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Viscount c/n 191

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Below are the 32 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 191 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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Standard Oil Company
N306
February 1957

Delivered new to the Standard Oil Company. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in February 1957.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

It also has a weather radar system installed but the radome is well disguised by the livery.

In 1958 this was changed to a black radome and in 1960 to a light grey radome.

Both spoilt the original livery.

Vickers Photo Ref MP11922 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

Standard Oil Company
N306
September 1958

Delivered new to the Standard Oil Company. Taken at Omaha Airport, Nebraska, USA in September 1958.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

It now has a black radome.

Photo source - John Barton

3

Standard Oil Company
N306
January 1960

Delivered new to the Standard Oil Company. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 21 January 1960 in the second livery.

Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed and that the radome is now grey instead of black.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

4

Standard Oil Company
N306
September 1958

Delivered new to the Standard Oil Company. Taken at Omaha Airport, Nebraska, USA in September 1958.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - John Barton

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Standard Oil Company
N306
March 1967

Delivered new to the Standard Oil Company. Taken at San Francisco International Airport, California, USA in March 1967 in the third livery.

Photo source - Jay Sherlock

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Standard Oil Company
N306
June 1967

Delivered new to the Standard Oil Company. Taken at an unknown European location circa June 1967.

In the background is a Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair CL-44 Yukon.

They became the Canadian Armed Forces in 1968 which helps us date this photo.

In between is a German registered Hansa Jet.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Standard Oil Company
N306
June 1968

Delivered new to the Standard Oil Company. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland 2 June 1968 and looking very smart.

Photo source - Peter F Peyer

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Standard Oil Company
N306
June 1968

Delivered new to the Standard Oil Company. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland 2 June 1968 and still looking very smart.

Photo source - Roger Frossard

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Standard Oil Company
N306
October 1974

Delivered new to the Standard Oil Company. Taken at San Francisco International Airport, California, USA in October 1974 in their fourth livery.

Photo source - Clinton H Groves collection (ATP)

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Go Transportation Inc
N306
February 1976

Transferred from Stephen M Birdman. Taken at an unknown location circa February 1976 with 'Deep Purple' titles on the nose as part of a rock music tour.

Photo source - Glenn Thrower collection

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Go Transportation Inc
N306
April 1977

Transferred from Stephen M Birdman. Taken at Burbank Airport, California, USA circa April 1977 with 'America' titles on the nose as part of a rock music tour which took place in February / March 1977.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and also the caption on the nosewheel door, typical of the humour in the 1970s.

The stars indicated the number of tours operated.

Photo source - Steve Birdman

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Go Transportation Inc
N306
February 1979

Transferred from Stephen M Birdman. Taken at an unknown location circa February 1979.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Russell Brown collection

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Go Transportation Inc
N306
July 1979

Transferred from Stephen M Birdman. Taken at Burbank Airport, California, USA 10 July 1979.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Go Transportation Inc
N306
September 1979

Transferred from Stephen M Birdman. Taken at Burbank Airport, California, USA 29 September 1979.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Dave Thirlwall collection

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Go Transportation Inc
N306
October 1979

Transferred from Stephen M Birdman. Taken at Burbank Airport, California, USA 5 October 1979 at a Go maintenance facility.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Royal American Airways (RA)
N140RA *
August 1981

Transferred from Ronald J Clark. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in August 1981, now repainted in Royal American Airways livery and re-registered from N306.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

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Go Transportation Inc
N140RA *
April 1982

Transferred from Royal American Airways (RA). Taken at McCarren International Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 29 April 1982.

It is still in full Royal American livery with 'Go Viscount' now added below the cockpit windows.

Photo source - Michael Bernhard

18

Go Transportation Inc
N140RA *
July 1982

Returned from Royal American Airways (RA). Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa July 1982 now with 'Carefree David' titles.

They were an inclusive tour operator and were also operating N145RA (C/N 341) at the same time.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

19

Go Transportation Inc
N140RA
November 1982

Returned from Royal American Airways (RA). Taken at Lindbergh Field, San Diego, California, USA in November 1982 now with a plain white tail and 'Royal American' titles again.

Photo source - Frank C Duarte Jr.

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Atlantic Gulf Airlines
N140RA
December 1983

Leased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken departing from Miami International Airport, Florida, USA in December 1983 now with a tail logo applied.

Photo source - Bob Garrard collection

21

Atlantic Gulf Airlines
N140RA
December 1983

Leased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken landing at Miami International Airport, Florida, USA in December 1983.

Photo source - Bob Garrard collection

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Atlantic Gulf Airlines
N140RA *
September 1984

Leased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken at Nassau Airport, Bahamas 30 September 1984 after a storm has passed through.

It is in a revised livery and no longer carries any titles or the tail logo.

Photo source - Elliot Epstein

23

Atlantic Gulf Airlines
N140RA *
June 1985

Leased from Go Transportation Inc. Taken at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida, USA circa June 1985.

Photo source - Bill Poturica

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Bank of America
N140RA *
June 1986

Repossessed from Go Transportation Inc. Taken departing from Fort Lauderdale Airport, Florida, USA circa June 1986.

Note the 'Go Transportation' logo under the side cockpit window.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

25

Bank of America
N140RA *
January 1989

Repossessed from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in January 1989 with the No.2 and No.4 Rolls-Royce Dart engines removed.

Photo source - Geoffrey C Cripps collection

26

Bank of America
N140RA *
April 1989

Repossessed from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 10 April 1989 with the No.2 and No.4 Rolls-Royce Dart engines removed.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

27

Bank of America
N140RA *
May 1989

Repossessed from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 31 May 1989 with the No.2 and No.4 Rolls-Royce Dart engines removed.

Photo source - Mike Head - Jet Wash Photos

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Turbo Aire Holdings Inc
N140RA *
February 1992

Purchased from the Bank of America. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 1 February 1992 with the tail of N145RA (C/N 341) in the background.

Photo source - Rich Tregear

29

Turbo Aire Holdings Inc
N140RA *
September 1992

Purchased from the Bank of America. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa September 1992 with N145RA (C/N 341) just visible on the left and N24V (C/N 228) on the right.

Photo source - Dobry Vojak

30

Turbo Aire Holdings Inc
N140RA *
April 1993

Purchased from the Bank of America. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 1 April 1993.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

31

Turbo Aire Holdings Inc
N140RA
April 1993

Purchased from the Bank of America. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 6 April 1993.

Photo source - Frank Schaefer

32

Walter L Cole
N140RA *
April 1995

Purchased from Turbo Aire Holdings Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 9 April 1995.

The aircraft just visible on the right is N24V (C/N 228).

Photo source - Phil Blinkhorn

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