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Viscount c/n 170

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Below are the 123 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 170 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

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
September 1957

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Barrow'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in September 1957 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

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

The aircraft behind is a Deutsche Lufthansa Convair 440 which was soon to be replaced by the Viscount.

Photo Ref N/K

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

2

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
June 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Barrow'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England in June 1958.

Photo source - Geoff Blampied collection

3

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
July 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Barrow'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in July 1958 together with thirteen other BEA Viscounts and a Swissair Douglas DC-6B.

The Bedford London Airport bus transported passengers to and from the Queen's Building seen top left, under the control of the Dispatcher standing in front of his Ford 300E Thames 5 CWT van.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

4

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
June 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Barrow'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1959.

A nice view of the BEA maintenance base in the background.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

5

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
June 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in June 1961 in the later 'Red Square' livery with BUA Viscount G-AODG (C/N 77) behind.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

6

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
June 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England circa June 1962.

Note how close the spectators area is to the aircraft.

Those were the days.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

7

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
June 1963

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1963.

Photo Ref V392

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

8

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
May 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in May 1966.

Note the dual position registration that was introduced in 1965.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

9

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
July 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Luqa Airport, Malta in July 1968 with 'Malta' logos applied for the service to Heathrow Airport, London via Fiumicino Airport, Rome Italy using Maltese cabin crews.

Note the repositioned registration on the tail for better visibility.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

10

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
August 1969

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 21 August 1969.

Photo source - Chris England

11

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
February 1970

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in February 1970 in the later 'Flying Union Jack' livery.

The aircraft has been pushed back from the stand with all four Dart engines running.

The gound engineer is standing by to wave it off.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

12

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
May 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 29 May 1971.

Photo source - Paul A Tomlin

13

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
July 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in July 1971.

Note that 'Channel Islands' titles have now been added.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

14

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
September 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken awaiting pushback from the south pier at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in September 1971 with 'Channel Islands' titles.

Photo source - Bill Sheridan

15

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
May 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 13 May 1972 outside the BEA maintenance hangar.

Mike used to visit this area on a regular basis and was always welcomed by the Engineers.

Photo source - Mike Pitman

16

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
June 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa June 1972 with 'Channel Islands' titles.

Photo source - Sergei Tsvetkov collection

17

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
June 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa June 1972.

Photo source - Mick West

18

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOHV
July 1972

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in July 1972.

Plenty of construction work going on in the background with a Tradewinds Canadair CL-44 parked amongst it.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

19

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken departing from Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in August 1972.

It has 'Channel Islands' titles, but is a long way off track!

Photo source - Ulrich Neumann

20

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England circa September 1972.

Photo source - Ian Southward collection

21

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir John Barrow' but now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa June 1973 with three BEA Airtours de Havilland Comet 4B in the background, which were operating inclusive tour flights.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

22

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa June 1973 with a British Caledonian Airways (BCAL) Vickers VC10 and Boeing 707 in the background.

Note the Morris Minor traffic car and a Trust House Forte walk-through catering van with a Viscount silouette logo! Nothing parked on the overflow stands.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

23

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa June 1973 with a British Caledonian Airways (BCAL) Boeing 707 in the background.

Des is capturing his wife Mary and best friend Chris Barnes during a quiet spell. How nice of Chris to wear a jumper matching the pier railings!

From this pier it was also possible to photograph aircraft landing from the east if you had a 200MM lens, which Chris seems to have on one of his cameras.

His photos also feature on this website.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

24

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa June 1973 with a British Caledonian Airways (BCAL) Vickers VC10 and Boeing 707 in the background.

All four Rolls-Royce Dart engines are now running and the ground engineer is waiting for the captain to confirm that the Ground Power Unit (GPU) can be disconnected.

A second engineer is crouching underneath the belly awaiting the signal to pull the plug.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

25

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa June 1973 with a British Caledonian Airways (BCAL) Boeing 707 and a BEA Airtours de Havilland Comet 4B in the background.

The aircraft has now been pushed back with the tug and will soon be turned and then left to depart.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

26

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHV
September 1973

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England in September 1973 with the BEA titles removed.

