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Viscount c/n 248

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Below are the 112 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 248 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

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXU
April 1957

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in April 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Most of the bare metal skin is covered in a thin blue plastic film to protect it from damage during assembly.

Note the domed cockpit pressure area before the final cosmetic skin was fitted.

Vickers Photo Ref MP5910 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXU
July 1957

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in late July 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the painting phase.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6438 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

3

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXU
August 1957

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop, now fully painted in Transair livery.

The aircraft behind is G-AOXV (C/N 249).

Vickers Photo Ref MP6500 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

4

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXU
September 1957

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in September 1957.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

5

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXU
September 1957

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in September 1957.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

6

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXU
September 1957

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken during a pre-delivery test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in September 1957.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

7

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXU
September 1957

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England 17 September 1957 shortly before departing on delivery.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6750 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

8

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXU
October 1957

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in October 1957 on a very wet day.

It is being towed away from a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's building.

Note the Handley Page Hermes IV in the murky background.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

9

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXU
November 1957

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa November 1957 on another wet day.

Photo source - Kate Yates collection

10

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXU
October 1958

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in October 1958 on yet another very wet and gloomy day.

Photo source - Frank Hudson

11

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXU
June 1959

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at Wadi Halfa Airport, Northern Sudan circa June 1959.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

12

Transair (UK) Ltd
G-AOXU
March 1960

Delivered new to Transair Ltd. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa March 1960.

Although this photo shows more of Air France Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation F-BHBH it is a nice view of Heathrow with the BEA maintenance facility in the background.

Photo source - Crash-Aerien.Aero

13

British United Airways (BUA)
G-AOXU
July 1960

Transair Ltd merged to form British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany circa July 1960.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

14

British United Airways (BUA)
G-AOXU
November 1960

Transair Ltd merged to form British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, France in November 1960 with Captain Jack Milner, originally from Canada and Stewardess Barbara Hey.

A month later they were married.

Photo supplied by their son Geoff.

The steep front steps were only suitable for the crew and maintenance staff as passengers entered through a set of proper steps at the port rear door.

Photo source - Geoff Milner

15

British United Airways (BUA)
G-AOXU
June 1961

Transair Ltd merged to form British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in June 1961, now with the Union Jack flag on the tail.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

16

British United Airways (BUA)
G-AOXU
July 1961

Transair Ltd merged to form British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Algiers Airport, Algeria in July 1961.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

17

British United Airways (BUA)
G-AOXU
October 1961

Transair Ltd merged to form British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 14 October 1961.

It later returned to Gatwick.

Photo source - Colin Smith

18

British United Airways (BUA)
G-AOXU
June 1962

Transair Ltd merged to form British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany in June 1962.

The other aircraft is a USAF Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

19

Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT)
SP-LVC
February 1963

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Okecie Airport, Warsaw, Poland circa February 1963.

Photo source - Piotr Cieslikowski

20

Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT)
SP-LVC
May 1963

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Brussels National Airport, Zaventem, Belgium circa May 1963 with Sabena providing the ground support.

Note the Sabena Convair 440 behind and the Belgian Air Force base at Melbroek in the far right background.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

21

Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT)
SP-LVC
June 1963

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Okecie Airport, Warsaw, Poland circa June 1963.

Photo source - Piotr Cieslikowski

22

Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT)
SP-LVC
July 1964

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa July 1964.

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

23

Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT)
SP-LVC
June 1965

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken departing from Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland circa June 1965.

Buchair Postcard Ref 6926

Photo source - Chris Jones collection

24

Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT)
SP-LVC
February 1966

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, Sweden in February 1966.

Photo source - Lars Söderström

25

Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT)
SP-LVC
May 1966

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland in May 1966.

Photo source - Nicky Scherrer

26

Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT)
SP-LVC
June 1966

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa June 1966.

Photo source - Seweryn Fleischer collection

27

New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-NAI
December 1966

Purchased from Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT). Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in December 1966 before departing on its long trip to New Zealand.

Photo source - Peter Lewis collection

28

New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-NAI
February 1967

Purchased from Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT). Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 4 February 1967 in the basic LOT livery with the New Zealand registration applied for the ferry flights.

Note the 'NZNAC' title on the tail.

Photo source - Eric Allen

29

New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-NAI
September 1967

Purchased from LOT - Polskie Linie Lotnicze and named 'City of Palmerston North'. Taken at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand circa September 1967.

