - Robert Pittuck

43

Guernsey Airlines
G-ARIR
November 1979

Leased from Alidair named 'Sarnia II'. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland in November 1979 in Alidair livery with 'Guernsey Airlines' titles.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

44

Alidair
G-ARIR
February 1980

Returned from Guernsey Airlines lease. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 11 February 1980 still carrying 'Guersey Airlines' titles.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

45

Alidair
G-ARIR
February 1980

Returned from Guernsey Airlines lease. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in late February 1980 now with 'Alidair Scotland' titles.

Photo source - Steve Barnes

46

Alidair
G-ARIR
June 1980

Returned from Guernsey Airlines lease. Taken departing from Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1980.

Note that the nose undercarriage leg is well in advance of the main undercarriage in the retraction process.

Photo source - Mike Kell

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Alidair
G-ARIR
July 1980

Returned from Guernsey Airlines lease. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in July 1980.

Photo source - Ian Robertson

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Alidair
G-ARIR
August 1980

Returned from Guernsey Airlines lease. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland in August 1980.

Note British Airways Cargo Boeing 747-236F G-KILO in the background with the hinged nose section open.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

49

Alidair
G-ARIR
October 1980

Returned from Guernsey Airlines lease. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland circa October 1980.

Photo source - Fred Magill

50

Inter City Airlines
G-ARIR
June 1981

Transferred from Alidair due to a corporate name change. Taken landing at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland circa June 1981 still carrying Alidair Scotland titles.

Photo source - Mark Piacentini

51

Inter City Airlines
G-ARIR
June 1981

Transferred from Alidair due to a corporate name change. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 20 June 1981 still carrying Alidair Scotland titles.

Photo source - Shaun Connor

52

Inter City Airlines
G-ARIR
April 1982

Transferred from Alidair due to a corporate name change. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 22 April 1982 now with its own titles and tail logo.

Photo source - Trevor Davies

53

Inter City Airlines
G-ARIR
June 1982

Transferred from Alidair due to a corporate name change. Taken departing from an unknown location circa June 1982.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

54

Inter City Airlines
G-ARIR
June 1982

Transferred from Alidair due to a corporate name change. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 17 June 1982.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

55

Inter City Airlines
G-ARIR
September 1982

Transferred from Alidair due to a corporate name change. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England in September 1982 with Redcoat Cargo Airlines Canadair CL-44D4-2 G-BRED in the background.

Photo source - Peter White

56

Inter City Airlines
G-ARIR
November 1982

Transferred from Alidair due to a corporate name change. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany 14 November 1982.

Photo source - Karl-Heinz Morawietz

57

Inter City Airlines
G-ARIR
May 1983

Transferred from Alidair due to a corporate name change. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 1 May 1983.

Photo source - Ron Mak collection

58

Inter City Airlines
G-ARIR
August 1983

Transferred from Alidair due to a corporate name change. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland circa August 1983.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

59

Inter City Airlines
G-ARIR
September 1983

Transferred from Alidair due to a corporate name change. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 13 September 1983.

Photo source - Derek Ferguson

60

Janus Airways
G-ARIR
March 1984

Purchased from Inter City Airlines by Hards Travel. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland in March 1984 prior to the ferry flight to Exeter Airport, Devon, England for a livery change by West Country Aircraft Servicing Ltd.

Photo source - Clive Murley

61

Janus Airways
G-ARIR
April 1984

Purchased from Inter City Airlines by Hards Travel. Taken at Exeter Airport, Devon, England in April 1984 inside the West Country Aircraft Servicing Ltd hangar after Janus Airways titles and tail logo have been applied to the Inter City Airlines livery.

The aircraft in front is sister Viscount G-ARGR (C/N 14) which had the same livery change.

Photo source - Clive Murley

62

Janus Airways
G-ARIR
May 1984

Purchased from Inter City Airlines by Hards Travel. Taken landing at Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England in May 1984 with Janus Airways titles and tail logo applied to the Inter City Airlines livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

63

Janus Airways
G-ARIR
May 1984

Purchased from Inter City Airlines by Hards Travel. Taken arriving at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England in May 1984 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Photo source - Mark Bursa

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Janus Airways
G-ARIR
July 1984

Purchased from Inter City Airlines by Hards Travel. Taken at Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England in July 1984.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Janus Airways
G-ARIR
September 1984

Purchased from Inter City Airlines by Hards Travel. Taken at Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England 1 September 1984.

Photo source - Bill Hough

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MMM Aero Services (3MAS)
9Q-CAH
December 1984

Purchased from Janus Airways. Taken at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium in December 1984 soon after its arrival from the UK.

It never flew again due to operational difficulties.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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MMM Aero Services (3MAS)
9Q-CAH
May 1985

Purchased from Janus Airways. Taken stored at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium in May 1985.

It never flew again due to operational difficulties.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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MMM Aero Services (3MAS)
9Q-CAH
May 1985

Purchased from Janus Airways. Taken stored at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium in May 1985.

It never flew again due to operational difficulties.

Photo source - David Hamilton collection

69

MMM Aero Services (3MAS)
9Q-CAH
June 1985

Purchased from Janus Airways. Taken stored at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium circa June 1985.

It never flew again due to operational difficulties.

Photo source - Noud Ackermans

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MMM Aero Services (3MAS)
9Q-CAH
August 1985

Purchased from Janus Airways. Taken stored at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium in August 1985.

It never flew again due to operational difficulties.

Photo source - Paul Filmer

71

MMM Aero Services (3MAS)
9Q-CAH
July 1986

Purchased from Janus Airways. Taken stored at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium 19 July 1986.

It never flew again due to operational difficulties.

Photo source - Chris England

72

MMM Aero Services (3MAS)
9Q-CAH
August 1986

Purchased from Janus Airways. Taken stored at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium in August 1986.

It never flew again due to operational difficulties.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

73

MMM Aero Services (3MAS)
9Q-CAH
April 1987

Purchased from Janus Airways. Taken stored at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium in April 1987.

It never flew again due to operational difficulties.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

74

MMM Aero Services (3MAS)
9Q-CAH
April 1987

Purchased from Janus Airways. Taken stored at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium in April 1987.

It never flew again due to operational difficulties.

Photo source - Guido Allieri

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