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

27

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHV
May 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands circa May 1974. It now has British Airways titles.

A postcard in Mike's collection published by Guernsey Gifts R 6113.

The terminal building behind was demolished in 2004 after a more modern replacement was opened.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

28

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHV
August 1974

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Birmingham International Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England in August 1974 with two others behind.

The last one is now in the new livery.

Photo source - Carl Ford

29

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHV
September 1975

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in September 1975 in the new livery.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

30

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHV
September 1976

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1976.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

31

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHV
August 1977

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in August 1977.

Photo source - Eduard Marmet

32

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHV
June 1978

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken during a flight from Heathrow Airport, London, England to Guernsey, Channel Islands in 1978.

The photo has been taken at a fast shutter speed in order to freeeze the propellers to show their pitch angles.

Photo source - Jamie Guille

33

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHV
September 1978

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at an unknown location in September 1978.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

34

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHV
May 1979

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Leeds / Bradford Airport, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England in May 1979.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

35

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHV
June 1979

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in June 1979.

Photo source - David Oates

36

British Airways (BA)
G-AOHV
September 1979

Transferred from British European Airways (BEA) due to a corporate merger. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England 14 September 1979.

The landing lights under the wings sat flush until the undercarriage was selected and then they motorised down and illuminated.

Photo source - Ian Cole

37

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOHV
January 1978

Purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in January 1981 shortly after its arrival from Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales.

This was the first Viscount purchased by British Air Ferries (BAF).

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

38

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOHV
January 1981

Purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in January 1981 after a repaint in BAF livery.

Photo source - David Oates

39

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOHV
February 1981

Purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 6 February 1981 immediately after roll-out during a ceremony in the terminal building to celebrate the introduction of the first former British Airways (BA) Viscount.

It was named 'Winn' after the chief training hostess by British Air Ferries (BAF) Managing Director Mike Keegan.

Painted in the BAF diagonal stripes livery with a yellow cockpit roof to match the stripes, and Oasis Oil Co titles and Arabic script on the starboard side and BAF titles on the port side and also on the nose.

Note the smart set of mobile steps, which were converted from a Bedford CA van.

Photo source - Tony Merton Jones

40

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOHV
February 1981

Purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 6 February 1981 immediately after roll-out during a ceremony in the terminal building to celebrate the introduction of the first former British Airways (BA) Viscount.

It was named 'Winn' after the chief training hostess by British Air Ferries (BAF) Managing Director Mike Keegan.

Painted in the BAF diagonal stripes livery with a yellow cockpit roof to match the stripes, and Oasis Oil Co titles and Arabic script on the starboard side and BAF titles on the port side and also on the nose.

Photo source - Tony Merton Jones

41

Oasis Oil Company
G-AOHV
February 1981

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken departing from Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 8 February 1981 to Algiers for a demonstration to Air Algerie before moving on to Tripoli, Libya.

Note that the cockpit roof is now painted yellow and looks very smart.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

42

Oasis Oil Company
G-AOHV
July 1981

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) for a second period. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in July 1981 prior to delivery on lease.

Note that the cockpit roof is now painted white.

Photo source - Bruno Geiger collection

43

Oasis Oil Company
G-AOHV
August 1981

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) for a second period. Taken at an unknown location circa August 1981.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

44

Esso Standard Libya Inc
G-AOHV
October 1981

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in October 1981 at the end of the short lease.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

45

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOHV
August 1982

Returned from Oasis Oil Company lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in August 1982 shortly after its return from Libya.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

46

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOHV
August 1982

Returned from Oasis Oil Company lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 28 August 1982 with an unidentified sister behind.

Photo source - London Eye (flickr)

47

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOHV
September 1982

Returned from Oasis Oil Company lease. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales circa September 1982 with the Oasis Oil Company titles now removed.

Photo source - Geoff Jones

48

Polar Airways
G-AOHV
April 1983

Purchased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium in April 1983 in a modified BAF livery.

Photo source - Ger Buskermolen

49

Polar Airways
G-AOHV
April 1983

Purchased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in April 1983 in a modified BAF livery shortly before the airline ceased operations.