At the time that this aircraft was painted, NAC had changed their livery but this aircraft was painted in the older livery which actually looks very smart.

Photo source - Richard Williams collection

30

New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-NAI
November 1968

Purchased from Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT) and named 'City of Palmerston North'. Taken at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand 24 November 1968.

Photo source - Doug Walker collection

31

New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-NAI
October 1969

Purchased from Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT) and named 'City of Palmerston North'. Taken at Rongotai Airport, Wellington, New Zealand 19 October 1969.

Note the unusual and possibly unique position of the control tower, up on the hill amongst the houses, to give a better view.

Photo source - David Phillip

32

New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-NAI
April 1972

Purchased from Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT) and named 'City of Palmerston North'. Taken at Mangere Airport, Auckland, New Zealand in April 1972.

Photo source - Don Noble

33

New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-NAI
November 1973

Purchased from Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT) and named 'City of Palmerston North'. Taken at Rongotai Airport, Wellington, New Zealand 6 November 1973.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

34

New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)
ZK-NAI
June 1975

Purchased from Polskie Linie Lotnicze (LOT) and named 'City of Palmerston North'. Taken at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand 11 June 1975 with all the NAC titles and logos removed pending the sale to Pearl Air.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

35

Pearl Air
VQ-GAB
July 1975

Purchased from New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC). Taken at Harewood Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand 1 July 1975 in a modifield NAC livery the day it departed on delivery, initially to Mombasa, Kenya.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

36

Pearl Air
VQ-GAB
July 1975

Purchased from New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC). Taken at Kai Tak Airport, Hong Kong in July 1975 during the delivery journey from Christchurch, New Zealand to Mombasa, Kenya.

The Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Ltd (HAECO) facility in the background was involved in a lot of maintenance work from Asian Viscount operators.

Photo source - Jerry Penwarden

37

Pearl Air
VQ-GAB
August 1975

Purchased from New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC). Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands in August 1975.

Photo source - Gary C Orlando collection

38

Pearl Air
VQ-GAB
August 1975

Purchased from New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC). Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands 24 August 1975.

Photo source - Andy Pope

39

Pearl Air
VQ-GAB
September 1975

Purchased from New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC). Taken at Point Salines International Airport, St George's, Grenada, Caribbean in late September 1975.

This was the only time it visited the country where it was registered.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

40

Pearl Air
VQ-GAB
May 1976

Purchased from New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC). Taken at Moi Airport, Mombasa, Kenya in May 1976 with sister 9Q-CRH (C/N 190) behind.

It was operating a freight service from Italy.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

41

Pearl Air
VQ-GAB
May 1976

Purchased from New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC). Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in May 1976.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

42

Pearl Air
VQ-GAB
May 1976

Purchased from New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC). Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in May 1976.

Photo source - Wolfgang Mendorf

43

Pearl Air
VQ-GAB
June 1976

Purchased from New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC). Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany 2 June 1976.

Photo source - Udo K Haafke

44

Pearl Air
VQ-GAB
September 1976

Purchased from New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC). Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in September 1976.

Photo source - Reinhard Zinabold

45

Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZB
May 1978

Purchased from Pearl Air. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England 16 May 1978 shortly after its ferry flight from Zestienhoven, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

46

Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZB
August 1978

Purchased from Pearl Air. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England 5 August 1978 the day before it entered service.

Photo source - Martin Stephen

47

Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZB
December 1978

Purchased from Pearl Air. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland 3 December 1978.

Photo source - Mark Piacentini

48

Dan-Air London
G-CSZB
May 1979

Leased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in May 1979 shortly after being repainted in full Dan-Air livery.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

49

Dan-Air London
G-CSZB
June 1979

Leased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken at Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England in June 1979.

Photo source - Robert Pittuck

50

Dan-Air London
G-CSZB
July 1979

Leased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in July 1979.

In the background is a Russian Antonov AN-12.

Photo source - Laurie Berryman via Mike Hooker

51

Dan-Air London
G-CSZB
July 1979

Leased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken at Shannon Airport, County Clare, Ireland circa July 1979.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

52

Dan-Air London
G-CSZB
August 1979

Leased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in August 1979.

Photo source - Eduard Marmet

53

Dan-Air London
G-CSZB
August 1979

Leased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken departing from Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England in August 1979.

