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Viscount c/n 212

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Below are the 11 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 212 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

Capital Airlines (USA)
N7457
July 1960

Delivered new to Capital Airlines with fleet number '375'. Taken at Rochester Municipal Airport, Monroe County, New York State, USA circa July 1960.

Photo source - Thomas Kirn

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United Air Lines
N7457
March 1967

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '375'. Taken at Pittsburgh Airport, Pennsylvania, USA in March 1967.

Photo source - Bob Garrard collection

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United Air Lines
N7457
October 1968

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '375'. Taken at Charleston Airport, West Virginia, USA circa October 1968.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from Capital Airlines.

Al worked for United at this airport and said that the 'airsteps' certainly helped turn the aircraft around quickly.

Photo source - Al Fields

4

United Air Lines
N7457
December 1968

Transferred from Capital Airlines due to a corporate merger retaining fleet number '375'. Taken at Atlanta Municipal Airport, Hartsfield, Georgia, USA 5 December 1968.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)
YS-28C
January 1973

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at Ilopango International Airport, San Salvador, El Salvador in January 1973.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the original Capital Airlines specification.

Does anyone recognise the location?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Dave Howell collection

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Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)
YS-28C
June 1973

Purchased from United Air Lines. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1973.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the original Capital Airlines specification.

Does anyone recognise the location?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

7

Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1773-X
March 1976

Purchased from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA). Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in March 1976 in a basic TACA International Airlines livery with Aeropesca titles and with the ferry registration suffix still applied.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the original Capital Airlines specification

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1773-X
May 1976

Purchased from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA). Taken stored at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa May 1976 in a basic TACA livery with Aeropesca titles and with the ferry registration suffix still applied.

It is being used as a source of spares to support the other Aeropesca Viscounts.

It was eventually overhauled and put into service in 1979.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Aeropesca Colombia
HK-1773
October 1979

Purchased from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA), and now re-registered from HK-1773-X and named 'Ciudad de Popayan'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in October 1979 after being overhauled and repainted.

Although this aircraft was not ex Aloha Airlines it adopted their colourful livery to match Aeropesca Colombia Viscounts C/N 112 and 232.

Interestingly, the aircraft had been re-registered HK-2382 in August 1979 but it is still carrying HK-1773 possibly for test flying purposes.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the original Capital Airlines specification

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

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Aeropesca Colombia
HK-2382
June 1980

Purchased from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA), and now re-registered from HK-1773 and still named 'Ciudad de Popayan'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia circa June 1980.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

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Aeropesca Colombia
HK-2382
May 1981

Purchased from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA), and now re-registered from HK-1773 and still named 'Ciudad de Popayan'. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in May 1981.

Note the heavily oil stained ground from decades of piston powered aircraft maintenance.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the original Capital Airlines specification

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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