Photo source - Dave Gilligan

50

Euroair Transport Ltd
G-AOHV
November 1983

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, France in November 1983 operating a charter flight.

Photo source - Eduard Marmet

51

Euroair Transport Ltd
G-AOHV
January 1984

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in January 1984.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

52

Euroair Transport Ltd
G-AOHV
April 1984

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 7 April 1984.

Note the 'Air Commuter' titles, which were only on the port side.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

53

Euroair Transport Ltd
G-AOHV
April 1984

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France 25 April 1984 operating a charter flight.

Note the 'Air Commuter' titles, which were only on the port side.

Photo source - Michel Gilliand

54

Euroair Transport Ltd
G-AOHV
May 1984

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Tegel Airport, Berlin, West Germany in May 1984 operating a charter flight.

Photo source - Planeboys

55

Tunisavia
G-BLNB
August 1984

Leased from Euroair Transport Ltd. Taken at Luqa Airport, Malta in August 1984.

Photo source - Gary Vincent

56

Euroair Transport Ltd
G-BLNB
May 1985

Returned from Tunisavia lease. Taken landing at Beek Airport, Maastricht, Netherlands in May 1985.

Photo source - Joachim Bongers via Dietrich Eggert

57

Euroair Transport Ltd
G-BLNB
June 1985

Returned from Tunisavia lease. Taken at Louhausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in June 1985.

Photo source - Wolfgang Mendorf

58

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
August 1985

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 19 August 1985 outside the BAF maintenance hangar.

The Euroair titles and logo have now been removed and it went into BAF service in this condition until February 1986 when it was repainted in full BAF livery.

Photo source - Andreas Dürr

59

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
September 1985

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa September 1985.

It was operated in the ex Euroair livery until it was repainted in the full BAF livery in February 1986.

Photo source - Deryck Shead

60

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
February 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken at Collinstown, Dublin, Ireland in late February 1986 shortly after being repainted in the BAF livery with 'British' titles that were adopted after British Airways stopped using them.

It is now carrying the name 'Viscount Winston Churchill'.

Photo source - Robert Reid

61

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
March 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken inside the BAF maintenance hangar at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex 10 March 1986, the day after its unfortunate wheels up landing.

This is a good view of the curled port propellers which would result in some damage to the Dart engine, primarily in the reduction gearbox area.

Photo source - Mike J Sessions

62

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
March 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken inside the BAF maintenance hangar at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex 10 March 1986, the day after its unfortunate wheels up landing.

This is a good view of the curled starboard propellers which would result in some damage to the Dart engine, primarily in the reduction gearbox area.

Note that some blades have curled forward and some rearwards.

The blades and bearings are beyond repair but the hubs are very robust and often returned to service after crack detection and detail inspection processes.

Photo source - Mike J Sessions

63

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
March 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken inside the BAF maintenance hangar at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex 10 March 1986, the day after its unfortunate wheels up landing.

This view shows the belly of the aircraft with the foam from the airport fire service still dripping off.

Although there was no fire from the resultant skin friction, the foam was sprayed on as a precaution.

Photo source - Mike J Sessions

64

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
March 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken inside the BAF maintenance hangar at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex 10 March 1986, the day after its unfortunate wheels up landing.

A closer view of one of the curled port propellers which would result in some damage to the Dart engine, primarily in the reduction gearbox area.

Photo source - Mike J Sessions

65

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
March 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken inside the BAF maintenance hangar at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex 10 March 1986, the day after its unfortunate wheels up landing.

A closer view of one of the curled port propellers which would result in some damage to the Dart engine, primarily in the reduction gearbox area.

Photo source - Mike J Sessions

66

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
March 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken inside the BAF maintenance hangar at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex 10 March 1986, the day after its unfortunate wheels up landing.

A closer view of one of the curled starboard propellers which would result in some damage to the Dart engine, primarily in the reduction gearbox area.

Photo source - Mike J Sessions

67

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
November 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex in November 1986 with G-BBDK (C/N 291) in the foreground and G-AOYL (C/N 261) in the background.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

68

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
April 1987

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 4 April 1987.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

69

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
June 1987

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1987.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

70

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
September 1987

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in September 1987.

