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Viscount c/n 263

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Below are the 122 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 263 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-AOYN
May 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Isaac Newton'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1958.

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

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

2

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYN
October 1960

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Isaac Newton'. Taken at an unknown location in October 1960.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

3

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Isaac Newton'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1961 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's building.

Photo source - Steven Howe

4

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYN
July 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Isaac Newton'. Soviet Cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin is sitting in the Co-pilot's seat during the flight from London to Manchester 12 July 1961.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

5

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYN
July 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Isaac Newton'. Soviet Cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin is sitting in the Co-pilot's seat during the flight from London to Manchester 12 July 1961.

Presumably this aircraft was chosen because of the appropriate name.

Photo source - Alan Beardmore collection

6

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYN
July 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Isaac Newton'. Soviet Cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin is sitting in the Co-pilot's seat during the flight from London to Manchester 12 July 1961.

Presumably this aircraft was chosen because of the appropriate name.

The caption on the instrument panel would seem to be for Yuri's benefit.

Photo source - Jamie Popplewell

7

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYN
July 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Isaac Newton'. Soviet Cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin is shaking hands with BEA Captain Stanley Key and thanking him for allowing him to 'fly' the Viscount during the flight from London to Manchester 12 July 1961.

Sadly Captain Key lost his life in the crash of BEA Trident G-ARPI at Staines 18 June 1972 along with the other 117 souls on board.

Photo source - Ria Novosti Science Photo Library

8

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYN
July 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Isaac Newton'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 12 July 1961 after the arrival of the Soviet Cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin from London.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

9

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYN
July 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A Sir Isaac Newton'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England with Soviet Cosmonaut Major Yuri Gagarin waving goodbye before boarding the aircraft for his return trip to London Airport 12 July 1961.

Yuri had flown up in the morning in the same aircraft and took over the controls from the Co-pilot's seat.

Photo source - Gurbir Singh

10

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England circa June 1962 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

The camera shutter speed has stopped the propellers.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

11

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1963.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

12

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYN
June 1964

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken descending over Studland Bay, Dorset, England circa June 1964 on a service from Jersey, Channel Islands to Hurn Airport, Bournemouth Hampshire.

The chalk rock pillars at the sharpest coastal point on the right, include 'Old Harry'.

Photo source - Graeme Hunt via Neil Hunt

13

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at an unknown location in June 1967.

Note the repositioned registration to comply with new regulations.

Photo source - Assoc of Transport Photographers & Historians ATPH

14

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYN
June 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Langenhagen Airport, Hannover, West Germany in June 1968.

Photo source - Dieter Howig collection

15

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYN
July 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa July 1968 with another BEA Viscount behind as well as a Vickers Vanguard and a de Havilland Trident 1C.

Photo source - Keith Till

16

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYN
March 1969

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 22 March 1969.

In the background is a BKS Bristol Britannia and a Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Lockheed C-130E Hercules.

CAF were regular visitors to Gatwick and utilised pier gates along with their civilian counterparts.

CAF Canadair CL-44 Yukons and CL-66 Cosmopolitans also made regular appearances and before that RCAF Bristol 170 Freighters and Douglas C-47 Dakotas were a familiar sight.

Photo source - Chris England

17

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYN
August 1971

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken arriving at Heathrow Airport, London, England in August 1971 in a later livery.

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

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

18

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYN
October 1972

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England circa October 1972.

Photo source - Bob Vandereyt

19

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYN
January 1973

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in January 1973.

Photo source - Steve Williams

20

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYN
June 1973

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 18 June 1973 with a BMA Viscount behind.

Photo source - Mike Pitman

21

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYN
July 1973

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in July 1973.

Note the small 'British Airways' titles on the lower forward fuselage.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

22

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYN
June 1974

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

Photo source - Bob Vandereyt

23

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYN
July 1974

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in July 1974.

Note the 'Cambrian' title now applied to the lower forward fuselage.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

24

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYN
October 1975

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at an unknown location in October 1975.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

25

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYN
June 1976

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

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

Photo source - Tom Carbis

26

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYN
June 1976

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

Note the Commer mobile stairs vehicle.

