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Viscount c/n 262

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Below are the 61 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 262 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.

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYM
September 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Loudon McAdam'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in September 1958 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's building.

Three more BEA Viscounts in the background as well as three BEA Douglas DC3 Pionairs.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYM
January 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Loudon McAdam'. Taken landing at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Alsace Region, France 18 January 1959.

A superb shot!

Photo source - Walter Janach

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYM
June 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Loudon McAdam'. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands in June 1959 with another Viscount behind.

The ground support is being provided by KLM.

Photo source - Dick Schipper

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYM
July 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Loudon McAdam'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 11 July 1959 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's building.

A nice selection of vehicles including an articulated Bedford coach, which is unusual, as these were normally used to take passengers to more remote stands.

There is a lot of construction work going on in the background as the airport expands.

Photo source - gcosserat (flickr)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYM
November 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Loudon McAdam'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 3 November 1959.

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

More BEA Viscounts and Douglas DC-3 Pionairs in the background.

Photo source - gcosserat (flickr)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYM
November 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Loudon McAdam'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 3 November 1959 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's building.

A nice selection of vehicles including an articulated Bedford coach, which is unusual, as these were normally used to take passengers to more remote stands.

There is a lot of construction work going on in the background as the airport expands.

Photo source - gcosserat (flickr)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYM
April 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 19 April 1960 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - Allan Hailstone

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at Schwechat Airport, Vienna, Austria circa June 1961.

Photo source - Erich Marek

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYM
June 1962

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at an unknown location in June 1962.

The car in front is a Vauxhall PA Cresta.

Photo source - Assoc of Transport Photographers & Historians ATPH

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYM
June 1963

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1963.

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

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYM
April 1964

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in April 1964 with an Aer Lingus Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair in the background.

Photo source - Kev Darling collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYM
August 1964

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 22 August 1964 with a British Eagle Viscount behind it.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYM
May 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in May 1967 outside the BEA engineering base.

The registration has now been repositioned to conform with new regulations.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYM
September 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in September 1967.

A busy scene with a BEA Bedford CA van in the foreground and the tail of a Modern Air Convair 990A Coronado in the background.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYM
September 1970

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1970 after a period of storage under the care of Marshall's.

It is about to undergo engine ground running in a dedicated area with a grass embankment to help reduce the noise levels.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYM
June 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken departing from an unknown location in June 1971 in the later 'Flying Union Jack' livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Cambrian Airways
G-AOYM
May 1972

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken departing Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 10 May 1972.

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

Photo source - Jonathan Walton

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Cambrian Airways
G-AOYM
June 1972

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1972.

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

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

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Cambrian Airways
G-AOYM
March 1973

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Kloten Airport, Zurich, Switzerland in March 1973.

Note the small 'British Airways' titles on the lower forward fuselage, prior to the official transfer.

Photo source - Urs Ruf

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Cambrian Airways
G-AOYM
March 1973

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands 21 March 1973.

Note the small 'British Airways' titles on the lower forward fuselage, prior to the official transfer.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYM
September 1973

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken arriving at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in September 1973 with BA titles applied to the ex Cambrian Airways livery.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 Mark 510 engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYM
June 1974

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England circa June 1974 with BA titles applied to the ex Cambrian Airways livery.

Photo source - Bob Vandereyt

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYM
May 1975

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1975.

Photo source - Dave Bougourd

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYM
August 1975

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken on short finals for runway 27 at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands circa August 1975 just as the sun starts to set.

Photo source - Mike Pitman

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYM
June 1976

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in June 1976.

Photo source - Steve Williams

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYM
December 1977

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England 22 December 1977.

Photo source - Trevor S Hall

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYM
April 1981

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland in April 1981 with 'British' titles which were later adopted by British Air Ferries (BAF) for a short period.

Photo source - Alan Gordon

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYM
August 1981

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England in August 1981 with 'British' titles which were later adopted by British Air Ferries (BAF) for a short period.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYM
September 1981

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France in September 1981 with 'British' titles which were later adopted by British Air Ferries (BAF) for a short period.

Photo source - Nicky Scherrer

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYM
January 1982

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at a wintry Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 14 January 1981 with 'British' titles which were later adopted by British Air Ferries (BAF) for a short period.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYM
March 1982

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Birmingham International Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England in March 1982 with 'British' titles which were later adopted by British Air Ferries (BAF) for a short period.

Photo source - David S Hall

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYM
May 1982

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Dalcross Airport, Inverness, Scotland 10 May 1982 before operating the last British Airways Viscount service from this airport down to Glasgow.

Photo source - Richard Proctor

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYM
May 1982

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Dalcross Airport, Inverness, Scotland 10 May 1982 before operating the last British Airways Viscount service from this airport down to Glasgow.

Photo source - Richard Proctor

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYM
May 1982

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Dalcross Airport, Inverness, Scotland 10 May 1982 before operating the last British Airways Viscount service from this airport down to Glasgow.

Photo source - Richard Proctor

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British Airways (BA)
G-AOYM
May 1982

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Dalcross Airport, Inverness, Scotland 10 May 1982 before operating the last British Airways Viscount service from this airport down to Glasgow.

