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Viscount c/n 140

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 140
Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)


England flag England

This V.759D series Viscount was built for
Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) as G-AOGG

It first flew on Friday, 2 November 1956 at Weybridge, Surrey, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 510 engines.


Photo of Viscount c/n 140
Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)


Iceland flag Iceland

Its final owner/operator was
Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands) as TF-ISN.

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service and stored at Reykjavik Airport, Iceland circa June 1967. Offered for sale in June 1968 by Shackleton Aviation Ltd but not sold. Broken up for scrap in May 1970.


Operational record
Photo of Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) Viscount G-AOGG

Country of Registration United Kingdom

November 1956 to March 1957

Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA)

G-AOGG - c/n 140 - a V.759D series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

3 January 1956
Registered to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA).

2 November 1956
First flight from Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England.

It landed at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England for fitting out and test flying.

12 November 1956
UK Certificate of Airworthiness issued.

15 November 1956
Departed from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England on an acceptance test flight flown by Hunting-Clan Chief Flying Instructor Brian Alexander Powell.

The flight lasted for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

16 November 1956
Delivered to Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England flown by Hunting-Clan Chief Flying Instructor Brian Alexander Powell.

The flight lasted for 40 minutes.

It never entered service with HCA.

19 March 1957
Sold to Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands).


Photo of Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands) Viscount TF-ISN

Country of Registration Iceland

March 1957 to May 1970

Icelandair (Flugfélag Íslands)

TF-ISN - c/n 140 - a V.759D series Viscount
Iceland registered

19 March 1957
Purchased from Hunting-Clan Air Transport Ltd (HCA) and named as 'Gullfaxi', which is a horse in Norse mythology.

The company name is Flugfélag Íslands (Island Airways) but the aircraft carry the name 'Icelandair'.

The cabin was arranged with 53 seats.

13 April 1957
First noted at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England.

19 April 1957
The training of Icelandair pilots commenced with Brian Alexander Powell as the HCA instructor.

The training flights were carried out at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England and Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England.

27 April 1957
Crew training completed.

David Carter illustration of Icelandair Viscount TF-ISN

Viscount illustrations by David Carter


15, 16, 17 and 20 May 1957
Noted at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England carrrying out further training of Icelandair pilots under the contract guidance of HCA Chief Flying Instructor Brian Alexander Powell.

20 May 1957
Noted at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England carrrying out further training of Icelandair pilots under the contract guidance of HCA Chief Flying Instructor Brian Alexander Powell.

15 June 1965
Noted at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England operating flight numbers FI 200 and FI 201 instead of the usual Douglas DC-6B.

Interestingly, the DC-6B had 80 seats, 27 more than the Viscount.

circa June 1967
Withdrawn from service and stored at Reykjavik Airport, Iceland. The actual date is not known. Please contact Information@VickersViscount.net if you can help.

Total time 17,105 hours and 8,206 total landings.

June 1968
Advertised for sale by Shackleton Aviation Ltd in the 'Aeroplane' magazine for £95,000.

An Icelandair Douglas DC-6B was in the same advert for $150,000.

May 1970
Broken up for scrap.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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