Photo source - Alastair T Gardiner

71

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
May 1989

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken at Entzheim Airport, Strasbourg, France 19 May 1989.

Photo source - JetPix

72

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
May 1990

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 19 May 1990 in a later livery.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

73

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
July 1990

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland in July 1990.

Photo source - Kevin Colbran

74

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
July 1990

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland 31 July 1990 during a strong crosswind takeoff.

Photo source - Markus Herzig

75

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
February 1991

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken at Ruzyně International Airport, Prague, Czechoslovak Republic in February 1991.

Photo source - Milan Cibulka

76

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
April 1991

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 21 April 1991 with all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines removed and also the rudder.

Photo source - Simon Brooke

77

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
July 1991

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex in July 1991.

Note the slave mainwheel painted red.

Photo source - David Oates

78

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BLNB
March 1993

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now named 'Viscount Winston Churchill'. This aircraft company plate was removed from the forward cabin bulkhead in March 1993 as the aircraft was about to be registered to British World Airlines (BWA) and would require a new plate to be installed.

Financing aircraft through a mortgage was common practice.

Photo source - Aerovan617

79

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-BLNB
September 1993

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England 8 September 1993.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

80

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPFI
September 1994

Re-registered from G-BLNB. The new registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland 19 September 1994 in the distinctive 'Parcel Force' livery on a long term Royal Mail contract.

The new registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'.

Photo source - Paul Callaghan

81

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPFI
September 1994

Re-registered from G-BLNB. The new registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland 19 September 1994 in the distinctive 'Parcel Force' livery on a long term Royal Mail contract.

The new registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'.

Photo source - Paul Callaghan

82

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPFI
October 1994

Re-registered from G-BLNB. The new registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'. A very atmospheric publicity night shot at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England circa October 1994 during the Parcel Force overnight mail service around the UK under contract to the Post Office Royal Mail system.

Two sister aircraft in the background also await the arrival of the fleet of postal trucks.

A DVD of this operation is available and is highly recommended, especially for the sound of those Dart engines.

I'm sure the locals don't miss them though!

Photo source - Mike J Sessions

83

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPFI
June 1995

Re-registered from G-BLNB. The new registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1995.

The new registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'.

Photo source - Fergal Goodman

84

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPFI
September 1996

Re-registered from G-BLNB. The new registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'. Taken departing from Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland circa September 1996.

The new registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'.

Photo source - Colin Abbott

85

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPFI
June 1997

Re-registered from G-BLNB. The new registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland circa June 1997.

Photo source - Gerry Rudman

86

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPFI
January 1998

Re-registered from G-BLNB. The new registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'. Taken at Belfast International Airport, Aldergrove, Northern Ireland in January 1998 shortly before it was retired from BWA service and ferried to Rochford, Southend, Essex, England.

The registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

87

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPFI
March 1998

Re-registered from G-BLNB. The new registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1998 after its retirement from BWA service and removal of the Parcel Force titles.

This was the last operational BWA Viscount.

The registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'.

Photo source - David Oates

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British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPFI
June 1998

Re-registered from G-BLNB. The new registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1998 after its retirement from BWA service and removal of the Parcel Force titles.

This was the last operational BWA Viscount. The registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

89

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPFI
October 1998

Re-registered from G-BLNB. The new registration refers to 'Go Parcel Force International'. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in October 1998 in Parcel Force livery together with G-AOHM (C/N 162) after having been withdrawn from service and awaiting sale.

Photo source - Nicholas Cox

90

Airwing 2000 Ltd
G-OPFI
June 1999

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken arriving at Luqa Airport, Malta 17 June 1999 from the UK.

It stayed at Malta until 31 August 1999 when it departed to South Africa as 3D-PFI.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

91

Airwing 2000 Ltd
G-OPFI
July 1999

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken at Luqa Airport, Malta 17 July 1999.

Photo source - Malcolm Bezzina

92

Airwing 2000 Ltd
3D-PFI
August 1999

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA) and now re-registered from G-OPFI. Taken at Luqa Airport, Malta circa 30 August 1999 returning from an airtest.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down and the forward cabin door has been cracked open due to the excessive heat.