Captains Macdonald and Stenhouse were on the crew.

Do you know any of the other names?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Ian Donn

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYM
March 1984

Purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1984.

Photo source - Peter Jeffery

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYM
May 1984

Purchased from British Airways (BA) and now named 'Viscount Westminster'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in May 1984.

Photo source - David Oates

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYM
June 1984

Purchased from British Airways (BA) and named 'Viscount Westminster'. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland in June 1984.

Photo source - Eduard Marmet

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYM
June 1984

Purchased from British Airways (BA) and named 'Viscount Westminster'. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland in June 1984.

Photo source - Eduard Marmet

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYM
October 1984

Purchased from British Airways (BA) and named 'Viscount Westminster'. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 10 October 1984.

Photo source - Kerry Taylor

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Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-AOYM
February 1985

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 21 February 1985 which was the day the aircraft was handed over on lease to Manx Airlines.

There is a BAF Viscount in the background.

Photo source - Paul Purser

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Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-AOYM
April 1985

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 4 April 1985 whilst undergoing maintenance outside the BAF engineering facility.

Photo source - Tony Rogers

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Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-AOYM
May 1985

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at an unknown location in May 1985.

Photo source - Kev Darling collection

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Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-AOYM
May 1985

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken departing from Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1985.

Photo source - Mike Kell

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Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-AOYM
May 1985

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken departing from Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1985.

Photo source - Mike Kell

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Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-AOYM
June 1985

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England circa June 1985.

Photo source - Ray Brettle

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Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-AOYM
August 1985

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man in August 1985 together with a Manx Airlines Shorts SD3-60.

Photo source - Austin John Brown collection

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Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-AOYM
September 1985

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken landing at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man in September 1985.

Photo source - Mark Parfitt

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Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-AOYM
September 1985

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken arriving at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man in September 1985.

Photo source - Mark Parfitt

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Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-AOYM
September 1985

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken arriving at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man in September 1985.

Photo source - Mark Parfitt

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYM
October 1985

Returned from Manx Airlines lease. Taken departing Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 23 October 1985 on delivery to Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC) at Los Rodeos Airport, Santa Cruz, Tenerife Norte, Canary Islands, Spanish Territory.

The sale to Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC) was completed 25 October 1985.

Photo source - Jim Brazier

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYM
October 1985

Returned from Manx Airlines lease. Taken at Los Rodeos Airport, Santa Cruz, Tenerife Norte, Canary Islands, Spanish Territory 23 October 1985 minutes after arriving from Rochford, Southend, Essex, England.

The sale to Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC) was completed 25 October 1985.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

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British Air Ferries (BAF)
EC-DYC
May 1986

Leased from Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC). Taken departing from Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in May 1986.

Note that the nose undercarriage has already retracted but that the main undercarriage legs are only midway through their retraction cycle.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

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Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC)
EC-DYC
August 1986

Returned from British Air Ferries (BAF) lease. Taken at Los Rodeos Airport, Santa Cruz, Tenerife Norte, Canary Islands, Spanish Territory 31 August 1986.

Photo source - Román A Pérez

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Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC)
EC-DYC
December 1987

Returned from British Air Ferries (BAF) lease. Taken at Gando Airport, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spanish Territory in December 1987.

Photo source - D Miguel Ruiz

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Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC)
EC-DYC
December 1987

Returned from British Air Ferries (BAF) lease. Taken at Gando Airport, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spanish Territory 27 December 1987.

Note how close the airport is to the sea.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC)
EC-DYC
December 1989

Returned from British Air Ferries (BAF) lease. Taken at Los Rodeos Airport, Santa Cruz, Tenerife Norte, Canary Islands, Spanish Territory 15 December 1989.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

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Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC)
EC-DYC
January 1991

Returned from British Air Ferries (BAF) lease. Taken at Los Rodeos Airport, Santa Cruz, Tenerife Norte, Canary Islands, Spanish Territory 1 January 1991.

Photo source - Franz Fink‎ - ' Propellerfaszination'

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Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC)
EC-DYC
February 1992

Returned from British Air Ferries (BAF) lease. Taken stored at Los Rodeos Airport, Santa Cruz, Tenerife Norte, Canary Islands, Spanish Territory 19 February 1992.

Photo source - Kerry Taylor

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Brooklands Museum
G-AOYM
September 2015

This port outer wing section was removed by British Air Ferries (BAF) and a replacement fitted for some reason before the aircraft was sold to Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC).

It was then donated to the Brooklands Museum along with the port outer wing section from G-AOHT (C/N 168) and the rudder from another unidentified BAF Viscount.

It is slowly being restored as an exhibit in the new 'factory' hangar. Photo taken 29 September 2015.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Brooklands Museum
G-AOYM
September 2015

This port outer wing section was removed by British Air Ferries (BAF) and a replacement fitted for some reason before the aircraft was sold to Lineas Aereas Canarias (LAC).

It was then donated to the Brooklands Museum along with the port outer wing section from G-AOHT (C/N 168) and the rudder from another unidentified BAF Viscount.

It is slowly being restored as an exhibit in the new 'factory' hangar. Photo taken 29 September 2015.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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