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Viscount c/n 98

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Below are the 103 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 98 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

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
May 1955

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in October 1955 during the fuselage assembly phase.

The three main fuselage sections are now being joined together with the cockpit and nose section still to be built on the right.

Vickers Photo Ref MP2990 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
November 1955

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in November 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The 'Be Careful' sign stuck on the fuselage warns workers that any damage to the aircraft skin could result in an explosive failure during the pressure testing phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3351 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

3

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
November 1955

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in November 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The 'Be Careful' sign stuck on the fuselage warns workers that any damage to the aircraft skin could result in an explosive failure during the pressure testing phase.

Note the vertical stabiliser and rudder in the foreground.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3352 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

4

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
November 1955

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in November 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

A view of the cabin looking towards the rear.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3353 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

5

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
November 1955

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in November 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

A view of the bare cockpit.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3354 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

6

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
April 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1956 during the flight test phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3731 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

7

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
April 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1956 during the flight test phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3732 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

8

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
April 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1956 during the flight test phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP3733 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

9

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
April 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1956.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

10

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
April 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1956.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

11

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
April 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1956.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6398E

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

12

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
April 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1956.

Note the Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) aerials hanging down under the wingtip.

Vickers Photo Ref MP49705 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

13

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
April 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1956.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

14

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
April 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in April 1956.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

15

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
April 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken at Benina Airport, near Benghazi, Libya 24 April 1956 during the delivery of the aircraft to Salisbury, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

Note the pierced steel planking (PSP) used to provide a stable ramp area.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

16

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
April 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 25 April 1956 with Captain Rod Mackie DFC MBE coming down the steps after bringing the aircraft on delivery from the UK.

At this stage this new airport did not have a terminal building, so CAA Viscount operations were conducted from a hangar facility until February 1957!

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

17

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
April 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland 25 April 1956 shortly after the aircraft arrived on delivery from the UK.

At this stage this new airport did not have a terminal building, so CAA Viscount operations were conducted from a hangar facility until February 1957!

Photo source - They Served Africa With Wings

18

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
June 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1956.

Based on the SABENA steps this is likely to be in the Belgian Congo.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

19

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
July 1956

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken at Ndola Airport, Northern Rhodesia circa July 1956.

Such a shame about the sun's reflection affecting the photograph.

Photo source - Phil Evans

20

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
March 1957

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa March 1957 after fitment of weather radar in a modified nose by Marshall's.

It has just completed engine power runs in the area in the background where there is a grass embankment to help suppress the noise level and is now taxiing out for an air-test.

Note the ground power unit and service van.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

21

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
March 1957

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa March 1957 after fitment of weather radar in a modified nose by Marshall's and is now taxiing out for an air-test.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

22

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
June 1958

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken arriving at RAF Nairobi, Kenya in June 1958 in a later livery.

Note the federal flag is still applied to the tail.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

23

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
July 1958

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland circa July 1958.

This nice aerial view shows the airport terminal building and maintenance hangars.

There are two other CAA Viscounts on the ramp along with a CAA Douglas DC-3.

Photo source - Paul Dubois

24

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
December 1959

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) named 'R M A Malvern'. Taken on a photo sortie circa December 1959 in a later livery formating with another CAA Viscount which was unpressurised to allow the removal of an emergency window to give the photographer a clear view.

Note that R M A has now been dropped from the name.

Photo source - Tony Rose collection

25

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
June 1960

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) and now just named 'Malvern'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1960.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

The aircraft behind is an Air India Boeing 707.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

26

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
June 1960

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) and now just named 'Malvern'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1960.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

A busy scene dominated by the Boeing 707 with examples from Pan Am, Air India and TWA.

There is also a Pan Am DC-8 and a BOAC Comet 4.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

27

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
July 1960

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) and now just named 'Malvern'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa July 1960.

A general view of the north side of the airport with a fairly new Air India Boeing 707 VT-DJJ awaiting its passengers.

This is as close as the general public could get, with immaculate lawns and flower beds to admire.

In between the two aircraft is the statue of John 'Jack' Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown, the two famous aviators who crossed the North Atlantic non-stop in June 1919 between St John's Newfoundland and Clifden, Ireland in a Vickers Vimy.

