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Viscount c/n 54

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Below are the 28 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 54 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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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGQ
February 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '609'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft in front is CF-TGP (C/N 53) and the one behind is CF-TGR (C/N 55).

Vickers Photo Ref MP2164X3 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGQ
April 1955

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '609'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind are CF-TGR (C/N 55) and CF-TGS (C/N 56).

Vickers Photo Ref MP2436 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-TGQ
September 1963

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '609'. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada circa September 1963.

Photo Ref FRP043

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

4

Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BMCF
June 1969

Purchased from William C Wold Associates. Taken at Orly Airport, Paris, France circa June 1969 with an Air Inter Sud SE210 Caravelle in the background.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)
F-BMCF
June 1971

Purchased from William C Wold Associates. Taken at an unknown location in June 1971.

Photo Ref V262

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
July 1975

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France in July 1975.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
March 1976

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France in March 1976 with the engines being run up, which was becoming a rare event.

Photo source - IAAG

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
June 1977

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Merville-Calonne Airfield, near Lille, France circa June 1977.

Photo source - egalpeyo

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
June 1978

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France circa June 1978.

Note the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 hanging on the gantry.

Does anyone know the actual date it went inside and when it went outside again?

Beside the Viscount is a Beechcraft 65 Queen Air and the tail of ex French Air Force CEV Nord 1101 Noralpha No.77 is also visible.

Photo source - egalpeyo

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
July 1983

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France 29 July 1983.

Photo source - Ray Barber

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
June 1987

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France in June 1987.

Note that the No.4 propeller is almost in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Rich Tregear

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
June 1989

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France in June 1989 with the rudder now removed.

Note that the No.4 propeller is almost in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
September 1993

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France 6 September 1993 with the rudder still removed.

Note that the No.4 propeller is almost in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Ray Barber

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
May 2004

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France 25 May 2004.

Photo source - Steve Barnes

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
September 2005

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France 23 September 2005.

Note that the No.4 propeller is almost in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - John Maloney

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
June 2006

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France in June 2006 being water blasted by an engineering student prior to a much needed repaint.

Photo source - IAAG

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
May 2007

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France 3 May 2007 being washed by engineering students prior to a repaint.

Photo source - IAAG

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
June 2007

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France 30 June 2007 and looking very smart after a repaint.

Photo source - Andrew Bates

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
June 2007

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France 30 June 2007 and looking very smart.

Photo source - Andrew Bates

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
June 2007

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France 30 June 2007 and looking very smart.

One of the Technical School buildings can be seen in the background.

The No.4 propeller is now in the 'feathered' position with the other three in the normal 'ground fine pitch' position.

Photo source - Andrew Bates

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
July 2008

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France 31 July 2008. The tyres are now flat.

One of the Technical School buildings can be seen in the background.

The No.4 propeller is in the 'feathered' position with the other three in the normal 'ground fine pitch' position.

Photo source - Iain Kay

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
May 2011

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France 4 May 2011.

The main tyres are still flat.

Photo source - Paul Looby

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
May 2011

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France 16 May 2011.

The main tyres are still flat.

Photo source - Chris Globe

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
January 2014

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France in January 2014 and looking very shabby.

The No.4 propeller is in the 'feathered' position with the other three in the normal 'ground fine pitch' position.

Photo source - Enzo Blin

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
August 2014

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France 22 August 2014 and looking very shabby.

Note that the No.4 propeller is in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Stephen Knight

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
August 2014

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France 22 August 2014 and looking very shabby.

Note that the No.4 propeller is in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Stephen Knight

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
May 2015

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France 11 May 2015 and looking very shabby.

Note that the No.4 propeller is in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Institute Aéronautique Amaury de la Grange (IAAG)
F-BMCF
June 2017

Donated by Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) and used by a Technical School for training. Taken at Calonne Airfield, near Merville, France 25 June 2017 and still looking very shabby.

Note that the No.4 propeller is in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Mark Butler

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