Photo source - Steve Williams

27

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYN
June 1976

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in June 1976 with three of the four Rolls-Royce Dart engines running prior to departure.

Photo source - Tom Carbis

28

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYN
June 1977

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1977.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

29

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYN
September 1978

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken in the southern maintenance area at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in September 1978.

Photo source - Paul Robinson

30

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYN
September 1978

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 12 September 1978.

Photo source - Glasgow Airport Aviation Enthusiasts Club (GAAEC)

31

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYN
January 1979

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken arriving at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in January 1979.

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

Photo source - Steve Barnes

32

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
April 1981

Purchased from British Airways (BA) and named 'Diane'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in April 1981 shortly after being rolled out in full BAF livery.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

33

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
April 1981

Purchased from British Airways (BA) and named 'Diane'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in April 1981 alongside G-AOYJ (C/N 259) on the far left and G-AOYP (C/N 265) in the middle which were both recently ferried from Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in their basic British Airways liveries.

Photo source - Keith Burton

34

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
April 1981

Purchased from British Airways (BA) and named 'Diane'. Taken departing from Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in April 1981.

Photo source - Keith Burton

35

Oasis Oil Company
G-AOYN
May 1981

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) named 'Diane'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 17 May 1981 after being rolled out with Oasis Oil titles and shortly before it departed on lease.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

36

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
July 1981

Returned from the Oasis Oil Company lease named 'Diane'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 12 July 1981 shortly after its return from lease.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

37

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
August 1981

Returned from the Oasis Oil Company still named 'Diane'. Taken departing from Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands circa August 1981.

Photo source - Jez Masterman

38

Occidental of Libya Inc
G-AOYN
January 1982

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in January 1982 shortly before departing on lease to warmer climes.

Richard worked at the airport and was prepared to venture out in less than ideal weather in order to capture important images like this.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

39

Occidental of Libya Inc
G-AOYN
April 1982

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Hal Far Airport, Malta in April 1982.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

40

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
June 1982

Returned from Occidental of Libya Inc lease. Taken at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium in June 1982.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

41

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
August 1982

Returned from Occidental of Libya Inc lease. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland in August 1982.

Photo source - Eduard Marmet

42

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
June 1983

Returned from Polar Airways lease. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in June 1983 with 'Aerolink' titles on the nose for a Pandair cargo contract.

Photo source - Jürgen Lutz

43

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
September 1983

Returned from Polar Airways lease. Taken at an unknown location in September 1983, now with 'BAF' titles on the nose.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

44

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
February 1984

Leased from Panavia Air Cargo Ltd and named 'Viscount Rotterdam'. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands in February 1984.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

45

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
March 1984

Leased from Panavia Air Cargo Ltd and named 'Viscount Rotterdam'. Taken arriving at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 31 March 1984.

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

An unusual view, showing the close proximity of housing, with a dock area and factories in the background.

Photo source - Rob Stock

46

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
June 1984

Leased from Panavia Air Cargo Ltd and named 'Viscount Rotterdam'. Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands in June 1984 named 'Viscount Rotterdam'.

Photo source - Frank de Koster collection

47

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
March 1985

Leased from Panavia Air Cargo Ltd and named 'Viscount Rotterdam'. Taken at a wet and stormy Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 23 March 1985 shortly before it re-entered service after a year in storage.

Note the name 'Viscount Rotterdam' has a tulip in place of the 'o' in Rotterdam.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

48

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
June 1986

Leased from Panavia Air Cargo Ltd and now renamed as 'Viscount Jersey'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in June 1986.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

49

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
July 1987

Leased from Panavia Air Cargo Ltd and now renamed as 'Viscount Jersey'. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands circa July 1987 with G-AOYL (C/N 261) and G-AOYR (C/N 266) in the later 'British' livery in front.

Photo source - Jez Masterman

50

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
August 1987

Leased from Panavia Air Cargo Ltd and now renamed as 'Viscount Jersey'. Taken arriving at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England circa August 1987 now with 'British' titles which were previously adopted by British Airways.

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

Photo source - Pentakrom (flickr)

51

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
May 1988

Leased from Panavia Air Cargo Ltd now renamed as 'Viscount Jersey'. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 15 May 1988.

