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Viscount c/n 167

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Below are the 18 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 167 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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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHS
November 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Robert Thorne'. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France in November 1957.

Photo source - Philippe Marin

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHS
August 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 18 August 1962 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Note that the Ground Power Unit Tug still has the original BEA crest on it.

Photo source - Robin Hoare

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHS
November 1963

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England in November 1963.

The Cessna 185 Skywagon in the foreground was registered in July 1961 and operated in East Africa for several years before going down to Australia.

In the right background is a Piper Tri-Pacer and two de Havilland Doves.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHS
June 1964

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1964.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHS
August 1964

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, Germany in August 1964.

Photo source - Günter Grondstein

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHS
September 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany 19 September 1966 with the registration now moved from the tip of the tail

Photo source - William J Armstrong via John F Ciesla

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHS
September 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany 19 September 1966.

Photo source - William J Armstrong via John F Ciesla

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHS
June 1969

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Luqa Airport, Malta circa June 1969 in the later 'Flying Union Jack' livery with 'Malta' logos for a joint service to London via Rome, Italy.

These were applied to any suitable BEA aircraft in the fleet when required.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHS
December 1969

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England 26 December 1969.

The two aircraft behind are still in the old livery which was changed when they went in for heavy maintenance.

Photo source - Gordon Riley

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHS
April 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland in April 1971 presumably on a Glasgow weather diversion.

Photo source - Zippy (flickr)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHS
June 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands in June 1971 now with 'Scottish Airways' titles.

Photo source - Mick West

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHS
October 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 2 October 1971 with 'Scottish Airways' titles and about to be pushed back from the south pier.

Ramp area photography was great at Gatwick in those days with public access along the top of the piers which sadly were later closed for security reasons.

Note the stress wrinkling on the tail and rudder skins.

Photo source - Ger Buskermolen

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHS
August 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken arriving at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 20 August 1972 with 'Scottish Airways' titles.

The outboard Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Mike Pitman

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHS
September 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland 12 September 1972 with 'Scottish Airways' titles.

The Britten-Norman BN2A Islander G-AXKB belongs to Loganair for services to some of the small Scottish Islands.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHS
June 1973

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken arriving at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 19 June 1973 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

BEA has now been removed from the titles and small British Airways titles have been applied to the forward lower fuselage ahead of the official transfer date of 31 July 1973.

In the background there is a British Island Airways (BIA) Douglas DC-3 freighter and above that a Route 405 AEC RT Double-Decker bus!

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOHS
June 1974

Transferred from British European Airways Corporation (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken landing at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England in June 1974.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOHS
August 1975

Transferred from British European Airways Corporation (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales circa August 1975 and being robbed of all useful parts particularly the valuable Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Note the concrete blocks holding down the nose.

The aircraft behind is G-AOHG (C/N 156)

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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Cardiff Airport Fire Service
G-AOHS
December 1979

Transferred from British Airways (BA). Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in December 1979 on the fire dump with the forward section of fuselage burnt away.

It was finally scrapped sometime during early 1980.

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Dietrich Eggert collection

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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