Photo source - Nigel Musgrove

54

Dan-Air London
G-CSZB
October 1979

Leased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken at Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England 16 October 1979.

Photo source - Michael T (flickr)

55

Dan-Air London
G-CSZB
December 1979

Leased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in December 1979 on a very wet day.

In the background is a Dan-Air HS748.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

56

Dan-Air London
G-CSZB
January 1980

Leased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in January 1980 after a snow shower.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

57

Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-CSZB
April 1980

Returned from Dan-Air London lease. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 11 April 1980 operating in the full Dan-Air London livery.

Photo source - Steve Barnes

58

Philstone International Ltd
G-CSZB
September 1980

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken undergoing maintenance at Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England in September 1980 painted up in a basic Royal American Airways livery for a proposed sale which was not completed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

59

Philstone International Ltd
G-CSZB
March 1981

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken stored at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in March 1981 painted up in a basic Royal American Airways livery for a proposed sale which was not completed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

60

Philstone International Ltd
G-CSZB
April 1982

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken stored at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in April 1982 painted up in a basic Royal American Airways livery for a proposed sale which was not completed.

Only the No.4 Rolls-Royce Dart now remains installed, implying it was not worth removing.

The aircraft behind is G-CSZA (C/N 282) which was scrapped in August 1982 with the forward fuselage section going to the local fire training school.

Photo source - Fergal Goodman

61

Philstone International Ltd
G-CSZB
April 1982

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken stored at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in April 1982 painted up in a basic Royal American Airways livery for a proposed sale which was not completed.

Only the No.4 Rolls-Royce Dart now remains installed, implying it was not worth removing.

The aircraft behind is G-CSZA (C/N 282) which was scrapped in August 1982 with the forward fuselage section going to the local fire training school.

Photo source - David Johnstone collection

62

Philstone International Ltd
G-CSZB
April 1983

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken stored at Exeter Airport, Devon, England 23 April 1983 outside the West Country Aircraft Servicing Ltd facility with the propellers in the 'feathered' position.

Note the ex Moroccan Air Force Douglas C-47 in the background, now registered as N54599.

Photo source - Chris England

63

Philstone International Ltd
G-CSZB
July 1983

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken stored at Exeter Airport, Devon, England in July 1983 outside the West Country Aircraft Servicing Ltd facility, which can be seen in the background with the propellers in the 'feathered' position.

Note the ex Moroccan Air Force Douglas C-47B partially visible on the right, now registered as N54599 and later preserved in USAAF markings in the USA and the ex Rolls-Royce (and BEA before that) Armstrong Whitworth Argosy 102 G-APRM in the background that has been robbed of its Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 532-1 engines by Field Aircraft Services Ltd and was eventually scrapped in 1985.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

64

Philstone International Ltd
G-CSZB
October 1983

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport Ltd. Taken stored at Exeter Airport, Devon, England in October 1983 outside the West Country Aircraft Servicing Ltd facility with the propellers in the 'feathered' position.

Note the ex Moroccan Air Force Douglas C-47B in the background, now registered as N54599 and later preserved in USAAF markings in the USA.

Photo source - Tim Wright

65

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
November 1983

Purchased from Philstone International Ltd. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in November 1983 looking like it would never fly again.

BAF had other ideas!

Photo source - David Oates

66

Euroair Transport Ltd
G-CSZB
February 1985

Purchased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland 6 February 1985.

Photo source - Rolf Wallner

67

Euroair Transport Ltd
G-CSZB
March 1985

Purchased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1985.

Photo source - David Oates

68

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
July 1985

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and named 'Viscount Scotland'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 16 July 1985 during maintenance with all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines removed.

Photo source - Paul Kipping

69

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
December 1985

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and named 'Viscount Scotland'. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland circa December 1985.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

70

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
August 1986

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and named 'Viscount Scotland'. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 18 August 1986.

Note the large Bristow Helicopters facility in the background which showed how big the oil industry was to their operation.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

71

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
September 1987

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and named 'Viscount Scotland'. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 19 September 1987 now with 'British' titles.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

72

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
October 1987

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and named 'Viscount Scotland'. Taken landing at Leeds / Bradford Airport, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England in October 1987.

Photo source - Rex Holt

73

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
February 1989

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and named 'Viscount Scotland'. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland in February 1989.