Photo source - Andy Martin

52

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
May 1988

Leased from Panavia Air Cargo Ltd and now renamed as 'Viscount Jersey'. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in May 1988.

Photo source - Brian Hill

53

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
June 1988

Leased from Panavia Air Cargo Ltd and now renamed as 'Viscount Jersey'. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England circa June 1988.

Note the Vickers Vanguard behind, now converted as a freight carrying 'Merchantman'.

Photo source - Ray Brettle

54

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
August 1988

Leased from Panavia Air Cargo Ltd and now renamed as ' Viscount Jersey'. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 20 August 1988.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

55

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYG
September 1988

Leased from Panavia Air Cargo Ltd and now renamed as 'Viscount Jersey'. A nice lineup taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland in September 1988.

The aircraft in front are G-APIM (C/N 412) and G-AOHM (C/N 162).

Photo source - Fergal Goodman

56

Capital Airlines (UK)
G-AOYN
May 1989

Sub-leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'City of Dublin'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in May 1989.

Photo source - Anthony J Hickey

57

Capital Airlines (UK)
G-AOYN
May 1989

Sub-leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'City of Dublin'. Taken landing at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England 20 May 1989.

Photo source - David Fox

58

Capital Airlines (UK)
G-AOYN
June 1989

Sub-leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'City of Dublin'. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England in June 1989.

Photo source - Frank Schaefer

59

Capital Airlines (UK)
G-AOYN
June 1989

Sub-leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'City of Dublin'. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 21 June 1989.

Photo source - Stewart Andrew

60

Capital Airlines (UK)
G-AOYN
June 1989

Sub-leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'City of Dublin'. Taken at Beek Airport, Maastricht, Netherlands circa June 1989.

Photo source - Erniel Pijpers

61

Capital Airlines (UK)
G-AOYN
July 1989

Sub-leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'City of Dublin'. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England in July 1989.

Photo source - Keith Blincow

62

Capital Airlines (UK)
G-AOYN
August 1989

Sub-leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'City of Dublin'. Taken departing from runway 23 at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 3 August 1989.

The nose undercarriage retracts at a faster rate than the main undercarriage.

Photo source - Jonathan McDonnell

63

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
August 1989

Returned from Capital Airlines (UK) sub-lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in late August 1989 outside the BAF maintenance facility.

Photo source - David Oates

64

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
December 1989

Returned from Capital Airlines (UK) sub-lease. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England 24 December 1989 in an unusual livery with an outline Unicorn on the tail and a different style of lettering.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

65

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
April 1990

Returned from Capital Airlines (UK) sub-lease. Taken at Sumburgh, Shetland Islands, Scotland in April 1990.

A strange mixture of colours that often happens after a heavy rain storm.

Note that the Unicorn is now a solid red but that it still retains the strange style of lettering.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

66

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
July 1990

Returned from Capital Airlines (UK) sub-lease. Taken at RAF Northolt, Middlesex, England 29 July 1990 before a commemorative flight to Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France to celebrate the prototype Viscount G-AHRF operation of the world's first turbine powered scheduled commercial flight on the 29 July 1950.

Note the bolder style of lettering now applied to the airline's name.

Photo source - Richard Proctor

67

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
July 1990

Returned from Capital Airlines (UK) sub-lease. Taken at RAF Northolt, Middlesex, England 29 July 1990 before a commemorative flight to Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France to celebrate the prototype Viscount G-AHRF operation of the world's first turbine powered scheduled commercial flight on the 29 July 1950.

Note the bolder style of lettering now applied to the airline's name.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

68

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
July 1990

Returned from Capital Airlines (UK) sub-lease. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France 29 July 1990 during a commemorative flight to celebrate the prototype Viscount G-AHRF operation of the world's first turbine powered scheduled commercial flight on the 29 July 1950.

Note the bolder style of lettering now applied to the airline's name.

Photo source - Richard Proctor

69

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
November 1991

Returned from Capital Airlines (UK) sub-lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 19 November 1991 with passengers disembarking after a special enthusiasts charter flight.

