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Viscount c/n 256

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Below are the 94 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 256 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

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYG
June 1957

Ordered by British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in June 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

On completion it was loaned to Vickers for three months and repainted in their livery.

The aircraft behind is G-AOYH (C/N 257) which was finally delivered re-registered as G-AOYI.

Beyond that is G-AOYI (C/N 258) which was actually completed as G-APDW for Eagle Airways.

G-AOYH finally emerged as C/N 311.

All very confusing!

Vickers Photo Ref MP6196 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYG
August 1957

Ordered by British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in August 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop during the painting phase.

On completion it was loaned to Vickers for three months and repainted in their livery.

The aircraft behind is G-AOYH (C/N 257) which was finally delivered re-registered as G-AOYI.

Beyond that is G-AOYI (C/N 258) which was actually completed as G-APDW for Eagle Airways.

G-AOYH finally emerged as C/N 311.

All very confusing!

Vickers Photo Ref MP6525 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

3

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYG
October 1957

Ordered by British European Airways (BEA) and named 'R M A Charles Darwin'. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Surrey, England 7 October 1957 departing for another test flight.

It soon transferred to Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England for more test flights.

On completion it was loaned to Vickers for three months and repainted in their livery.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6859 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

4

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYG
November 1957

Ordered by British European Airways (BEA). Taken during a test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in November 1957.

Before delivery it was loaned to Vickers for three months and repainted in their livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

5

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYG
November 1957

Ordered by British European Airways (BEA). Taken during a test flight from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in November 1957.

Before delivery it was loaned to Vickers for three months and repainted in their livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

6

Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-AOYG
March 1958

Loaned from British European Airways (BEA) for tropical trials use to replace G-AOYF. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa late March 1958.

It will soon be repainted in BEA livery and finally entered service with them.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

7

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYG
June 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa June 1961 in the later 'Red Square' livery with SAS Sud SE210 Caravelle LN-KYI in the background.

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

8

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYG
May 1966

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 31 May 1966 during a quiet period.

Note the dual registration positions.

Photo source - Bill Bushell

9

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYG
April 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Benbecula Airport, Outer Hebrides, Scotland 4 April 1967.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

10

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYG
June 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 19 June 1967 inside the BEA maintenance facility.

It is undergoing an extensive inspection including some repainting.

Note the acoustic phone hood and revised position of the registration on the tail.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

11

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYG
March 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa March 1968 with the new four storey office block nearing completion.

The 'Welcome to Gatwick' sign has not yet been installed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

12

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYG
May 1969

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 25 May 1969.

Photo source - Bill Rich

13

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYG
October 1969

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken arriving at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England 15 October 1968.

Unusually, all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines are still running.

It was normal practice to shut down the outboard engines shortly after completing the landing run.

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

14

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYG
April 1971

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 12 April 1971.

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward fuselage.

Photo source - Steve Williams

15

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYG
April 1971

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 20 April 1971.

Photo source - Nick Ellis collection

16

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYG
April 1971

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 20 April 1971.

All four Rolls-Royce Dart engines are now running and the aircraft is ready to depart.

Photo source - Nick Ellis collection

17

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYG
May 1971

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in May 1971.

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Keith Till

18

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYG
July 1971

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium in July 1971.

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

19

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYG
July 1971

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man circa July 1971.

Photo source - Claus Hudetz collection

20

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYG
August 1971

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken arriving at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany 22 August 1971.

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

21

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYG
August 1971

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken taxying out at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany 22 August 1971.

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

22

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYG
August 1971

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken taxying out at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, West Germany 22 August 1971.

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Ralf Manteufel

23

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYG
October 1971

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in October 1971 with pupils of Deyes Lane County Secondary School, Magull, who were going on an educational trip to Carlisle and back.

Photo source - Liverpool Echo

24

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYG
April 1972

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 8 April 1972 in the new orange livery.

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Steve Williams

25

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYG
June 1972

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken arriving at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa June 1972.

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

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - John Young

26

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYG
July 1972

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken arriving at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in July 1972.

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

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Mike Pitman

27

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYG
August 1972

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken arriving at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland 17 August 1972.

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

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Mark Piacentini

28

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYG
January 1973

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in January 1973 with Viscount G-AOYS (C/N 267) in the background.

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Steve Williams

29

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYG
July 1973

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 24 July 1973.

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Paul Robinson

30

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYG
June 1974

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa June 1974.

Note the small 'Cambrian' titles on the lower forward fuselage.

Photo source - Michael Blank

31

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYG
July 1974

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken departing from Orly Airport, Paris, France in July 1974.

Note the small 'Cambrian' titles on the lower forward fuselage.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

32

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYG
October 1974

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in October 1974.

Note the small 'Cambrian' titles on the lower forward fuselage.

Photo source - Charlie Stewart

33

Alidair
G-AOYG
March 1975

Leased from British Airways (BA). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 31 March 1975.