A very angry looking sky that is obviously about to release a heavy rain shower.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

74

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
March 1989

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and named 'Viscount Scotland'. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland in March 1989.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

75

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
March 1989

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and named 'Viscount Scotland'. Taken taxying out for runway 33 at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland in March 1989.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

76

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
May 1989

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and named 'Viscount Scotland'. Taken at an unknown location in May 1989.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

77

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
May 1989

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and named 'Viscount Scotland'. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland in May 1989 on a curved approach to runway 33 avoiding Compass Head, which is where Peter took this wonderful shot from.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

78

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
June 1989

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and named 'Viscount Scotland'. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland circa June 1989.

Photo source - Stephen Allen

79

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
March 1990

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now un-named. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland circa March 1990 'beating up' the tower during a training flight.

This must have been pre-arranged to get such a great shot! Note the change in livery.

Photo source - Sumburgh Airport Air Traffic Control

80

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
September 1991

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now un-named. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 14 September 1991.

Photo source - David Cain

81

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
June 1992

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now un-named. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1992 undergoing major maintenance in the main BAF hangar.

The Rolls-Royce Dart engines have been removed to allow an inspection of the wing and nacelle structures.

Note the change to the tail livery.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

82

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
July 1992

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now un-named. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in July 1992.

Can anyone identify the stored aircraft in the background?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - David Oates

83

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
July 1992

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now un-named. Taken taxiing out at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland 21 July 1992 with Compass Head and a very low localised cloudbase in the background.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

84

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
July 1992

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now un-named. Taken taxiing out at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland 21 July 1992.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

85

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
August 1992

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now un-named. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 4 August 1992 operating an oil charter flight.

Photo source - Wolfgang Hut

86

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
February 1993

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now un-named. Taken arriving at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 18 February 1993 from Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Colin S Carr

87

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-CSZB
February 1993

Purchased from Euroair Transport Ltd and now un-named. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland 18 February 1993 with G-AOHM (C/N 162) behind.

Photo source - Colin S Carr

88

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-CSZB
May 1993

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 22 May 1993.

Photo source - Eric Melrose

89

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-CSZB
June 1993

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland circa June 1993 about to depart to Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Scotland with another Shell oil rig crew.

Photo source - Pete Smith

90

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-CSZB
September 1995

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland in September 1995 with all four Dart engines running and awaiting pushback.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

91

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-CSZB
March 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland 18 March 1996. With the starboard No.3 and No.4 engines already running at ground idle the co-pilot is about to press the starter button for one of the port engines.

The starter button automatically disengages after about two to three minutes to prevent the starter motor from becoming overheated.

The engine would normally start before this limit was reached and the starter drive would disengage by means of a centrifugal pawl system.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

92

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-CSZB
March 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. A view from the jumpseat during the takeoff from Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland on a flight to Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland 18 March 1996.

What is interesting is that the rate of climb instrument is currently showing a shallow rate of descent, which no doubt soon changed!

The central Dart engine gauges are showing around 300 to 350 PSI of torque (power) and around 500 to 525 degrees C (Jet Pipe Temperature).

At this point the engines are running at their maximum speed (14,500 RPM) which had a limit of 5 minutes before a reduced speed would need to be selected to continue the climb as the engines can only take very short periods at high stress loads.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

93

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-CSZB
March 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. A view of the overhead panel from the jumpseat during the takeoff from Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland on a flight to Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland 18 March 1996.

This panel has the anti-icing systems, fuel pumps and circuits, electrical generator gauges and switches and various navigation and communication radios.

The polished copper air vents are unusual.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

94

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-CSZB
March 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. A view from the jumpseat on the final approach to Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 18 March 1996.

Note the snow that has built up on the central windscreen. Luckily the pilots have their own heated windscreens to look out of, which also have wiper blades.

The runway visual range (RVR) is obviously above the legal horizontal minimum.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

95

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-CSZB
June 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken during a special flight from Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 21 June 1996.

Photo source - Gary Watt

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British World Airlines (BWA)
G-CSZB
June 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken on approach to Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland 29 June 1996. As this was the last Aberdeen to Sumburgh Shell Exploration and Production contract service Captain Peter Meldrum decided to beat up the airfield as a farewell jesture.

As you can see from this fine cabin view the weather was less than perfect with a 400 foot cloudbase. I'm sure those on board enjoyed this unique experience.