Roger was one of the passengers on this very enjoyable trip.

Photo source - Roger Syratt

70

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
March 1992

Returned from Capital Airlines (UK) sub-lease. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in March 1992.

Photo source - Alan McKnight

71

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
December 1992

Returned from Capital Airlines (UK) sub-lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England during the Christmas period in December 1992 with BAF staff members in fancy dress.

Photo source - Mike J Sessions

72

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYN
December 1992

Returned from Capital Airlines (UK) sub-lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England during the Christmas period in December 1992 with BAF staff members in fancy dress.

Photo source - Mike J Sessions

73

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-AOYN
April 1993

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken landing at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 18 April 1993 for a ceremony to name the aircraft 'Spirit of Brooklands'.

On the way from Southend it had carried out a low flypast at Stansted Airport, Essex, England

Photo source - Cliff Knox

74

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-AOYN
April 1993

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 18 April 1993 during a ceremony to name the aircraft 'Spirit of Brooklands'.

Captain Ray Piercey (top left) and Captain Colin Towle flew the aircraft for this special flight from Rochford, Southend, Essex, England.

The aircraft could not have been flown to Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey as their runway no longer existed.

It was still in full BAF livery. In the background is the fuselage of BOAC Handley Page Hermes G-ALDG and BOAC Vickers V.1151 Super VC10 G-ASGC.

Both belong to the Duxford Aviation Society who also own Viscount G-ALWF (C/N 5).

Photo source - Des Pike collection

75

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-AOYN
August 1993

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channels Islands 28 August 1993 still in full BAF livery.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

76

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-AOYN
August 1993

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany 30 August 1993 still in full BAF livery.

This was the last visit of a Viscount to this airport.

Photo source - Thomas Borries

77

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-AOYN
March 1994

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken departing from Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland in March 1994 on an oil charter flight to Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland.

It now has BWA titles. On the ramp is a Sikorsky S-61N, a Saab 340 and two Loganair Shorts SD3-60.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

78

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPAS
April 1995

Re-registered from G-AOYN. The new registration refers to Go Parcelforce Air Services. Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in April 1995.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

79

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPAS
May 1995

Re-registered from G-AOYN. The new registration refers to Go Parcelforce Air Services. Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England 6 May 1995.

Photo source - Carl Ford

80

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPAS
June 1995

Re-registered from G-AOYN. The new registration refers to Go Parcelforce Air Services. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland circa June 1995.

Photo source - Colin Abbott

81

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPAS
July 1995

Re-registered from G-AOYN. The new registration refers to Go Parcelforce Air Services. Taken at an unknown location in July 1995.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

82

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPAS
August 1995

Re-registered from G-AOYN. The new registration refers to Go Parcelforce Air Services. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in August 1995 with G-OPFE (C/N 291) behind.

Photo source - Vernon Murphy collection

83

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPAS
February 1996

Re-registered from G-AOYN. The new registration refers to Go Parcelforce Air Services. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland 28 February 1996.

Photo source - Alex Waning

84

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPAS
March 1996

Re-registered from G-AOYN. The new registration refers to Go Parcelforce Air Services. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 10 March 1996.

Photo source - Paddy Ballard collection

85

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPAS
June 1996

Re-registered from G-AOYN. The new registration refers to Go Parcelforce Air Services. Taken landing at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 21 June 1996 for the final time.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

86

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPAS
June 1996

Re-registered from G-AOYN. The new registration refers to Go Parcelforce Air Services. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1996 with the Dart engines now removed.

Photo source - Nicholas Cox

87

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPAS
July 1996

Re-registered from G-AOYN. The new registration refers to Go Parcelforce Air Services. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in July 1996.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

88

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-OPAS
July 1996

Re-registered from G-AOYN. The new registration refers to Go Parcelforce Air Services. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 29 July 1996.

The aircraft was broken up in February 1997 with the forward fuselage later acquired by the Duxford Aviation Society.

Photo source - Michael Kelsey

89

Hanningfield Metals
G-OPAS
February 1997

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in February 1997.

It is in the process of being broken up into sections to be taken away for scrapping.

Luckily the forward fuselage was later acquired by the Duxford Aviation Society.

