08 December 2021
This website is regularly archived by the British Library who selectively archive websites with research values that are representative of British social history and cultural heritage.

Museum search


Viscount Survivors


59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

Viscount history


Discover the history of the Viscount with film, video, contemporary reports from the pages of Flight Magazine, our newsletters, and aircraft operational records and photos from our database.


Share your photos and stories


Our 'Live Magazine' is used by members and non-members to share their Viscount photos and stories with fellow enthusiasts located throughout the world in real time.

You are able to send in your photos, stories and comments by Facebook, Twitter or email and we will post them for all to enjoy.

Contact us


Join the Vickers Viscount Network
for FREE


Featured pages

Our website contains over 20,000 pages of photos and information that can all be accessed from the menu at the top of every page. Here are a few to get you started.



This website does not use cookies or capture your details


Established 2005
Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 179

Click on a photo to see a larger version

Below are the 27 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 179 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

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIH
June 1958

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Wright Brothers'. An atmospheric night shot taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands circa June 1958.

It had 'De Vliegende Hollander' titles on the starboard side.

There are other KLM types in the background including a Lockheed Super Constellation and a Convair 340.

This was produced as a period postcard.

Photo source - Ron Mak collection

2

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIH
July 1958

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Wright Brothers'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands in July 1958.

It had 'De Vliegende Hollander' titles on the starboard side.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

3

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIH
June 1959

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Wright Brothers'.

An atmospheric night shot taken at London Airport (Heathow), Middlesex, England in June 1959.

It had 'The Flying Dutchman' titles on the port side.

In the background is a Trans World Airlines (TWA) Lockheed Constellation and a BOAC Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.

Photo source - George Trussell

4

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIH
June 1959

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Wright Brothers'.

An atmospheric night shot taken at London Airport (Heathow), Middlesex, England in June 1959.

It had 'The Flying Dutchman' titles on the port side.

In the background is a Trans World Airlines (TWA) Lockheed Constellation and a BOAC Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.

Photo source - Richard Nash (Heathrow Historical)

5

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIH
June 1959

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Wright Brothers'. An atmospheric night shot taken at London Airport (Heathow), Middlesex, England in June 1959.

It had 'The Flying Dutchman' titles on the port side.

In the background is a BOAC Boeing 377 Stratocruiser.

Photo source - Richard Nash (Heathrow Historical)

6

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIH
June 1959

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Wright Brothers'. An atmospheric night shot taken at London Airport (Heathow), Middlesex, England in June 1959.

It had 'The Flying Dutchman' titles on the port side.

In the background are Lockheed Constellations operated by Trans World Airlines (TWA) and Qantas.

Photo source - Richard Nash (Heathrow Historical)

7

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIH
June 1959

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Wright Brothers'. An atmospheric night shot taken at London Airport (later known as Heathow), Middlesex, England in June 1959.

It had 'The Flying Dutchman' titles on the port side.

In the background is a Trans World Airlines (TWA) Lockheed Constellation.

Photo source - Richard Nash (Heathrow Historical)

8

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIH
October 1959

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Wright Brothers'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands circa October 1959 with an unidentified sister behind.

It had 'De Vliegende Hollander' titles on the starboard side.

Apart from several other KLM aircraft there is also an Aeroflot Tupolev TU-104 in the far background.

Photo source - S S Klop

9

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIH
October 1959

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Wright Brothers'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands circa October 1959.

It had 'De Vliegende Hollander' titles on the starboard side.

Photo source - S S Klop

10

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIH
June 1960

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Wright Brothers'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1960 in the new 'diagonal striped' tail second livery with 'KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines' titles.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

11

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIH
June 1961

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Wright Brothers'. Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands circa June 1961 keeping a Channel Air Bridge Bristol 170 Freighter Mk.32 company.

Photo source - David Barry Lloyd

12

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIH
April 1962

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Wright Brothers'. Taken at Brussels National Airport, Zaventem, Belgium in April 1962.

Photo source - Franc van Vliet collection

13

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIH
September 1964

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Wright Brothers'. Taken at Kristiansand Airport, Kjevik, Norway 26 September 1964.

Photo source - Gunnar Flak

14

Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM)
PH-VIH
April 1966

Delivered new to Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) named 'Wright Brothers'. Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands 30 April 1966.