This statue was then moved to a location outside the Team Heathrow building and later on to the Brooklands Museum.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

28

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
July 1960

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) and now just named 'Malvern'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa July 1960.

A general view of the north side of the airport with a fairly new Air India Boeing 707 VT-DJJ awaiting its passengers.

This is as close as the general public could get, with immaculate lawns and flower beds to admire.

In between the two aircraft is the statue of John 'Jack' Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown, the two famous aviators who crossed the North Atlantic non-stop in June 1919 between St John's Newfoundland and Clifden, Ireland in a Vickers Vimy. This statue was then moved to a location outside the Team Heathrow building and later on to the Brooklands Museum.

The crew bus is a Morris Commercial J2 forward control vehicle.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

29

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
September 1960

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) and now just named 'Malvern'. Taken at Entebbe Airport, Uganda 19 September 1960.

Note that R M A has now been dropped from the name.

Photo source - Ray Marsh

30

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
October 1960

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) and now just named 'Malvern'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in October 1960.

This was the last year of operation into Heathrow.

Note that R M A has now been dropped from the name.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

31

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
June 1961

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) and now just named 'Malvern'. Taken at Lusaka Airport, Zambia circa June 1961 starting up ready for departure.

Note that R M A has now been dropped from the name.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

32

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
October 1965

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) and now just named 'Malvern'. Taken at Chileka International Airport, Blantyre, Malawi circa October 1965 with full Air Malawi titling operating a special charter for Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda who was the leader of Malawi at that time and also when the country was previously known as Nyasaland.

Having led the country since 1961, gaining independence in 1964, he remained in power until 1994.

Blantyre was named after the birthplace in South Lanarkshire, Scotland of the famous explorer Dr David Livingstone who amongst other adventures searched for the source of the river Nile.

AFTEL (PVT) Ltd of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia Photo Ref TN2680

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

33

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
June 1966

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) and now just named 'Malvern'. Taken at Buffalo Range Airport, Chiredzi, Masvingo Province, Rhodesia circa June 1966.

Note the 'Air Rhodesia' nameplate on the rear fuselage.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

34

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
August 1966

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) and now just named 'Malvern'. Taken at an unknown location circa August 1966.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

35

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
VP-YNA
June 1967

Delivered new to Central African Airways (CAA) and now just named 'Malvern'. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in June 1967.

It was operated between 1964 and 1968 as Central African Airways, Air Malawi, Air Rhodesia and Zambia Airways.

At this time the CAA Viscounts were fitted with removeable nameplates that were easily fitted to both sides of the rear fuselage.

An ingenious quick release system held these nameplates in place as they were regularly changed over to suit the next departure schedule.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

36

Air Malawi
7Q-YDK
June 1969

Leased from Air Rhodesia. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Rhodesia circa June 1969.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

37

Air Malawi
7Q-YDK
December 1970

Leased from Air Rhodesia. Taken arriving at Chileka International Airport, Blantyre, Malawi 28 December 1970 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Photo source - Gabriel Desmond

38

Air Malawi
7Q-YDK
December 1972

Leased from Air Rhodesia. An atmospheric night shot taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Rhodesia in December 1972.

A tail of an Air Rhodesia Viscount can just be seen in the background.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

39

Air Malawi
7Q-YDK
March 1973

Leased from Air Rhodesia. Taken at Chileka International Airport, Blantyre, Malawi 3 March 1973 with a South African Airways (SAA) Boeing 727 behind.

Photo source - Tony Edlind

40

Air Malawi
7Q-YDK
September 1977

Leased from Air Rhodesia. Taken at Chileka Airport, Blantyre, Malawi in September 1977.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

41

Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia
VP-YNA
February 1979

Transferred from Air Rhodesia due to a name change. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Zimbabwe Rhodesia 28 February 1979.

Photo source - Tony Rickelton

42

Air Zimbabwe
VP-YNA
March 1981

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia due to a name change. Taken at Salisbury International Airport, Kentucky, Zimbabwe in March 1981 whilst undergoing maintenance and a full repaint to remove the low visibility livery.

Still visible etched into the bare metal is the Central African Airways titles.

Photo source - Gerry Hoole

43

Air Zimbabwe
VP-YNA
April 1982

Transferred from Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia due to a name change. Taken at Harare International Airport, Kentucky, Zimbabwe 23 April 1982, now in the later 'Calair' livery after accidentally landing without the undercarriage down during a training sortie.

