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Viscount c/n 109

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Below are the 22 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 109 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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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7411
December 1955

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '330'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in December 1955 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind are N7412 (C/N 110) and N7413 (C/N 111). Note that the four parallel stripes have been painted on N7412 but not N7411, which is ahead of it on the production line.

Photo source - Jim Bruce collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7411
February 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '330'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1956 prior to delivery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7411
March 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '330'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1956 prior to delivery.

The fully opening 'petal' nacelle cowlings shows how much access there is to service the Rolls-Royce Dart engine.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7411
June 1957

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '330'. Taken at an unknown location in June 1957.

Note that the aircraft has the slim nacelles of the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engines.

Photo Ref V495

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7411
February 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘330’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa February 1959 on a very wet day.

Note that weather radar has now been fitted, denoted by the black radome nose.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7411
June 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘330’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa June 1959 with servicing of the No.1 Rolls-Royce Dart engine being carried out.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7411
July 1959

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘330’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa July 1959.

The aircraft is still being refuelled as passengers board using the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7411
June 1960

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '330'. Taken at an unknown location in June 1960.

Note the repositioned and enlarged registration.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Capital Airlines (USA)
N7411
July 1960

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘330’. Taken at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa July 1960.

Photo source - Pat Bukiri collection

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United Air Lines
N7411
November 1968

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to merger retaining fleet number ‘330’. Taken at O’Hare Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA in November 1968.

Note that Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engines have now been fitted.

Photo Ref V1167C

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
N7411
April 1976

Purchased from Viscount International Corporation. Taken stored at Sussex County Airport, Georgetown, Delaware, USA in April 1976.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
N7411
August 1978

Purchased from Viscount International Corporation. Taken stored at Sussex County Airport, Georgetown, Delaware, USA in August 1978.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7411
May 1982

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken stored at Salt Lake City Airport, Utah, USA 6 May 1982 with the cockpit fairing panels removed.

Photo source - Michael Bernhard

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Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7411
May 1987

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken stored at Salt Lake City Airport, Utah, USA in May 1987.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7411
June 1987

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken stored at Salt Lake City Airport, Utah, USA in June 1987.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7411
November 1987

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken stored at Salt Lake City Airport, Utah, USA in November 1987.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7411
August 1988

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken stored at Salt Lake City Airport, Utah, USA in August 1988.

Photo source - Frank Schaefer

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Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7411
April 1989

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken stored at Salt Lake City Airport, Utah, USA 13 April 1989.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7411
September 1990

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken stored at Salt Lake City Airport, Utah, USA 15 September 1990 with the faded United markings now painted over.

Photo source - Richard Black

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Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7411
October 1993

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken stored at Salt Lake City Airport, Utah, USA 6 October 1993 having now been robbed of all the useful parts.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the Capital Airlines specification.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7411
April 1994

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken stored at Salt Lake City Airport, Utah, USA 30 April 1994.

Photo source - David Oates

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Morgan Rourke Aircraft Sales Inc
N7411
May 1995

Purchased from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Taken stored at Salt Lake City Airport, Utah, USA 19 May 1995.

It was last reported in August 1996. Does anyone know when it was finally scrapped?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - David Oates

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