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

Viscount c/n 220

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Below are the 32 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 220 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-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THC
January 1957

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '621'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa January 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft is being prepared for undercarriage retraction tests which Vickers describes as 'the chassis'. The two aircraft behind are CF-THD (C/N 221) and CF-THE (C/N 222).

Note that this was the first TCA Viscount to be delivered fitted with a weather radar system.

Photo source - British Columbia Aviation Museum collection

2

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THC
July 1957

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '621'. Taken at an unknown location circa July 1957 now repainted in the 'white top' livery.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

3

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THC
September 1960

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '621'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada circa September 1960.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

4

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THC
May 1964

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '621'. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada circa May 1964, shortly before the transfer of the fleet to form Air Canada.

The visible tail of the aircraft behind is CF-THS (C/N 279) which is now preserved in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

5

Air Canada
CF-THC
March 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '621'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in March 1965 with the remains of the winter's snow still evident.

Photo source - Mike Ody collection via George Trussel

6

Air Canada
CF-THC
May 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '621'. Taken at O'Hare Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA 17 May 1965.

Note that the baggage trollies are still in their TCA livery.

Photo Ref FRP061

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

7

Air Canada
CF-THC
December 1967

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '621'. Taken at an unknown location in December 1967.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Air Canada
CF-THC
March 1968

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '621'. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada circa March 1968.

Photo source - Air Canada Family Network

9

Air Canada
CF-THC
March 1968

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '621'. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada circa March 1968.

Photo source - Air Canada Family Network

10

Air Canada
CF-THC
June 1968

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '621'. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in June 1968.

Photo source - Rod Digney

11

Air Canada
CF-THC
December 1968

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '621'. Taken at a very bleak Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in December 1968.

The port outer propeller is whipping up the loose snow off of the ramp as it taxies out for takeoff having been freshly de-iced.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

12

Air Canada
CF-THC
February 1969

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '621'. Taken at Tacoma Airport, Seattle, Washington State, USA in February 1969.

A bleak winters day failed to stop the operation of the Viscount or the Braniff International Boeing 727 behind.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Air Canada
CF-THC
April 1971

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '621'. Taken landing at John F Kennedy Airport, New York, USA in April 1971.

Photo source - Jay Selman

14

Air Canada
CF-THC
July 1971

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '621'. A nice view of the No.4 (starboard outer) Rolls-Royce Dart engine nacelle on a flight from London Airport, Ontario, Canada to Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 17 July 1971.

Photo source - Gary Vincent

15

Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THC
May 1975

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in May 1975 minus its engines.

Unfortunately the aircraft behind cannot be identified as the rudder has moved away from the neutral position.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THC
March 1977

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in March 1977.

The aircraft was scrapped in 1976 except for the forward fuselage section seen here lying in the deep snow awaiting disposal.

This photo has been created from a photo of CF-THP (C/N 276) as it is significant in the history of this remaining part of the aircraft.

Photo Ref RSG-13A

Photo source - Robert S Grant collection

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Goulet Enterprises
CF-THC
September 1975

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in September 1975.

It is in the process of being scrapped with the rear fuselage section already shredded.

The forward fuselage section was saved along with the tail fin.

Photo Ref BW-463

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Goulet Enterprises
CF-THC
September 1975

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in September 1975.

It is in the process of being scrapped with the rear fuselage section already shredded.

The forward fuselage section was saved along with the tail fin, seen here still attached.

Photo Ref BW-464

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Goulet Enterprises
CF-THC
September 1975

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in September 1975.

It is in the process of being scrapped with the rear fuselage section already shredded.

The forward fuselage section was saved along with the tail fin.

Photo Ref BW-465

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Goulet Enterprises
CF-THC
September 1975

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in September 1975.

It is in the process of being scrapped with the rear fuselage section already shredded.

The forward fuselage section was saved along with the tail fin.

Photo Ref BW-467

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

21

Goulet Enterprises
CF-THC
September 1975

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in September 1975.

It is in the process of being scrapped with the rear fuselage section already shredded.

A view from the forward cabin looking rearward.

The forward fuselage section was saved along with the tail fin.

Photo Ref BW-468

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

22

Goulet Enterprises
CF-THC
September 1975

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in September 1975.

It is in the process of being scrapped with the rear fuselage section already shredded.

A view of what remains of the cockpit.

The forward fuselage section was saved along with the tail fin.

Photo Ref BW-469

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

23

Goulet Enterprises
CF-THC
September 1975

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in September 1975.

It is in the process of being scrapped with the rear fuselage section already shredded.

The forward fuselage section was saved along with the tail fin, which is still attached here.

Photo Ref BW-471

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Goulet Enterprises
CF-THC
September 1975

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in September 1975.

It is in the process of being scrapped with the rear fuselage section already shredded.

The forward fuselage section was saved along with the tail fin, which is still attached here.

The Viscount in the far left distance cannot be identified.

Photo Ref BW-472

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Goulet Enterprises
CF-THC
September 1975

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in September 1975.

It is in the process of being scrapped with the rear fuselage section already shredded.

The forward fuselage section was saved along with the tail fin.

Photo Ref BW-474

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Goulet Enterprises
CF-THC
September 1975

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in September 1975.

It is in the process of being scrapped with the rear fuselage section already shredded.

The forward fuselage section was saved along with the tail fin, which is still attached here.

Photo Ref BW-475

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

27

Goulet Enterprises
CF-THC
September 1975

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in September 1975.

It is in the process of being scrapped with the rear fuselage section already shredded.

The forward fuselage section was saved along with the tail fin.

Photo Ref BW-476

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Goulet Enterprises
CF-THC
September 1975

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in September 1975.

It is in the process of being scrapped with the rear fuselage section already shredded.

The forward fuselage section was saved along with the tail fin.

The Viscount in the far right background cannot be identified.

Photo Ref BW-479

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

29

Goulet Enterprises
CF-THC
June 1977

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in March 1977.

The forward fuselage section is lying on its starboard side.

Luckily the toilet is empty!

Photo Ref CSL-1179

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

30

Goulet Enterprises
CF-THC
July 1977

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Saint Malo, Manitoba, Canada circa July 1977 on Goulet Enterprises property.

This is the tail section but the rudder is from another unidentified aircraft as it does not have the matching Maple Leaf part of the emblem.

Photo Ref NN-174

Photo source - Mark Barda collection

31

Keith Olson
CF-THC
April 1987

Forward fuselage section purchased from Goulet Enterprises. Taken at Keith Olson's farm yard at East Selkirk, Manitoba, 60 KM northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in April 1987.

circa 1992 Keith sold it to a restaurant owner.

Does anyone know where it went and what eventually happened to it?

Photo source - Bernie King collection

32

Keith Olson
CF-THC
September 1987

Forward fuselage section purchased from Goulet Enterprises. Taken at Keith Olson's farm yard at East Selkirk, Manitoba, 60 KM northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in September 1987.

This site was also used to store artifacts belonging to the Western Canada Aviation Museum such as the wing section in the foreground.

circa 1992 Keith sold it to a restaurant owner.

Does anyone know where it went and what eventually happened to it? Photo Ref CSL3773

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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