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Viscount c/n 224

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Below are the 133 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 224 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-THG
March 1957

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '625'. Taken landing at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1957 after a test flight.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

2

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THG
August 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '625'. Taken at an unknown location in August 1958.

Photo source - Doug Seagrim collection

3

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THG
June 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '625'. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada circa June 1959.

A wonderful view with the D.o.T. hangar in the background.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

4

Air Canada
CF-THG
June 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '625'.

A postcard view taken circa 1965.

Note the black fleet number on the tail which was later changed to white.

Photo source - Reg Bailey collection

5

Air Canada
CF-THG
June 1967

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '625'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in June 1967.

Note that the fleet number on the tail has now changed to white.

Photo source - John F Ciesla

6

Air Canada
CF-THG
June 1970

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '625'. A superb photo taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in June 1970 next to the new terminal building.

One of the two Viscounts behind is CF-THT (C/N 302).

Photo Ref RD25

Photo source - Rod Digney

7

Air Canada
CF-THG
March 1974

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '625'. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in March 1974 shortly before disposal.

Photo Ref CSL2149

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

8

Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THG
June 1974

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in June 1974 with the propellers removed.

Photo Ref V1174

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

9

Harrison Air
CF-THG
April 1978

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken stored at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in April 1978.

It is still in the basic Air Canada livery minus titles.

It was used to supply parts for Viscount CF-TIC (C/N 383).

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

10

Harrison Air
CF-THG
May 1980

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken stored at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in May 1980. It is still in the basic Air Canada livery minus titles.

It was used to supply parts for Viscount CF-TIC (C/N 383).

Photo source - Gary Vincent

11

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
May 1981

Purchased from Harrison Airways. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in May 1981.

It was used as a ground instruction trainer.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

12

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
June 1982

Purchased from Harrison Airways. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada circa June 1982.

It was used as a ground instruction trainer.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

13

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
June 1986

Purchased from Harrison Airways. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada 13 June 1986.

The tail to the left belongs to an early twin engined Lockheed Jetstar N329J and the aircraft on the right is ex RCAF Avro Canada CF-100 18767.

Photo Ref BAPCN0063

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

14

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
June 1994

Purchased from Harrison Airways. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada circa June 1994.

It was used as a ground instruction trainer.

Photo source - Andreas Wecker

15

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
June 1995

Purchased from Harrison Airways. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada circa June 1995.

It was used as a ground instruction trainer.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

16

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
August 1995

Purchased from Harrison Airways. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada circa August 1995.

It was used as a ground instruction trainer.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo Ref NN214

Photo source - Jan Stroomenbergh

17

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
October 1997

Purchased from Harrison Airways. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada 16 October 1997.

It was used as a ground instruction trainer.

Photo source - British Columbia Aviation Museum collection

18

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
October 1998

Purchased from Harrison Airways. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada 16 October 1998.

It was used as a ground instruction trainer.

Photo source - Paul Chandler

19

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
June 1999

Purchased from Harrison Air. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada 6 June 1999.

It was used as a ground instruction trainer.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

20

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
September 1999

Purchased from Harrison Airways. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada 12 September 1999.

It was used as a ground instruction trainer.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - AirNikon

21

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
February 2000

Purchased from Harrison Airways. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in February 2000.

It was used as a ground instruction trainer and is today getting a good wash.

Photo source - Rob Rindt

22

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
May 2000

Purchased from Harrison Airways. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in May 2000.

It was used as a ground instruction trainer.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - Peter Garwood

23

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
May 2000

Purchased from Harrison Airways. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in May 2000.

It was used as a ground instruction trainer.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - Peter Garwood

24

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
August 2000

Purchased from Harrison Airways. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada 27 August 2000.

It was used as a ground instruction trainer.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

25

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
September 2003

Purchased from Harrison Airways. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada 27 September 2003.

It was used as a ground instruction trainer.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - Carlos A Morillo

26

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
September 2004

Purchased from Harrison Airways. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada 11 September 2004.