Photo source - Peter Tonna

93

Interflight
3D-PFI
October 2000

Purchased from Airwing 2000 Ltd. Taken stored at Wonderboom Airport, Pretoria, South Africa in October 2000.

The etched remains of the Parcel Force titles can still be seen in the sunlight.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

94

Transtel
5V-TTP
December 2001

Purchased from Interflight. Taken at Lomé-Tokoin Airport, Togo in December 2001 now fitted out with a passenger interior.

Photo source - Jacques Guillem collection

95

Transtel
5V-TTP
April 2002

Purchased from Interflight. Taken departing from Lomé-Tokoin Airport, Togo in April 2002 en-route to Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Photo source - Sebastien Grand-Clément

96

Transtel
5V-TTP
April 2002

Purchased from Interflight. Taken while overflying Ghana during a flight from Lomé-Tokoin, Togo to Abidjan, Ivory Coast in April 2002.

Photo source - Sebastien Grand-Clément

97

Transtel
5V-TTP
April 2002

Purchased from Interflight. Taken while overflying Ghana during a flight from Lomé-Tokoin, Togo to Abidjan, Ivory Coast in April 2002.

This clearly shows the bulged engine nacelles needed to accommodate the larger RDa6 Mark 510 engine.

Photo source - Sebastien Grand-Clément

98

Transtel
5V-TTP
July 2002

Purchased from Interflight. Taken at Lomé-Tokoin Airport, Togo in July 2002.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

99

Ivory Coast Government
TU-VAB
November 2002

Leased from Transtel. A view of the flight crew in the shade awaiting their passengers at Abidjan Airport, Ivory Coast in November 2002.

Photo source - Sebastien Grand-Clément

100

Ivory Coast Government
TU-VAB
November 2002

Leased from Transtel. The flight and ground crews at Abidjan Airport, Ivory Coast in November 2002.

Photo source - Sebastien Grand-Clément

101

Ivory Coast Government
TU-VAB
December 2002

Leased from Transtel. Unofficial elephant nose art using the Pitot Tube as a tusk at Abijan Airport, Ivory Coast in December 2002.

The temporary tapes protecting orifices from insects would be removed during the pre-flight walk round.

This would include the pitot tube which was only briefly uncovered to take the photo.

Photo source - Sebastien Grand-Clément

102

Ivory Coast Government
TU-VAB
February 2003

Leased from Transtel. Taken at Lomé-Tokoin Airport, Togo in February 2003.

Photo source - Jacques Guillem collection

103

Ivory Coast Government
TU-VAB
February 2003

Leased from Transtel. Early morning sun at Abidjan Airport, Ivory Coast in February 2003.

Note the paint erosion on the Prop Spinners.

Photo source - Sebastien Grand-Clément

104

Ivory Coast Government
TU-VAB
February 2003

Leased from Transtel. Taken at Abidjan Airport, Ivory Coast in February 2003 inside the hangar at the end of the days flying.

Photo source - Sebastien Grand-Clément

105

Ivory Coast Government
5V-TTP
March 2003

Leased from Transtel. Taken at Lomé-Tokoin Airport, Togo in March 2003 with the aircraft parked on the Transtel ramp.

Photo source - Jacques Guillem collection

106

Ivory Coast Government
5V-TTP
March 2003

Leased from Transtel. Taken at Lomé-Tokoin Airport, Togo in March 2003 with the aircraft parked on the Transtel ramp.

A nice view of the cockpit.

Photo source - Sebastien Grand-Clément

107

Pegasus Aviation
3D-PFI
July 2003

Purchased from Transtel after its return from lease to the Ivory Coast Government. Taken at São Tomé International Airport, São Tomé Island in late July 2003, shortly after returning off lease to Transtel.

The Pegasus Avition titles have not yet been applied.

Photo source - Pedro Augusto Branco Batista

108

Pegasus Aviation
3D-PFI
July 2003

Purchased from Transtel after its return from lease to the Ivory Coast Government. Taken at São Tomé International Airport, São Tomé Island in late July 2003, shortly after returning off lease to Transtel.