A busy scene with two Channel Airways Viscounts in the background.

This was the time of year when tourists from the UK made a day trip to see the colourful Dutch Tulip Fields.

Photo source - Peter Leuvenink

15

Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOI
July 1966

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fergal' / 'Fearghal'. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 8 July 1966 after a repaint in full Aer Lingus livery by Scottish Aviation Ltd (SAL).

Unlike EI-AOG (C/N 172) this aircraft did not have a weather radar system installed during the period it was at SAL.

Note the tail of the USAF Douglas C-124 Globemaster II on the left.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

16

Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOI
September 1966

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fergal' / 'Fearghal'. Taken at a very quiet Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in September 1966.

Photo source - Paul A Tomlin

17

Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOI
April 1967

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fergal' / 'Fearghal'. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa April 1967 with the Mersey Estuary in the background.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

18

Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOI
April 1968

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fergal' / 'Fearghal'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 18 April 1968.

Photo source - Matthew McGrath

19

Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOI
June 1968

Purchased from Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. (KLM) and named 'St Fergal' / 'Fearghal'. Taken departing from City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England circa June 1968.

Note the airport apron security Bedford CA bus.

Photo source - Peter Shoesmith via Geoff Dowling

20

British Air Ferries (BAF)
EI-AOI
March 1971

Wet leased from Aer Lingus but using BAF cabin crews. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1971.

Surprising that it was repainted in a unique BAF livery for only a six month lease period.

Photo source - Brian Mells

21

British Air Ferries (BAF)
EI-AOI
May 1971

Wet leased from Aer Lingus but using BAF cabin crews. Taken at Côte d'Opale Airport, Le Touquet, Northern France 28 May 1971.

Surprising that it was repainted in a unique BAF livery for only a six month lease period.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

22

British Air Ferries (BAF)
EI-AOI
May 1971

Wet leased from Aer Lingus but using BAF cabin crews. Taken at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium 29 May 1971.

Surprising that it was repainted in a unique BAF livery for only a six month lease period.

In the background is Austrian Air Force Sikorsky S-65 5L-MA.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

23

British Air Ferries (BAF)
EI-AOI
June 1971

Wet leased from Aer Lingus but using BAF cabin crews. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1971. Surprising that it was repainted in a unique BAF livery for only a six month lease period.

Note the Southend-on-Sea Corporation Aviation Service Dennis Max fuel bowser and the BAF Bedford CA steps van.

Photo source - John Morris collection

24

British Air Ferries (BAF)
EI-AOI
July 1971

Wet leased from Aer Lingus but using BAF cabin crews. Taken at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium 2 July 1971.

Surprising that it was repainted in a unique BAF livery for only a six month lease period.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

25

British Air Ferries (BAF)
EI-AOI
July 1971

Wet leased from Aer Lingus but using BAF cabin crews. Taken departing from Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in July 1971.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

26

British Air Ferries (BAF)
EI-AOI
September 1971

Wet leased from Aer Lingus but using BAF cabin crews. Taken departing from Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in September 1971.

It is surprising that it was repainted in a unique BAF livery for only a six month lease period.

Note the Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair new forward fuselage section in the background. This was one of two that remained unused after the closure of the project with 21 aircraft converted.

These fuselage sections were eventually scrapped.

Photo source - Mick West

27

Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AOI
June 1972

Returned from British Air Ferries lease. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in June 1972.

It went into store as soon as it arrived back.

A proposed sale to Air Viet Nam was not completed and it never flew again and was broken up for scrap circa June 1973.

Does anyone know the date it was scrapped?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Bill Sheridan

28






29






30






31






32






33






34






35






36






37






38






39






40






41






42






43






44






45






46






47






48






49






50






51






52






53






54






55






56






57






58






59






60






61






62






63






64






65






66






67






68






69






70






71






72






73






74






75






76






77






78






79






80






81






82






83






84






85






86






87






88






89






90






91






92






93






94






95






96






97






98






99






100






101






102






103






104






105






106






107






108






109






110






111






112






113






114






115






116






117






118






119






120






Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

The Vickers Viscount Network is always interested to hear from anyone who has information or photographs to help complete the story of the Viscount. If you can help please contact us at
Information@VickersViscount.net.


Click here for more details about the Vickers Viscount Network

This website has been designed, built and is maintained by Geoff Blampied, Norwich, Norfolk, England.