It was used as a ground instruction trainer.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - Stuart Haigh

27

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
April 2005

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in April 2005 prior to the move to Victoria International Airport.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - Rick Dion

28

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
April 2005

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in April 2005 prior to the move to Victoria International Airport.

This view shows the poor condition of the nosewheel tyres that need to be sorted before it can be towed to the barge.

Photo source - Rick Dion

29

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
April 2005

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. This view shows the aircraft being loaded onto the barge at the Vancouver Airport Sea Plane Base in April 2005.

Photo source - Nickel Brothers House Moving Ltd

30

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
April 2005

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Having been loaded onto the barge at the Vancouver Airport Sea Plane Base it now awaits a tug to tow it across to the Victoria Airport Sea Plane Base in Patricia Bay in April 2005.

Photo source - Richard Cook

31

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
April 2005

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Having been loaded onto the barge at the Vancouver Airport Sea Plane Base it now awaits a tug to tow it across to the Victoria Airport Sea Plane Base in Patricia Bay in April 2005.

Photo source - Glenn Pearce

32

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
April 2005

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. After arrival at the Victoria Airport Sea Plane Basein Patricia Bay, the aircraft is ready to be towed off the barge and up the road to Victoria International Airport in April 2005.

Photo source - Nickel Brothers House Moving Ltd

33

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
April 2005

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. After arrival at the Victoria Airport Sea Plane Basein Patricia Bay, the aircraft is ready to be towed off the barge and up the road to Victoria International Airport in April 2005.

Photo source - Nickel Brothers House Moving Ltd

34

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
April 2005

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. After arrival at the Victoria Airport Sea Plane Basein Patricia Bay, the aircraft is ready to be towed up the road to Victoria International Airport in April 2005.

Photo source - Nickel Brothers House Moving Ltd

35

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
April 2005

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. After arrival at the Victoria Airport Sea Plane Basein Patricia Bay, the aircraft is ready to be towed up the road to Victoria International Airport in April 2005.

Photo source - Dave M

36

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2005

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. A cockpit view taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in June 2005 before restoration began.

Photo source - Rick Dion

37

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2005

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Two of the museum restoration team taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in June 2005.

Photo source - Rick Dion

38

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2005

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. A view of the cabin taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in June 2005 years before restoration could begin on the furnishings.

Photo source - Rick Dion

39

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2005

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in June 2005 years before restoration could begin on the furnishings.

Photo source - Rick Dion

40

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2005

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. A view of the original toilet taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in June 2005.

Photo source - Rick Dion

41

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
April 2006

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 11 April 2006.

Note the Conair Douglas A-26B Invader fire fighting aircraft in the background.

Photo source - William Jesse

42

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2006

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in June 2006.

Photo source - Terry Baker

43

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2007

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in June 2007 while the exterior of the aircraft was being re-painted in Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery.

Photo source - Saville Hambleton

44

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
September 2007

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Taken at Victoria Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in September 2007 while the exterior of the aircraft was being re-painted in Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery.

Photo source - Saville Hambleton

45

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
September 2007

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in September 2007 while the exterior of the aircraft was being re-painted in Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery.

Photo source - Dave Peters

46

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
September 2007

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in September 2007 while the exterior of the aircraft was being re-painted in Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery.

Photo source - Dave Peters

47

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
September 2007

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in September2007 while the exterior of the aircraft was being re-painted in Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery.

Photo source - Dave Peters

48

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
September 2007

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in September 2007 while the exterior of the aircraft was being re-painted in Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery.

Photo source - Dave Peters

49

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
September 2007

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in September 2007 while the exterior of the aircraft was being re-painted in Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - Dave Peters

50

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
September 2007

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in September 2007 while the exterior of the aircraft was being re-painted in Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - Dave Peters

51

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
September 2007

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Working from photos and the drawing in the flight ops manual, Dave Peters, a former Air Canada Captain, has started to re-create a radio panel for CF-THG.