Photo source - Pedro Augusto Branco Batista

109

Pegasus Aviation
3D-PFI
January 2005

Purchased from Transtel after its return from lease to the Ivory Coast Government. Taken at Bangoka International Airport, Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo 15 January 2005.

At the time it was still active transporting troops to Beni, North East Congo.

Photo source - Michael Fabry

110

Pegasus Aviation
3D-PFI
March 2005

Purchased from Transtel after its return from lease to the Ivory Coast Government. Taken at Bangoka International Airport, Kisangani, Democratic Republic of the Congo in March 2005.

Photo source - Michael Fabry

111

Global Airways (D.R. Congo)
9Q-COD
December 2010

Purchased from Pegasus Aviation. Taken stored at Luano Airport, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo in December 2010.

Offered for sale in flyable condition for US$275.000 but there were no buyers.

Photo source - Olivier Manzambi via Kia Muck

112

Global Airways (D.R. Congo)
9Q-COD
December 2010

Purchased from Pegasus Aviation. Taken stored at Luano Airport, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo in December 2010.

Offered for sale in 'flyable' condition for US$275.000.

Photo source - Olivier Manzambi via Kia Muck

113

Global Airways (D.R. Congo)
9Q-COD
December 2010

Purchased from Pegasus Aviation. Taken stored at Luano Airport, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo in December 2010.

Offered for sale in 'flyable' condition for US$275.000.

Photo source - Olivier Manzambi via Kia Muck

114

Global Airways (D.R. Congo)
9Q-COD
December 2010

Purchased from Pegasus Aviation. Taken stored at Luano Airport, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo in December 2010.

Offered for sale in 'flyable' condition for US$275.000.

Photo source - Olivier Manzambi via Kia Muck

115

GTRA Airways
9Q-COD
July 2011

Purchased from Global Airways. Taken stored at Luano Airport, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo in July 2011.

Its general condition is still good but soon deteriorated under harsh climatic conditions.

Photo source - Parasmo Costantino

116

GTRA Airways
9Q-COD
October 2012

Purchased from Global Airways. Taken stored at Luano Airport, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo 23 October 2012 outside the I.T.A.B. maintenance facility.

Its general condition is not good after nearly four years of inactivity.

It was offered for sale as 'flyable' in September 2012 for US$250,000 but it never flew again.

Photo source - Jules Watts

117

GTRA Airways
9Q-COD
October 2012

Purchased from Global Airways. Taken stored at Luano Airport, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo 23 October 2012 outside the I.T.A.B. maintenance facility.

Its general condition is not good after nearly four years of inactivity.

It was offered for sale as 'flyable' in September 2012 for US$250,000 but it never flew again.

At some point during 2015 it was moved to a tourist resort northeast of Lubumbashi.

Photo source - Jules Watts

118

Ferme Hasna
9Q-COD
June 2019

Transferred from GTRA Airways. Taken at Hasna Farm, near Futuka Village, a tourist resort off the main N5 road from Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo to Mwangalala, Democratic Republic of the Congo 30 June 2019.

The Rolls-Royce Dart engines were removed before the aircraft was moved to this location.

The front cabin door is open but there are no access steps.

The future doesn't bode well as it has now been here for four years but just looks like it is abandoned.

Photo source - Sahil Valand

119

Ferme Hasna
9Q-COD
October 2019

Transferred from GTRA Airways. Taken at Hasna Farm, near Futuka Village, a tourist resort off the main N5 road from Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo to Mwangalala, Democratic Republic of the Congo 21 October 2019.

The Rolls-Royce Dart engines were removed before the aircraft was moved to this location.

It is starting to look shabby after four years since it moved from the airport.

Photo source - Crystal Chang

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Ferme Hasna
9Q-COD
October 2019

Transferred from GTRA Airways. Taken at Hasna Farm, near Futuka Village, a tourist resort off the main N5 road from Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo to Mwangalala, Democratic Republic of the Congo 21 October 2019.

The Rolls-Royce Dart engines were removed before the aircraft was moved to this location.

It is starting to look shabby after four years since it moved from the airport.

Photo source - Crystal Chang

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