Damage to the airframe was relatively light but all four engines were shockloaded when the propellers struck the runway.

Photo source - Gerry Hoole

44

Air Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
August 1986

Re-registered from VP-YNA. Taken at Harare International Airport, Kentucky, Zimbabwe 6 August 1986 shortly before departing on delivery to Gweru Airfield, Zimbabwe for display at the Midlands Museum, Thornhill Air Force Base.

Photo source - Gerry Hoole

45

Air Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
August 1986

Re-registered from VP-YNA. Taken at Harare International Airport, Kentucky, Zimbabwe 6 August 1986 shortly before departing on delivery to Gweru Airfield, Zimbabwe for display at the Midlands Museum, Thornhill Air Force Base.

Standing on the steps are (left to right) Ed Koekemoer - Air Zimbabwe Station Manager at Harare, Charlie Richardson - Air Zimbabwe Maintenance Manager and Gerry Hoole - ex Air Zimbabwe but then with British Airways as their local Customer Service Manager.

Gerry travelled on the delivery flight with Captain Robin Thomas and First Officer Tony Baldwin in the cockpit.

Photo source - Gerry Hoole

46

Air Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
August 1986

Re-registered from VP-YNA. Taken at Harare International Airport, Kentucky, Zimbabwe 6 August 1986 shortly before departing on delivery to Gweru Airfield, Zimbabwe for display at the Midlands Museum, Thornhill Air Force Base.

Three of the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engines are running and the engineer on the right is standing by with the fire extinguisher trolley waiting for the No.1 engine to be started.

The white Ground Power Unit (GPU) behind the starboard wing will then be disconnected ready for the departure of the aircraft on its last ever flight.

Photo source - Gerry Hoole

47

Air Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
August 1986

Re-registered from VP-YNA. Taken departing from Harare International Airport, Kentucky, Zimbabwe 6 August 1986 on its last ever flight on delivery to Gweru Airfield, Zimbabwe for display at the Midlands Museum, Thornhill Air Force Base.

Photo source - Gerry Hoole

48

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
March 1990

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe in March 1990.

Note that the propellers are in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

49

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
January 2000

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe in January 2000 inside its shelter.

Note that the propellers are in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Bob Adams

50

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
January 2000

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe in January 2000.

A well preserved cabin with protective covers on the seats.

Photo source - Bob Adams

51

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
January 2006

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe in January 2006.

Photo source - Ed Fleming

52

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
January 2006

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe in January 2006 and showing the captain's position.

Note the yellow weather radar screen partially obscured by the armrest, which was presumably raised when appropriate.

Photo source - Ed Fleming

53

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
January 2006

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe in January 2006 showing the well preserved cabin with protective seat covers in place.

Photo source - Ed Fleming

54

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
February 2006

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe in February 2006.

Note that the propellers are in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Ed Fleming

55

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
October 2008

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe in October 2008.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

56

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
October 2008

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe in October 2008.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

57

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
October 2008

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe in October 2008.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

58

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
October 2008

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe in October 2008.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

59

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
October 2008

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe in October 2008 showing the well preserved cabin with protective seat covers in place.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

60

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
October 2008

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe in October 2008 showing the well preserved cabin with protective seat covers in place.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

61

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
October 2008

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe in October 2008.

A view of the well preserved cabin looking forward.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

62

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
October 2012

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 19 October 2012 still looking good after over twenty five years on display.

Note that the propellers are in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Fungai Muzorewa via James Maxwell

63

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013 inside its shelter.

Note that the propellers are in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

64

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013 inside its shelter.

Note that the propellers are in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

65

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013 showing a closeup of the nose undercarriage area.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

66

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013 inside its shelter.

Note that the propellers are in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

67

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013 inside its shelter and looking good after 27 years at this location.

Note that the propellers are in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

68

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013.

A view of the No.2 port inner Dart engine nacelle from the front doorway.

Note that the propeller is in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

69

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013.

A view of the cockpit with well worn seats and only a couple of missing instruments, but not looking too bad after so many years at this location.

The shelter obviously keeps a lot of the damaging heat away.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

70

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013.

A view of the cockpit panels with only a couple of missing instruments.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

71

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013.

A view of the cockpit centre console housing, amongst other things the engine throttles and propeller control levers.