Photo source - Dave Peters

52

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
September 2007

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. An extra fuel flow gauge was created for the restoration, the one on the left is real and the one on the right is fake.

The dial of the fake is a photo copy of the original dial glued to the face of an oil pressure gauge from an unknown source.

Photo source - Dave Peters

53

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
March 2008

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in March 2008.

Photo source - Bill Stephens

54

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
April 2008

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in April 2008.

Progress continues on the Captains and First Officers panels with team member Al Catterall going to Winnipeg to search for parts.

Photo source - Dave Peters

55

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
April 2008

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in April 2008.

Progress continues on the Captains and First Officers panels with team member Al Catterall going to Winnipeg to search for parts.

Photo source - Dave Peters

56

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
April 2008

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 18 April 2008.

Progress continues on the Captains and First Officers panels with team member Al Catterall going to Winnipeg to search for parts.

Photo source - Dave Peters

57

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2008

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in June 2008.

Photo source - Bill Tench

58

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2008

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in June 2008.

Photo source - Bill Tench

59

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
July 2008

Purchased from British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 1 July 2008 with the final touches being applied to the livery.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - Chris Chennell

60

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
July 2008

Purchased from British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 2 July 2008.

Photo source - Mark Germani

61

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
July 2008

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 10 July 2008 after the 'smile' was put back onto the aircraft.

Photo source - Dave Peters

62

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
July 2008

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 10 July 2008 after the 'smile' was put back onto the aircraft.

Photo source - Dave Peters

63

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
September 2008

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 4 September 2008.

Photo source - Dave Peters

64

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
December 2008

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 18 December 2008.

Two days later the aircraft was covered in 2 feet of snow.

Photo source - Dave Peters

65

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
March 2009

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 21 March 2009.

Photo source - William Jesse

66

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
March 2009

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 21 March 2009.

Photo source - William Jesse

67

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
March 2010

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in March 2010 in its new hangar where it had just been polished.

Photo source - Dave Peters

68

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
March 2010

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in March 2010 in its new hangar where it had just been polished.

Photo source - Dave Peters

69

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
July 2010

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 15 July 2010 in its new hangar.

A view of the highly polished and slim port engine nacelles which house the Rolls-Royce RDa3 Mark 506 engines.

A superbly restored aircraft.

Photo source - Dave Peters

70

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
July 2010

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 15 July 2010 in its new hangar.

A view of the No.4 Rolls-Royce RDa3 Mark 506 engine showing how easy it was to access it for maintenance work.

Photo source - Dave Peters

71

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2010

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 12 August 2010.

Here, Brian R Burrage (bottom right), co-founder of the Vickers Viscount Network hands over a new perspex wing cover to Dave Peters for fitment to the aircraft as part of the continual restoration of this wonderful aircraft.

Behind Dave (left to right) are John Lewis, Bob Hallworth and Al Catterall who also spend a lot of their spare time helping to restore this aircraft to its former glory.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

72

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2010

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 12 August 2010.

This shows the old perspex cover that is broken and clouded over due to the effects of ultra-violet light from the sun.

The new one originated from a spares package that was shipped aboard South African Air Force Viscount 150 (C/N 280) on her delivery flight in 1958 but never used.

There were two of these in the consignment of spares that had recently been donated by Lucas Chambers of Avocet UK Ltd.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

73

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2010

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 12 August 2010.

Here is one of the perspex covers fitted to the starboard wing.

The green indicator gives a visual confirmation to anyone viewing from the cabin window that the starboard main landing gear is down and in the safe position.

As you can see from the previous photo the cover was originally held in place by a series of screws but on this aircraft it is held by a quick release flap, which was probably a local TCA modification.

Photo source - Dave Peters

74

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2010

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 12 August 2010.

Here, Dave Peters is trying out some of the other new condition parts donated by Lucas Chambers of Avocet UK Ltd and taken out by Brian R Burrage during his visit.