Photo source - John Smith

34

Alidair
G-AOYG
April 1975

Leased from British Airways (BA) in British Airways (BA) livery with Alidair titles. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in April 1975 shortly before it was returned to British Airways.

Photo source - George Stringer

35

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYG
September 1975

Returned from Alidair lease. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands in September 1975.

Photo source - John Morris collection

36

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYG
July 1977

Returned from Alidair lease. Taken arriving at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, Germany 7 July 1977.

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

Photo source - Udo K Haafke

37

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYG
June 1978

Returned from Alidair lease. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1978 from the spectators viewing terrace.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

38

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYG
June 1979

Returned from Alidair lease. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa June 1979 in the BA maintenance area with a de Havilland Trident in the background.

Photo source - Trevor Davies

39

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYG
October 1980

Returned from Alidair lease. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in October 1980 being pushed back from the gate with all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines running.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

40

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYG
November 1980

Returned from Alidair lease. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 9 November 1980. The large hangar in the background belonged to Bristow Helicopters who supported the oil industry by transporting crews out to the North Sea oil rigs. 'YG' frequently returned to Aberdeen when she became part of the BAF fleet, again, in support of the oil industry.

Photo source - Gary Watt

41

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYG
June 1981

Returned from Alidair lease. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales circa June 1981 undergoing maintenance and 'British ' title painting. (Does anyone remember the actual date?).

This was the last BA Viscount to pass through their Welsh maintenance facility hence the 'team' photo. George is standing on the starboard side with his left arm on the lower fuselage.

A heck of a lot of people involved in keeping the old birds flying!

Photo source - George Rollo

42

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYG
April 1982

Returned from Alidair lease. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in early April 1982 shortly after arriving for storage.

Note the 'British' titles worn at this time.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

43

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYG
April 1982

Returned from Alidair lease. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in April 1982 after its retirement from BA service.

The tail visible belongs to G-AOYO (C/N 264) which was also recently retired from BA service.

Note the sections of other Viscounts that never made it back in service.

Photo source - Dietrich Eggert collection

44

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYG
May 1982

Returned from Alidair lease. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in May 1982 after its retirement from BA service with G-AOYR (C/N 266) behind and two more visible.

Photo source - George Rollo

45

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYG
September 1983

Returned from Alidair lease. Taken stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in September 1983.

The aircraft behind are G-APIM (C/N 412) and G-AOYO (C/N 264).

Photo source - Derek Gaynor

46

Guernsey Airlines
G-AOYG
June 1984

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Viscount Guernsey'. Taken on a photo sortie from Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1984.

This was produced as an airline issue postcard.

Photo source - Tony Ackers L.B.I.P.P.

47

Guernsey Airlines
G-AOYG
July 1984

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Viscount Guernsey'. Taken landing at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in July 1984.

Photo source - Sarah Ward

48

Guernsey Airlines
G-AOYG
August 1984

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Viscount Guernsey'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 1 August 1984.

Photo source - Hoppie

49

Guernsey Airlines
G-AOYG
August 1984

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Viscount Guernsey'. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 10 August 1984.

Photo source - Planecrazy Slide Store

50

Guernsey Airlines
G-AOYG
August 1984

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Viscount Guernsey'. Taken arriving at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 12 August 1984 in the evening sun.

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

Photo source - Fergal Goodman

51

Guernsey Airlines
G-AOYG
August 1984

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Viscount Guernsey'. Taken arriving at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 12 August 1984 in the evening sun.

Photo source - Fergal Goodman

52

Guernsey Airlines
G-AOYG
June 1985

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Viscount Guernsey'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1985 undergoing maintenance with BAF.

Note the distinctive chimney in the background which was a good landmark.

Photo source - David Oates

53

Guernsey Airlines
G-AOYG
July 1985

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Viscount Guernsey'. Taken departing from Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 28 July 1985.

Photo source - Michael T (flickr)

54

Guernsey Airlines
G-AOYG
October 1985

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Viscount Guernsey'. Taken landing at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England 12 October 1985.

Photo source - Mike Hooker

55

Guernsey Airlines
G-AOYG
May 1986

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Viscount Guernsey'. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England 4 May 1986.

Photo source - Trevor S Hall

56

Guernsey Airlines
G-AOYG
June 1986

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Viscount Guernsey'. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England circa June 1986.

Photo source - Ray Brettle

57

Guernsey Airlines
G-AOYG
July 1986

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Viscount Guernsey'. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands in July 1986 in company with G-BLOA (C/N 259).

Note the different title styles.

Photo source - Jez Masterman

58

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
August 1986

Returned from Guernsey Airlines lease. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in August 1986.

It had returned to service with BAF still in the full Guernsey Airlines livery.

Photo source - Peter Moore

59

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
August 1986

Returned from Guernsey Airlines lease. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland in August 1986.

It returned to service with BAF still in the full Guernsey Airlines livery.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

60

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
September 1986

Returned from Guernsey Airlines lease. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 12 September 1986.

It had returned to service with BAF still in the full Guernsey Airlines livery.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

61

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
September 1986

Returned from Guernsey Airlines lease. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 27 September 1986.

