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Viscount c/n 197

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Below are the 45 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 197 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

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL
December 1957

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'James Cook'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in December 1957.

Photo source - Aeronautica Australia

2

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL
January 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'James Cook'. Taken at Llanherne Airport, Hobart, South East Tasmania, Australia circa January 1958.

Photo Ref AB713-1-6482

Photo source - Librairies Tasmania Photographic Archive

3

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL
June 1961

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'James Cook'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in June 1961 in a revised 'orange tail' livery.

Photo source - Ben Dannecker

4

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL
September 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'James Cook'. Taken at Launceston Airport, Northern Tasmania, Australia circa September 1962.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

5

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL
January 1964

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) now named 'George Evans'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in January 1964 in a later livery.

Note the weather radar nose which was installed circa 1962 as a result of an airworthiness directive following the crash of VH-TVC (C/N 46).

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

6

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL
March 1967

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) now named 'George Evans'. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia circa March 1967 parked outside the Department of Civil Aviation hangar as the TAA maintenance ramp was full at the time.

Photo source - David A Carter

7

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL
June 1967

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) now named 'George Evans'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in June 1967.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

8

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL
September 1967

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) now named 'George Evans'. Taken at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 24 September 1967.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

9

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL
August 1968

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) now named 'George Evans'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in August 1968.

In the background is TAA V.756D VH-TVM (C/N 373) and one other which have been in storage since 1967.

Photo source - Aeronautica Australia

10

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL
March 1969

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) now named 'George Evans'. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in March 1969 with two TAA Fokker F27 Friendships in the background.

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

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Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL
May 1969

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) now named 'George Evans'. Taken departing from Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa May 1969.

Photo source - Greg Bell

12

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL
May 1969

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) now named 'George Evans'. Taken at West Mead Airport, Adelaide, South Australia 22 May 1969.

Note that the 'Super Viscount' title on the tail is unfinished after a local repair.

Photo source - Nigel K Daw collection

13

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL
October 1969

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) now named 'George Evans'. Taken stored at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in October 1969.

Note that the 'Super Viscount' title on the tail is still unfinished after a local repair.

Also note de Havilland Australia DHA-3 Drover VH-AZS which was based on some aspects of the Dove design but was really a totally different aircraft with a third engine added to the nose and a tail wheel undercarriage.

Photo source - Aeronautica Australia

14

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL
October 1969

Delivered new to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) now named 'George Evans'. Taken stored at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in October 1969.

Note that the 'Super Viscount' title on the tail is still unfinished after a local repair.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

15

Toowoomba Aviation Museum
VH-TVL
October 1978

Donated by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Toowoomba Aviation Museum, Queensland, Australia in October 1978.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Toowoomba Aviation Museum
VH-TVL
August 1980

Donated by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Toowoomba Aviation Museum, Queensland, Australia 6 August 1980.

Photo source - Daniel Tanner

17

Toowoomba Aviation Museum
VH-TVL
July 1987

Donated by Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA). Taken at Toowoomba Aviation Museum, Queensland, Australia 1 July 1987.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

18

Jim Aspromourgus
VH-TVL
August 2004

Purchased from the Toowoomba Aviation Museum. Taken at Wildmans Trusses and Frames timber yard adjacent to Toowoomba Airfield, Queensland, Australia in August 2004.

Photo source - Grahame Higgs collection

19

Jim Aspromourgus
VH-TVL
August 2004

Purchased from the Toowoomba Aviation Museum. Taken at Wildmans Trusses and Frames timber yard adjacent to Toowoomba Airfield, Queensland, Australia in August 2004.

Photo source - Grahame Higgs collection

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Jim Aspromourgus
VH-TVL
August 2004

Purchased from the Toowoomba Aviation Museum. Taken at Wildmans Trusses and Frames timber yard adjacent to Toowoomba Airfield, Queensland, Australia in August 2004.

Photo source - Grahame Higgs collection

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Jim Aspromourgus
VH-TVL
January 2007

Purchased from the Toowoomba Aviation Museum. Taken at Wildmans Trusses and Frames timber yard adjacent to Toowoomba Airfield, Queensland, Australia 16 January 2007.