These are hydraulic pipes and fittings that form part of the nose leg steering system. Unfortunately there wasn't a hydraulic ram to match the one seen in the foreground.

They will probably make one out of wood, which when painted silver will look like the real thing.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

75

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2010

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 12 August 2010.

Here the No.4 (starboard outer) engine cowlings get a good buffing which is very hard work and also very messy.

The end result is well worth the effort, especially now that the aircraft is not exposed to the harsh Canadian winters.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

76

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2010

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625.

During Brian R Burrage's visit to see CF-THG at the BCAM, Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 12 August 2010 he met a very distinguished member of the museum team who works in the library department.

Norm Stoddard used to work for TCA and was part of the team of specialists who travelled over to Weybridge, Surrey, England in the early fifties to evaluate the TCA Viscount and the various systems.

Norm met George Edwards, Jock Bryce and a young Brian Trubshaw amongst others.

Jock took him for a trip in the Vickers Valiant.

As Norm was an avionics expert he was very impressed with the new systems on board, which were still effectively secret at that time.

Norm remembers that when the TCA aircraft were first delivered there were a lot of problems with the ADF (automated direction finder) navigation system.

He went on a test flight with a representative from Marconi and when they flew over New Jersey State in the USA the ADF needle went crazy as it picked up signals from all the local radio stations.

Needless to say, Marconi soon had a fix in place.

It was a real honour to shake the hand of someone who had met so many notable Viscount people.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

77

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
February 2011

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 17 February 2011 showing a view of the cabin interior before the restoration phase began.

Photo source - Dave Peters

78

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
February 2011

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 17 February 2011 showing a view of the cabin interior before the restoration phase began.

This shows how the double sheet perspex windows with their rubber coated frames were clamped into position.

Photo source - Dave Peters

79

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
February 2011

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 17 February 2011 showing a nice set of 'TCA' crew seats and table where the museum volunteers can sit and relax after working on the Viscount.

Photo source - Dave Peters

80

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
March 2011

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 20 March 2011.

Photo source - Alexander Cunningham

81

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
May 2011

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in May 2011 with the aircraft inside the hangar after sheltering for the winter.

During this period the restoration continued with a lot of work being done to the cabin interior and seating.

Photo source - Dave Peters

82

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
May 2011

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in May 2011 with the aircraft inside the hangar after sheltering for the winter.

During this period the restoration continued with a lot of work being done to the cabin interior and seating.

The cowlings are open on the No.4 (starboard outer) engine to show off all the hard work done to restore this Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engine externally to a standard fit to be seen.

Photo source - Dave Peters

83

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2011

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 14 June 2011 inside the hangar looking very smart after hundreds of hours of polishing by the dedicated museum team.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

84

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
March 2012

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 15 March 2012.

A view of the cabin with one of the now restored seats.

The museum introduced a scheme where individuals could sponsor the restoration of a seat and in return the museum created an 'occupied' tag.

This one, seat 6D was created for Brian R Burrage, the co-founder of this website and is a starboard window seat overlooking the No.3 Dart engine, which pleased him, as he was involved in the overhaul of the Dart engine from 1979 to 2015.

Photo source - Dave Peters

85

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
July 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 26 July 2014.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - Kai Hansen

86

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 1 August 2014.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - Dennis Camplin

87

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 1 August 2014.

Photo source - Dennis Camplin

88

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 1 August 2014.

This is the rear cabin door which leads to the nicely restored rear galley.

Photo source - Dennis Camplin

89

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 1 August 2014.

A view of the nicely restored rear galley.

Photo source - Dennis Camplin

90

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 1 August 2014.

A view of the nicely restored rear galley.

Photo source - Dennis Camplin

91

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 1 August 2014.

A view of the nicely restored cabin looking towards the front.

Photo source - Dennis Camplin

92

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 1 August 2014.

A view of the nicely restored cabin looking towards the rear.

Photo source - Dennis Camplin

93

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 1 August 2014.