It had returned to service with BAF still in the full Guernsey Airlines livery.

Photo source - Stuart Prince

62

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
October 1986

Returned from Guernsey Airlines lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in October 1986.

It had returned to service with BAF still in the full Guernsey Airlines livery.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

63

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
December 1986

Returned from Guernsey Airlines lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 20 December 1986.

It had returned to service with BAF still in the full Guernsey Airlines livery.

Photo source - Steve Barnes

64

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYG
June 1987

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 26 June 1987 just three days after it joined the Virgin fleet.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

65

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYG
June 1987

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1987.

Photo source - Roger Syratt

66

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYG
July 1987

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken landing at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England 7 July 1987.

Photo source - Johan Ljungdahl

67

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYG
August 1987

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in August 1987.

Photo source - Paul Robinson

68

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYG
September 1987

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in September 1987.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

69

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYG
October 1987

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 26 October 1987.

Photo source - Tony Rogers

70

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYG
April 1988

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Beek Airport, Maastricht, Netherlands 3 April 1988.

Photo source - Frank Schaefer

71

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYG
April 1988

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Beek Airport, Maastricht, Netherlands 3 April 1988.

Photo source - Frank Schaefer

72

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYG
April 1988

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken landing at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in April 1988.

Photo source - Frank Schaefer

73

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYG
May 1988

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in April 1988 with sister G-APEY (C/N 382) in the foreground.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

74

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYG
June 1988

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Beek Airport, Maastricht, Netherlands in June 1988 being prepared for a feeder service to the UK.

Photo source - Wolfgang Mendorf

75

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYG
June 1988

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken departing from Beek Airport, Maastricht, Netherlands in June 1988 on a feeder service to the UK.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

76

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
October 1988

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 28 October 1988 during the naming ceremony to honour Sir Peter Masefield.

Sir Peter is standing at the top of the steps.

Photo source - Albert Kitchenside

77

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
November 1988

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in November 1988 in the 'British' livery shortly after it was named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield' on the port side.

Photo source - Franz Fink‎ - ' Propellerfaszination'

78

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
April 1989

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. Taken arriving at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England circa April 1989.

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

Photo source - Stephen Allen

79

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
May 1989

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1989.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

80

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
June 1989

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. Taken landing at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in June 1989.

Photo source - Bill Sheridan

81

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
June 1989

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 2 June 1989.

Photo source - Udo K Haafke

82

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
July 1989

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland circa July 1989 in front of the terminal building.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

83

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
April 1990

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 8 April 1990 with a revised tail logo.

Photo source - Darth Vader

84

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
May 1990

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 19 May 1990.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

85

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
June 1990

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland circa June 1990.

The aircraft in the middle is G-AOYN (C/N 263) with another one behind, next to a Beechcraft King Air.

In the foreground is a Sikorsky S-61N belonging to British International Helicopters and also a British Airways (BA) BAe 748 behind, which was also powered by the Rolls-Royce Dart.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

86

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
June 1990

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland circa June 1990 taxying out to runway 31.

The aircraft in the middle is G-AOYN (C/N 263) with another one behind, next to a Beechcraft King Air.

In the foreground is a Sikorsky S-61N belonging to British International Helicopters and also a British Airways (BA) BAe 748 behind, which was also powered by the Rolls-Royce Dart.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

87

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
July 1990

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England in July 1990.

Photo source - Malcolm D Stride

88

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
December 1990

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. Taken at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium 1 December 1990.

Photo source - Michael Baldock

89

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
November 1991

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. A superb view of the lefthand curving approach to runway 33 at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland 19 November 1991 avoiding the high ground.

First Officer Willem Heyneker is flying the aircraft whilst Peter takes a quick shot.

There is another BAF Viscount holding ready to enter the runway when advised.

The terminal building is on the right with maintenance hangars on the left with three Sikorsky S61N helicopters visible.

This is a daylight only approach runway, hence the lack of landing lights.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

90

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
November 1991

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. A superb view of the final approach to runway 33 at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland 19 November 1991.

First Officer Willem Heyneker is flying the aircraft whilst Peter takes a quick shot.

There is another BAF Viscount holding ready to enter the runway when advised.

The terminal building is on the right.

This is a daylight only runway with no approach landing lights.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

91

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
November 1993

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in November 1993 minus its tail and engine nacelles.

Photo source - Frank Schaefer

92

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
November 1993

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease and now named 'Viscount Sir Peter Masefield'. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 21 November 1993 minus its tail and engine nacelles and now covered in a dusting of snow.

Photo source - Simon Brooke

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Hanningfield Metals
G-AOYG
January 1994

Purchased from British Air Ferries (BAF) for metal recovery. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in January 1994 awaiting scrapping.

Photo source - David Oates

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Hanningfield Metals
G-AOYG
February 1994

Purchased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Hanningfield Metals yard at West Hanningfield, Essex, England in February 1994 after the sections of the aircraft have been transferred from Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England.

Photo source - oldprops.ukhome.net

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