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Viscount c/n 138

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Below are the 31 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 138 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

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7440
June 1956

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘359’. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in June 1956 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft behind is N7441 (C/N 139).

Vickers Photo Ref MP12022 (NFB photo).

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7440
November 1958

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number ‘359’. Taken at Wold–Chamberlain Airport, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA 23 November 1958 with passengers boarding through the integral front 'airsteps' and battling against the strong wind and snow showers.

This was the first flight for six weeks from this airport due to union strike action and this photo appeared in the local Tribune Newspaper the following day.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

3

United Air Lines
N7440
December 1964

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘359’. A very wintry scene taken at Buffalo Municipal Airport, Cheektowaga, Erie County, New York State, USA circa December 1964.

All four engines are running at ground idle and the Ground Power Unit (GPU) has been disconnected.

The pilot now needs to wait for the engine oil temperatures to increase before taxiing for departure.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

4

United Air Lines
N7440
June 1965

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number ‘359’. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1965.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

5

Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1708
December 1977

Purchased from Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA) and named 'Ciudad de Neiva'. Taken at El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in December 1977.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

6

Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1708
March 1978

Purchased from Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA) and named 'Ciudad de Neiva'. Taken at Olaya Herrera International Airport, Medellín, Colombia 5 March 1978.

Photo source - The Propfreak collection

7

Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1708
December 1978

Purchased from Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA) and named 'Ciudad de Neiva'. Taken at Palmaseca International Airport, Cali, Colombia in December 1978.

It now has an orange painted cockpit roof.

Photo source - José Carreno

8

Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1708
March 1982

Purchased from Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA) and named 'Ciudad de Neiva'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in March 1982.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1708
November 1982

Purchased from Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA) and named 'Ciudad de Neiva'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in November 1982.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

10

Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-1708
November 1984

Transferred from Aeropesca Colombia due to a corporate name change. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in November 1984.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

11

Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-1708
November 1984

Transferred from Aeropesca Colombia due to a corporate name change. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in November 1984 in a luxury configuration with the interior fitted with 44 seats.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

12

Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-1708
June 1985

Transferred from Aeropesca Colombia due to a corporate name change. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa June 1985.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

13

Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-1708
July 1985

Transferred from Aeropesca Colombia due to a corporate name change. Taken departing from Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in July 1985.

It does have titles on the fuselage but the bright sun has bleached out the photo.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

14

Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-1708
June 1990

Transferred from Aeropesca Colombia due to a corporate name change. Taken at an unknown location in June 1990 now with a tail logo and in cargo configuration.

Photo source - Perry Hoppe

15

Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-1708
April 1991

Transferred from Aeropesca Colombia due to a corporate name change. Taken at José María Córdova International Airport, Rionegro, Colombia in April 1991 while in storage shortly after being damaged by over-stressing in flight.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

16

Intercontinental de Aviación
HK-1708
August 1991

Transferred from Aeropesca Colombia due to a corporate name change. Taken at José María Córdova International Airport, Rionegro, Colombia in August 1991 while in storage after being damaged by over-stressing in flight.

The engines have now been removed.

Photo source - Werner Fischdick

17

Comfama Rionegro Recreational Park
HK-1708
July 2005

Donated by Intercontinental Colombia to a public recreation area in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia. Taken at the park 21 July 2005.

Note the dummy engines and undersize propellers.

Photo source - Andres Dallimonti Restrepo

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Comfama Rionegro Recreational Park
HK-1708
July 2005

Donated by Intercontinental Colombia to a public recreation area in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia. Taken at the park 21 July 2005.

Photo source - Andres Dallimonti Restrepo

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Comfama Rionegro Recreational Park
HK-1708
July 2008

Donated by Intercontinental Colombia to a public recreation area in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia. Taken at the park 2 July 2008.

Photo source - Andres Ramirez

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Comfama Rionegro Recreational Park
HK-1708
October 2010

Donated by Intercontinental Colombia to a public recreation area in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia. A Google Earth view of the aircraft and its location 12 October 2010.

Photo source - Google Earth

21

Comfama Rionegro Recreational Park
HK-1708
July 2013

Donated by Intercontinental Colombia to a public recreation area in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia. Taken at the park 13 July 2013 now repainted in a smart new livery with 'COMFAMA' titles.

Note the dummy engines and undersize propellers.

Photo source - Paul Filmer

22

Comfama Rionegro Recreational Park
HK-1708
July 2013

Donated by Intercontinental Colombia to a public recreation area in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia. Taken at the park 13 July 2013 now repainted in a smart new livery with 'COMFAMA' titles.

Note the dummy engines and undersize propellers, which look really silly from this angle.

Photo source - Paul Filmer

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Comfama Rionegro Recreational Park
HK-1708
July 2013

Donated by Intercontinental Colombia to a public recreation area in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia. Taken at the park 13 July 2013 now repainted in a smart new livery with 'COMFAMA' titles.

Photo source - Paul Filmer

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Comfama Rionegro Recreational Park
HK-1708
July 2013

Donated by Intercontinental Colombia to a public recreation area in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia. Taken at the park 13 July 2013 now repainted in a smart new livery with 'COMFAMA' titles.

Photo source - Paul Filmer

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Comfama Rionegro Recreational Park
HK-1708
June 2014

Donated by Intercontinental Colombia to a public recreation area in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia. A view of the cockpit taken at the park 26 June 2014 and still looking in good condition.

Photo source - Johan S Gomez

26

Comfama Rionegro Recreational Park
HK-1708
April 2021

Donated by Intercontinental Colombia to a public recreation area in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia. Taken at the park in April 2021 in another new livery, still with 'COMFAMA' titles.

Photo source - Gabriel Blanco

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Comfama Rionegro Recreational Park
HK-1708
April 2021

Donated by Intercontinental Colombia to a public recreation area in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia. Taken at the park in April 2021 in another new livery, still with 'COMFAMA' titles.

Photo source - Gabriel Blanco

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Comfama Rionegro Recreational Park
HK-1708
April 2021

Donated by Intercontinental Colombia to a public recreation area in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia. Taken at the park in April 2021 in another new livery, still with 'COMFAMA' titles.

There are access steps to the forward cabin door but due to current COVID-19 restrictions the interior is closed.

Photo source - Gabriel Blanco

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Comfama Rionegro Recreational Park
HK-1708
April 2021

Donated by Intercontinental Colombia to a public recreation area in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia. Taken at the park in April 2021 in another new livery, still with 'COMFAMA' titles.

Photo source - Gabriel Blanco

30

Comfama Rionegro Recreational Park
HK-1708
April 2021

Donated by Intercontinental Colombia to a public recreation area in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia. Taken at the park in April 2021 in another new livery, still with 'COMFAMA' titles.

The dummy propeller blades are far too small but I guess the visitors don't care about that!

Photo source - Gabriel Blanco

31

Comfama Rionegro Recreational Park
HK-1708
April 2021

Donated by Intercontinental Colombia to a public recreation area in Rionegro, 26.7 miles from Medellín, Colombia. Taken at the park in April 2021 in another new livery, still with 'COMFAMA' titles.

Photo source - Gabriel Blanco

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