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Viscount c/n 70

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Below are the 36 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 70 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

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
January 1955

Delivered new to the Canadian Department of Transport. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa January 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the painting phase.

The distinctive DOT livery is clearly evident.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2029 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
October 1954

Delivered new to the Canadian Department of Transport. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa January 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the painting phase.

The distinctive DOT livery is clearly evident.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2029X1 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

3

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
March 1955

Delivered new to the Canadian Department of Transport. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in March 1955 shortly before delivery.

Vickers Photo (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

4

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
April 1955

Delivered new to the Canadian Department of Transport. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in April 1955 inside the DoT hangar.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

5

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-GXK
May 1955

Leased from the Canadian Department of Transport. A view of the cockpit taken circa May 1955.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

6

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-GXK
June 1955

Leased from the Canadian Department of Transport. Taken landing at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1955.

It was used as an operational aircraft to allow TCA to use one of their own aircraft for training crews.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

7

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-GXK
July 1955

Leased from the Canadian Department of Transport. Taken at an unknown location circa July 1955.

It was used as an operational aircraft to allow TCA to use one of their own aircraft for training crews.

TCA titles have been applied to the basic DOT livery.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

8

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-GXK
October 1955

Leased from the Canadian Department of Transport. Taken at an unknown location circa October 1955.

It was used as an operational aircraft to allow TCA to use one of their own aircraft for training crews.

TCA titles have been applied to the basic DOT livery.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

9

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
June 1960

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada circa June 1969.

Note the Canadian Red Ensign flag now applied to the tail.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

10

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
September 1966

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at an unknown location in September 1966.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
June 1969

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in June 1969.

The flag has now been removed from the tail.

Photo source - Richard Dumigan

12

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
May 1970

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at Dulles Airport, Washington, District of Columbia, USA 31 May 1970.

Note the Maple Leaf on the tail.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

13

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
June 1971

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in June 1971.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

14

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
May 1972

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in May 1972.

Note the Canadian flag on the tail.

Photo source - Rod Digney

15

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
September 1973

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. A late afternoon shot taken at Thunder Bay Airport, Ontario, Canada in September 1973.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo Ref CSL5647

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

16

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
August 1974

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 7 August 1974.

Photo source - Steve Williams

17

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
August 1975

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in August 1975 in a smart new red and white livery.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

18

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
June 1976

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at an unknown location in June 1976.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
February 1977

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at an unknown location in February 1977.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

20

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
September 1977

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at an unknown location in September 1977 with what appears to be the official welcoming of a VIP passenger.

Just in view is the rear corner of a large black limousine.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

21

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
June 1979

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 14 June 1979.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Rod Digney

22

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
August 1979

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken landing at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 3 August 1979.

Photo source - Rod Digney

23

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
August 1979

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken landing at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 3 August 1979.

Photo source - Rod Digney

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Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
August 1979

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 3 August 1979.

Photo source - Rod Digney

25

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
August 1979

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 3 August 1979.

Photo source - Rod Digney

26

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
November 1982

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken stored at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 2 November 1982 after its withdrawal from service.

Photo source - Rod Digney

27

Canadian Department of Transport
CF-GXK
June 1981

Returned from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) lease. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa June 1981.

Photo source - Robert St-Pierre

28

Crown Assets Disposal Corporation
CF-GXK
March 1983

Transferred from Canadian Department of Transport for disposal. Taken stored at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in March 1983 after its withdrawal from service.

Photo source - Dave Bland

29

Unknown (Foreign)
CF-GXK
June 1983

Purchased from Crown Assets Disposal Corporation. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 15 June 1983 during the spares recovery process.

The aircraft is now resting on its tail which makes removal of the elevators and rudder much easier.

Without the Dart engines installed the centre of gravity is now biased towards the rear.

Photo source - Rod Digney

30

Unknown (Foreign)
CF-GXK
June 1983

Purchased from Crown Assets Disposal Corporation. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in June 1983 at the completion of the spares recovery process.

Photo Ref RD-09.

Photo source - Rod Digney

31

Uplands Airport Authority
CF-GXK
January 1984

Remains donated by an unknown foreign owner who had robbed it of spares. Taken at Uplands Airport Airport, Ottawa, Canada 1 January 1984 with the aircraft on its belly being used by the airport fire department for training purposes.

Photo source - Dave Bland

32

Uplands Airport Authority
CF-GXK
May 1984

Remains donated by an unknown foreign owner who had robbed it of spares. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Canada in May 1984 with the aircraft on its belly being used by the airport fire department for training purposes.

Photo source - Rod Digney

33

Uplands Airport Authority
CF-GXK
October 1984

Remains donated by an unknown foreign owner who had robbed it of spares. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Canada in October 1984 being airlifted by a Canadian Armed Forces Boeing Vertol Chinook helicopter to a nearby landfill site.

No doubt this was a good training exercise for the CAF crew.

Photo source - Rod Digney

34

Uplands Airport Authority
CF-GXK
October 1984

Remains donated by an unknown foreign owner who had robbed it of spares. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Canada in October 1984 with the aircraft on its belly being moved into a simulated crash position before being used for training purposes by the airport fire department.

Photo source - Mike Hendricks

35

Uplands Airport Authority
CF-GXK
October 1984

Remains donated by an unknown foreign owner who had robbed it of spares. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Canada in October 1984 with the aircraft on its belly being moved into a simulated crash position before being used for training purposes by the airport fire department.

Photo source - Mike Hendricks

36

Uplands Airport Authority
CF-GXK
May 1987

Remains donated by an unknown foreign owner who had robbed it of spares. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Canada in May 1987.

Photo source - Rod Digney

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