Colin certainly did!

Photo source - Colin S Carr

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British World Airlines (BWA)
G-CSZB
July 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 31 July 1996 while taxiing for a ferry flight with Captain Peter Meldrum in command to Rochford, Southend, Essex, England at the conclusion of the contract for Shell Exploration and Production.

Photo source - Colin S Carr

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British World Airlines (BWA)
G-CSZB
July 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken departing from Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 31 July 1996 for a ferry flight to Rochford, Southend, Essex, England after a very low pass along Aberdeen's runway 34 with Captain Peter Meldrum in command, at the conclusion of the contract for Shell Exploration and Production.

Photo source - Colin S Carr

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British World Airlines (BWA)
G-CSZB
May 1997

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa May 1997 with an ex Dan-Air BAC One-Eleven in the background.

Photo source - Nicholas Cox

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British World Airlines (BWA)
G-CSZB
September 1998

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 1 September 1998.

It was cut up into sections the following month with the forward fuselage section saved for preservation.

Photo source - Alan Allen

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J A Renton & Sons
G-CSZB
May 2002

Forward fuselage section acquired from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken in the haulage yard of J A Renton & Sons at 1 Ashby Road, Thringston, Coalville near Loughborough, Leicestershire, England 9 May 2002.

It was eventually sold circa June 2003 and moved for preservation at the Aeropark, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa August 2003.

Photo source - Dean Barnes

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East Midlands Aeropark
G-CSZB
July 2006

Forward fuselage section loaned by Colin Jacobs to the Aeropark aircraft display. Taken at Aeropark, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 29 July 2006.

At the time Colin was a member of the East Midlands Airport Volunteers Association.

Photo source - Ian Haskell

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East Midlands Aeropark
G-CSZB
May 2009

Forward fuselage section loaned by Colin Jacobs to the Aeropark aircraft display. Taken at Aeropark, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 25 May 2009.

Note Vickers Varsity T.1 WL626 (G-BHDD) in the background.

Photo source - John Maloney

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East Midlands Aeropark
G-CSZB
October 2010

Forward fuselage section loaned by Colin Jacobs to the Aeropark aircraft display. Taken at Aeropark, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 17 October 2010.

Photo source - Daniel Glover

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East Midlands Aeropark
G-CSZB
August 2011

Forward fuselage section loaned by Colin Jacobs to the Aeropark aircraft display. Taken at Aeropark, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 18 August 2011.

In the background is the forward fuselage section of Vickers Vanguard G-APES.

Photo source - George Stringer

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East Midlands Aeropark
G-CSZB
August 2011

Forward fuselage section loaned by Colin Jacobs to the Aeropark aircraft display. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 18 August 2011.

Photo source - George Stringer

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East Midlands Aeropark
G-CSZB
August 2012

Forward fuselage section loaned by Colin Jacobs to the Aeropark aircraft display. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in August 2012 on a rare occasion that the cabin door was open.

Photo source - Grantley Johnston

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East Midlands Aeropark
G-CSZB
March 2016

Forward fuselage section loaned by Colin Jacobs to the Aeropark aircraft display. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 13 March 2016.

Note the patriotic rear blanking panel and the forward fuselage section of Vickers Vanguard G-APES in the background.

Photo source - Steve Hall

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East Midlands Aeropark
G-CSZB
July 2018

Forward fuselage section loaned by Colin Jacobs to the Aeropark aircraft display. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 5 July 2018.

Photo source - Simon Brooke

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East Midlands Aeropark
G-CSZB
August 2018

Forward fuselage section loaned by Colin Jacobs to the Aeropark aircraft display. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 18 August 2018.

Hopefully it will get a repaint someday to match the smart condition of Vickers Vanguard G-APES, which still needs the white BEA lettering applied to the red squares.

Photo source - Mike McBey

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East Midlands Aeropark
G-CSZB
October 2018

Forward fuselage section loaned by Colin Jacobs to the Aeropark aircraft display. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 18 October 2018.

Hopefully it will get a repaint someday to match the smart condition of Vickers Vanguard G-APES.

Photo source - Nicky Marshall

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East Midlands Aeropark
G-CSZB
July 2021

Forward fuselage section loaned by Colin Jacobs to the Aeropark aircraft display. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 10 July 2021.

It is still awaiting a repaint.

Photo source - Graham Taylor

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