Photo source - Dave Wilson

22

Jim Aspromourgus
VH-TVL
April 2012

Purchased from the Toowoomba Aviation Museum. Taken at Wildmans Trusses and Frames timber yard adjacent to Toowoomba Airfield, Queensland, Australia 9 April 2012.

Photo source - Tony Coles

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Possum Park
VH-TVL
May 2013

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 28 May 2013.

A concrete pad has been constructed which will allow the aircraft to be built up.

Photo source - Peter Ranson

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Possum Park
VH-TVL
May 2014

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 3 May 2014.

A dummy set of wings and engine nacelles is being constructed.

This ex World War II munitions store is now a caravan park in a remote forest area.

Hopefully the Viscount will become an added attraction to the area.

Photo source - Peter Ranson

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Possum Park
VH-TVL
October 2014

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia in October 2014 and looking very smart now in its TAA livery.

The dummy wings, nacelles and propellers help to make this a very attractive exhibit and the restoration team are to be applauded for all their efforts in saving this aircraft.

Photo source - Peter Ranson

26

Possum Park
VH-TVL
October 2014

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia in October 2014 and looking very smart now in its TAA livery with the name 'George Evans' restored.

The dummy wings, nacelles and propellers help to make this a very attractive exhibit and the restoration team are to be applauded for all their efforts in saving this aircraft.

Photo source - Peter Ranson

27

Possum Park
VH-TVL
October 2015

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 16 October 2015 and looking very smart in its TAA livery.

The dummy wings, nacelles and propellers help to make this a very attractive exhibit.

Photo source - Alan Robert

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Possum Park
VH-TVL
November 2015

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 7 November 2015.

A circular ex WWII Lysaght hangar is now being erected over the aircraft to protect it from the harsh summer and winter weather.

Note that the starboard outer wing will protrude through the wall of the building.

Photo source - Alan Robert

29

Possum Park
VH-TVL
April 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 13 April 2018.

A circular ex WWII Lysaght hangar was completed in September 2016.

Photo source - George Hatchman

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Possum Park
VH-TVL
April 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 14 April 2018.

Photo source - George Hatchman

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Possum Park
VH-TVL
May 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. George has created realistic instrument faces in order to improve the appearance of the cockpit.

Photo source - George Hatchman

32

Possum Park
VH-TVL
May 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 12 May 2018.

George is ready to install the instrument panels in order to improve the appearance of the cockpit.

Photo source - George Hatchman

33

Possum Park
VH-TVL
May 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 12 May 2018.

The instrument panels have now been installed in order to improve the appearance of the cockpit.

Photo source - George Hatchman

34

Possum Park
VH-TVL
May 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 12 May 2018.

The blister hangar certainly protects the paintwork from the effects of the sun.

Note the stunted port wing with only one dummy Rolls-Royce Dart engine nacelle.

Photo source - George Hatchman

35

Possum Park
VH-TVL
May 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 12 May 2018 with owner David Hines at the port front cabin door with his faithful dog.

Photo source - George Hatchman

36

Possum Park
VH-TVL
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

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Possum Park
VH-TVL
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

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Possum Park
VH-TVL
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

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Possum Park
VH-TVL
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

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Possum Park
VH-TVL
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

41

Possum Park
VH-TVL
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018.

The cockpit restoration is ongoing.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

42

Possum Park
VH-TVL
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018.

The cockpit restoration is ongoing.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

43

Possum Park
VH-TVL
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018.

The cabin restoration is ongoing.

No doubt the cooling fans come in handy.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

44

Possum Park
VH-TVL
August 2018

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia 21 August 2018.

A view from the cabin into the rear fuselage section.

Photo source - Bill Smithies

45

Possum Park
VH-TVL
April 2019

Fuselage acquired by David Hines from Jim Aspromourgus. Taken at Possum Park, 20 KM north of Miles, Queensland, Australia in April 2019.

George has made a great job in reproducing these instruments and centre panel to try and make the cockpit section look more presentable.

Well done George!

A true labour of love!

Photo source - George Hatchman

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