Photo taken by Martin's dad who worked for BAF.

Photo source - Martin Land

90

Hanningfield Metals
G-OPAS
February 1997

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in February 1997.

It is in the process of being broken up into sections to be taken away for scrapping.

Luckily the forward fuselage was later acquired by the Duxford Aviation Society.

Photo source - Jamie Popplewell

91

Hanningfield Metals
G-OPAS
March 1997

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Broken up remains of the aircraft at the Hanningfield Metals scrap yard at West Hanningfield, Essex, England in March 1997.

The forward fuselage was saved from scrapping and later acquired by the Duxford Aviation Society.

Photo source - Jamie Popplewell

92

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-OPAS
August 1997

Forward fuselage section transferred from Hanningfield Metals. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 7 August 1997.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

93

Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)
G-OPAS
March 2005

Forward fuselage section transferred from Hanningfield Metals. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in March 2005.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

94

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
December 2006

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken arriving at the Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 5 December 2006.

Photo source - Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)

95

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
December 2006

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken being unloaded at the Bournemouth Aviation Museum, Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 5 December 2006.

Photo source - Duxford Aviation Society (DAS)

96

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
December 2006

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 9 December 2006 four days after its arrival from Duxford.

Photo source - L Messer - SA Photography Group

97

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
January 2007

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 13 January 2007.

Photo source - Matt Richmond

98

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
September 2007

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England in September 2007.

Photo source - Geoff Blampied collection

99

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
September 2007

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). A view of the Captain's position taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England in September 2007.

Note the orange weather radar screen and nosewheel steering tiller.

Photo source - Geoff Blampied collection

100

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
September 2007

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). A view of the copilots position taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England in September 2007.

Note the nosewheel steering tiller.

Photo source - Geoff Blampied collection

101

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
September 2007

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). A view of the cockpit taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England in September 2007.

Photo source - Geoff Blampied collection

102

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
September 2007

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). A view of the main overhead panel taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England in September 2007.

Photo source - Geoff Blampied collection

103

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
September 2007

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). A view of the engineers position taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England in September 2007.

Photo source - Geoff Blampied collection

104

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
September 2007

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). A view of the avionics rack area taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England in September 2007.

Photo source - Geoff Blampied collection

105

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
October 2007

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 6 October 2007.

Photo source - John Maloney

106

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
October 2008

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 31 October 2008 one week after the Museum had re-opened on their new site.

Photo source - Howard J Curtis

107

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
February 2009

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 18 February 2009.

Photo source - Chris England

108

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
February 2009

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 18 February 2009.

Photo source - Chris England

109

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
March 2009

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). A view of the very smart cockpit taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 3 March 2009.

Photo source - Kral Michal

110

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
February 2011

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). A very atmospheric night shot of the preserved nose section outside the museum at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 23 February 2011.

It is very appropriate for a Viscount relic to be preserved at Hurn as approximately half the world fleet of Viscounts was built here.

Photo source - Howard J Curtis

111

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
July 2014

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 11 July 2014 outside the museum building.

Photo source - Peter Moore

112

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
October 2015

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 7 October 2015 outside the museum building.

Photo source - N94504

113

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
October 2015

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 7 October 2015.

A nice view of the very smart cockpit.

Photo source - N94504

114

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
July 2016

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 10 July 2016.

The fuselage sections behind are English Electric (BAC) Lightning F.53 ZF582 and English Electric Canberra PR.7 WT532.

Photo source - Marcel van Leeuwen

115

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
July 2016

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 10 July 2016.

A nice view of the very smart cockpit.

Photo source - Marcel van Leeuwen

116

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
May 2017

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 29 May 2017 during a period of maintenance.

Photo source - Simon Hutchinson

117

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
September 2017

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 1 September 2017.

Photo source - Andrew Court

118

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
July 2018

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 4 July 2018.

Photo source - Golftwo (flickr)

119

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
August 2018

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 25 August 2018.

Photo source - Michael Hibbins

120

Bournemouth Aviation Museum
G-OPAS
August 2018

Transferred on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS). Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 25 August 2018.

Photo source - Michael Hibbins

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