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Viscount c/n 258

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Below are the 27 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 258 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-AOYI
June 1957

Originally being built for British European Airways (BEA) as a V.806. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in June 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

The aircraft in front is G-AOYH (C/N 257) which became G-AOYI before completion.

G-AOYH finally appeared as C/N 311 which was originally going to be G-APDW for Eagle.

All very confusing!

Vickers Photo Ref MP6525X2 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

Eagle Airways Ltd
G-APDW
September 1957

Delivered new to Eagle Airways Ltd. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England 12 September 1957 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Vickers Photo Ref MP6682 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Eagle Airways Ltd
G-APDW
December 1957

Delivered new to Eagle Airways Ltd. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Surrey, England 2 December 1957.

It is being prepared for its first flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7267 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

4

Eagle Airways Ltd
G-APDW
December 1957

Delivered new to Eagle Airways Ltd. Taken at Brooklands Airfield, Surrey, England 2 December 1957.

It is being prepared for its first flight.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7268 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

5

Eagle Airways Ltd
G-APDW
December 1957

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

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Eagle Airways Ltd
G-APDW
December 1957

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

Photo source - David Hedges collection

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Eagle Airways Ltd
G-APDW
February 1958

Delivered new to Eagle Airways Ltd. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England in February 1958.

Photo source - John Morris collection

8

Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAX
April 1958

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd named 'Enterprise'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England 20 April 1958 shortly before it departed on delivery to Bermuda.

Photo source - Ian MacFarlane

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Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAX
April 1958

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd named 'Enterprise'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England 20 April 1958 shortly before it departed on delivery to Bermuda.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAX
April 1958

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd named 'Enterprise'. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 20 April 1958 during the delivery to Bermuda.

Photo Ref V103

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAX
June 1958

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd named 'Enterprise'. Taken at Kindley Field, St David's Island, Bermuda circa June 1958.

An Eagle Airways publicity photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAX
June 1958

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd named 'Enterprise'. Taken at Kindley Field, St David's Island, Bermuda circa June 1958.

Photo source - Bill Poturica

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Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAX
June 1958

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd named 'Enterprise'. Taken at Kindley Field, St David's Island, Bermuda circa June 1958.

Photo source - Bill Poturica

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Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAX
July 1958

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd named 'Enterprise'. Taken arriving at Idlewild Airport, New York, USA circa July 1958 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Photo source - David Hedges collection

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Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAX
July 1958

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd named 'Enterprise'. Taken arriving at Idlewild Airport, New York, USA circa July 1958 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAX
October 1958

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd named 'Enterprise'. Taken at Idlewild Airport, New York, USA in October 1958.

Note the Eagle Airways Douglas DC-6C in the background as well as an Overseas National and Alitalia Douglas DC-6.

Photo source - John F Ciesla

17

Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAX
March 1959

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd named 'Enterprise'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England 12 March 1959.

It had returned to the UK for scheduled maintenance.

Photo source - Assoc of Transport Photographers & Historians ATPH

18

Maritime Central Airways
CF-MCJ
September 1959

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd. Taken at Goose Bay Airport, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada in September 1959.

Photo source - Al Robinson

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Maritime Central Airways
CF-MCJ
September 1959

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd. Taken at Goose Bay Airport, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada in September 1959.

Note the Maritime Central Airways Curtiss C-46 Commando in the background.

Photo source - Terry Baker

20

Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AMA
May 1963

Purchased from Maritime Central Airways. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands 23 May 1963 after suffering a failure on a service from Collinstown, Dublin, Ireland to Schiphol, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The top half of the port rear passenger door broke away over the North Sea at a altitude of 17,500 feet resulting in a sudden decompression that threw a member of the cabin crew against the cabin wall.

The captain reduced altitude below 10,000 feet and made a safe landing at Amsterdam.

The consequences of this type of failure under different circumstances could have been a lot worse.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

21

Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AMA
May 1963

Purchased from Maritime Central Airways. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands 23 May 1963 after suffering a failure on a service from Collinstown, Dublin, Ireland to Schiphol, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The top half of the port rear passenger door broke away over the North Sea at an altitude of 17,500 feet resulting in a sudden decompression that threw a member of the cabin crew against the cabin wall.

The captain reduced altitude below 10,000 feet and made a safe landing at Amsterdam.

The consequences of this type of failure under different circumstances could have been a lot worse.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

22

Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AMA
July 1963

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd. Taken departing from an unknown location circa July 1963 with a Trans-Canada Air Lines Douglas DC-8 and Trans World Airlines Boeing 707 in the background.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AMA
August 1963

Purchased from Maritime Central Airways and named 'St Connlaodh / St Conleth'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in August 1963.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

24

Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AMA
October 1964

Purchased from Maritime Central Airways and named 'St Connlaodh / St Conleth'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 3 October 1964 on a remote stand.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

25

Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AMA
May 1967

Purchased from Maritime Central Airways and named 'St Connlaodh / St Conleth'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa May 1967.

Photo source - Glenn Beltz

26

Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AMA
June 1967

Purchased from Maritime Central Airways and named 'St Connlaodh / St Conleth'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1967.

Photo source - Alan Lord collection

27

Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-AMA
June 1970

Purchased from Maritime Central Airways and named 'St Connlaodh / St Conleth'. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1970.

The aircraft behind is EI-AJI (C/N 289).

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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