Note the two large brown 'trim' wheels which controlled the pitch of the aircraft.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

72

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013.

A view of the cockpit Captain's position with the nosewheel steering tiller wheel in view.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

73

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013.

A view of the cockpit Co-pilot's position with the nosewheel steering tiller wheel in view.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

74

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013.

A view of the cockpit radio / navigator's position with the sparse avionics rack in view.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

75

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013.

A view of the cockpit circuit breaker rack behind the Captain's seat.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

76

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013.

A view of the passenger cabin control panel.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

77

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013.

A view of the well preserved cabin looking rearward.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

78

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013.

A view of the well preserved cabin looking forward.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

79

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013.

A view of the well preserved cabin looking forward from the rear galley.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

80

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

81

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
April 2013

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 26 April 2013.

Photo source - Teresa Gasston via John Gasston

82

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
January 2015

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 14 January 2015.

Note that the propellers are in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Ron Mak collection

83

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
May 2016

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 14 January 2015.

This is the entry to the museum which also includes entry to the Military Aviation Museum with a nice selection of aircraft operated by the Air Force of Zimbabwe and some of them by the Rhodesian Air Force.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

84

National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
May 2016

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 16 May 2016.

Note that the propeller is in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

A very well preserved aircraft and well worth a visit. Long may it survive.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
May 2016

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 16 May 2016.

Note that the propeller is in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
May 2016

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 16 May 2016.

Note that the propeller is in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
May 2016

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 16 May 2016.

Note that the propeller is in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

The two red marks on the spinner and prop hub should be lined up to put the blades into the ground fine pitch position ready for starting the engine.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
May 2016

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 16 May 2016.

Note that the aircraft is mounted on steel plynths with a support shaft running through the axle.

The pressed fairing is showing signs of damage. Evidence of wild animal visits too!

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
May 2016

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 16 May 2016.

Note that the rudder is in the full deflection position.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
May 2016

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 16 May 2016.

Note that the rudder is in the full deflection position.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
May 2016

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 16 May 2016.

This is the port front door with additional baggage storage available which was not common on the Viscount.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
May 2016

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 16 May 2016.

This is the port side forward cabin bulkhead, sadly defaced with graffiti.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
May 2016

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 16 May 2016.

This is the starboard side forward cabin bulkhead, sadly defaced with graffiti.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
May 2016

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 16 May 2016.

This is the port rear door with the galley and stewardess seating on view.

Photo source - Jerry Boyd collection

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
June 2018

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe circa June 2018.

Note that the propellers are still in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Geoff Alp

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
June 2018

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe circa June 2018.

Note that the propellers are in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

The two red marks on the spinner and prop hub should be lined up to indicate that the blades are in the ground fine pitch position ready for starting the engine.

Photo source - Geoff Alp

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
June 2018

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe circa June 2018.

Note that the propellers are in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

The two red marks on the spinner and prop hub should be lined up to indicate that the blades are in the ground fine pitch position ready for starting the engine.

Photo source - Geoff Alp

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
June 2018

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe circa June 2018.

A nice view of the well worn cockpit.

Photo source - Geoff Alp

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
June 2018

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe circa June 2018.

A nice view of the cabin.

Photo source - Geoff Alp

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
June 2018

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe circa June 2018.

Note that the propellers are still in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Geoff Alp

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
June 2018

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe circa June 2018.

A view of the No.1 Rolls-Royce Dart engine exhaust.

The outer engines had an exhaust that came straight back, whereas the inner engine exhausts were angled away from the fuselage.

Photo source - Geoff Alp

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
June 2018

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe circa June 2018.

A view of the No.4 Rolls-Royce Dart engine nacelle.

The small intake at the top of the black Cowling allowed prop air to pass through the engine oil cooler with an exhaust slot in the top of the cowling.

Note the red 'Fire' spring-loaded flap which allowed a long fire extinguisher nozzle to be inserted in an emergency.

Photo source - Geoff Alp

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National Aviation Museum of Zimbabwe
Z-YNA
August 2021

Donated by Air Zimbabwe for preservation. Taken at Gwelo Park, Gweru, Midlands Province, Zimbabwe 16 August 2021.

Apparently photography within the museum is now prohibited.

Note that the propellers are still in the unnatural 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Nanette Allmark

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