A view of a pair of nicely restored cabin seats.

The museum introduced a scheme where individuals could sponsor the restoration of a seat and in return the museum created an 'occupied' tag with their name on it.

Photo source - Dennis Camplin

94

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
December 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 23 December 2014.

A view of the nicely restored rear galley. Dave and his fellow museum team members have done another great job.

Photo source - Dave Peters

95

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
December 2014

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 23 December 2014.

A view of the nicely restored rear galley with the two stainless steel coffee pots kindly donated by Robert W Arnold, from his collection.

Both Dave and Robert are Canadian researchers involved with this website.

Photo source - Dave Peters

96

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
July 2015

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in July 2015 basking in the sun.

This aircraft is in superb condition and is safely put away before the winter weather arrives.

Photo source - Dave Peters

97

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
September 2015

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 4 September 2015 and showing off the smart set of TCA steps.

It also shows the benefit of being under cover and always looking its best.

Photo source - Peter Weber

98

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
October 2015

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 6 October 2015 and showing off the smart set of TCA steps.

It also shows the benefit of being under cover and always looking its best.

Photo source - Frank Jäger

99

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
July 2016

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in July 2016.

A professional rendition of this superbly restored aircraft.

Photo source - Heath Moffat Photography

100

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
July 2016

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in July 2016.

A professional rendition of this superbly restored aircraft.

Photo source - Heath Moffat Photography

101

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
July 2016

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in July 2016.

A professional rendition of this superbly restored aircraft with the cockpit now lit up.

Photo source - Heath Moffat Photography

102

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2016

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 2 August 2016 being pushed out into the summer sun.

Photo source - John Scratchley

103

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2016

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 16 August 2016.

Photo source - fsll2 (flickr)

104

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
July 2017

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in July 2017.

Photo source - Jerry Richards

105

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2018

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 13 June 2018.

Photo source - Alain Skelding

106

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2018

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 13 June 2018.

Photo source - Alain Skelding

107

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2018

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 13 June 2018.

Photo source - Alain Skelding

108

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2018

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 13 June 2018.

The No.4 engine is displayed with the nacelle cowling open.

Note that the propeller is in the 'feathered' position with the red markings out of alignment.

Photo source - Alain Skelding

109

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2018

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 13 June 2018.

The No.4 engine is displayed with the nacelle cowling open.

Note the aluminium blanking plate at the front of the engine where the Water Methanol Control Unit was normally fitted.

TCA chose to operate their fleet without this power restoration system.

Photo source - Alain Skelding

110

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2018

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 13 June 2018.

The No.1 engine nacelle.

This propeller is in the 'ground fine pitch' position with the red markings in alignment.

Photo source - Alain Skelding

111

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
June 2018

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 13 June 2018.

Photo source - Alain Skelding

112

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
CF-THG
June 2018

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 13 June 2018.

A nice view of the galley at the rear.

Photo source - Alain Skelding

113

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
June 2018

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 13 June 2018.

A nice view of the immaculate cabin looking towards the cockpit.

Photo source - Alain Skelding

114

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
August 2018

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 25 August 2018, now basking in the summer sunshine.

Photo source - Dan Waldie

115

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
May 2019

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 13 May 2019 with the paintwork starting to look tatty after being stored outside during the winter for the first time since its restoration.

This is because the hangar is now occupied with the sections of Avro Lancaster B.X FM104, which is under restoration to fly again.

Photo source - Alex Boyko

116

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
May 2019

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 13 May 2019.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - Alex Boyko

117

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
May 2019

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 13 May 2019.

At least the cabin still looks smart in the sunshine with the galley at the rear.

Photo source - Alex Boyko

118

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
May 2019

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in May 2019.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - Bob Gillespie

119

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
May 2019

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in May 2019.

Note the 'feathered' No.4 propeller.

Photo source - Bob Gillespie

120

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)
CF-THG
May 2019

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada in May 2019.

Photo source - Bob Gillespie

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