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Viscount c/n 265

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Below are the 108 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 265 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-AOYP
May 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Napier'. 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-AOYP
June 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Napier'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1958.

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

It is parking on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's building and the ground crew are ready to attend.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

3

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYP
November 1958

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A John Napier'. Taken at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, France in November 1958.

Note the armed guards with their discreetly held machine guns.

Photo source - Andrew Fraize collection

4

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

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

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

5

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken landing at an unknown location in June 1961 in the later 'Red Square' livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

6

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1961.

BEA Photo Ref 7097

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

7

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYP
April 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England 27 April 1965.

Photo source - Gordon Riley

8

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYP
May 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England circa May 1965.

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

9

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYP
October 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in October 1965 undergoing maintenance with Marshall's.

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

Note the dual position registration.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

10

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYP
October 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in October 1965 undergoing maintenance with Marshall's.

Note the dual position registration.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

11

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-AOYP
November 1965

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa November 1965.

Note the dual position registration.

Photo source - John Oxlade

12

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1967 on stand 9B.

Note the repositioned registration.

Vickers Photo Ref MP31821 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

13

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1968.

Photo source - Ron Bowyer

14

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

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken stored at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in October 1969 under the care of Marshall's.

The aircraft are, left to right: - G-APIM (C/N 412), G-APOX (C/N 418), G-AOYI (C/N 257) and G-AOYP (C/N 265).

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

15

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYP
April 1972

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 3 April 1972.

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

Photo source - Steve Williams

16

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYP
May 1972

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 16 May 1972 with the Mersey estuary in the background.

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

The mobile steps have been made from a converted Bedford CA van.

Photo source - Nick Ellis collection

17

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYP
July 1972

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in July 1972 with the Mersey estuary in the background.

Note the brand new Albion Super Reiver RE29 baggage truck.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

18

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYP
August 1972

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 3 August 1972.

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

Photo source - Mike Pitman

19

Cambrian Airways
G-AOYP
January 1973

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in January 1973 in front of the recently completed new terminal building.

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

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

20

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYP
August 1973

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in August 1973 still in Cambrian livery but with small 'British Airways' titles on the lower forward fuselage.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

21

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYP
March 1974

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in March 1974 with British Airways titles applied to the Cambrian livery.

Photo source - John Morris collection

22

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYP
June 1974

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland circa June 1974 with British Airways titles applied to the Cambrian livery.

Photo source - Mark Piacentini

23

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYP
February 1977

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Dalcross Airport, Inverness, Scotland in February 1977 now in full BA livery.

Photo source - takoyaki (flickr)

24

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYP
July 1977

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken departing from the gate at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 30 July 1977.

Photo source - Michael T (flickr)

25

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYP
August 1977

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in August 1977.

Photo source - Nigel Lemon

26

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYP
August 1977

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in August 1977.

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

Photo source - Trevor S Hall

27

British Airways (BA)
G-AOYP
January 1979

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in January 1979.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

28

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
April 1981

Purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in April 1981 with G-AOYJ (C/N 259) on the left.

They were both recently ferried from Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales in their basic British Airways liveries.

On the right is G-AOYN (C/N 265) which was recently repainted in full BAF livery.

Photo source - Keith Burton

29

Air Algerie
G-AOYP
September 1981

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in September 1981 in a modified British Airways livery.

Photo source - John Morris collection

30

Air Algerie
G-AOYP
January 1982

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in January 1982 after it returned for maintenance.

In the right background is an Air UK Handley Page Dart Herald.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

31

Air Algerie
G-AOYP
January 1982

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in January 1982 after it returned for maintenance.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

32

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
June 1982

Returned from Air Algerie lease. Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England in June 1982 in a hybrid livery.

Photo source - The Weston Mercury

33

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
August 1982

Returned from Air Algerie lease. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 10 August 1982 in a hybrid livery.

Photo source - Christian Laugier via John H Mounce collection

34

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
February 1983

Returned from Air Algerie lease. Taken at an unknown location in February 1983 in a later livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

35

BAF Air Tours
G-AOYP
March 1983

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 12 March 1983.

The BAF titles on the tail have now been removed.

Photo source - michaelsk47 (flickr)

36

BAF Air Tours
G-AOYP
April 1983

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in April 1983 after a snow storm.

Photo source - Joachim Bongers via Dietrich Eggert

37

BAF Air Tours
G-AOYP
April 1983

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in April 1983.

Photo source - Andreas Wecker

38

Jersey Air Ferries
G-AOYP
May 1983

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) via BAF Air Tours and named 'Island of Jersey'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England circa May 1983 operating a freight charter for Channel Express Air Services, presumably to the Channel Islands.

This aircraft was quickly converted back to passenger use when required.

Note that the freight size was limited as it only has a standard sized front door.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

39

Jersey Air Ferries
G-AOYP
June 1983

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) via BAF Air Tours and named 'Island of Jersey'. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in June 1983.

Note the red lion motif on the tail.

Photo source - Geoffrey C Cripps collection

40

Jersey Air Ferries
G-AOYP
June 1983

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) via BAF Air Tours and named 'Island of Jersey'. Taken landing at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1983. Note the red lion motif on the tail.

Photo source - Mike Kell

41

Jersey Air Ferries
G-AOYP
June 1983

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) via BAF Air Tours and named 'Island of Jersey'. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 16 June 1983.

Note the red lion motif on the tail.

Photo source - Eduard Marmet

42

Jersey Air Ferries
G-AOYP
July 1983

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) via BAF Air Tours and named 'Island of Jersey'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in July 1983 with Monarch Airlines Boeing 757 G-MOND taxiing behind.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

43

Jersey Air Ferries
G-AOYP
August 1983

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) via BAF Air Tours and named 'Island of Jersey'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in August 1983.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

44

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
May 1984

Returned from Jersey Air Ferries lease. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Dusseldorf, West Germany circa May 1984 with only BAF titles on the tail and no name.

Can anyone confirm the date period?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Bonnie

45

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
March 1985

Returned from Jersey Air Ferries lease and now named 'Viscount Corbiere'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, England 6 March 1985.

Photo source - Tony Rogers

46

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
May 1985

Returned from Jersey Air Ferries lease and now named 'Viscount Corbiere'. Taken landing at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1985.

Photo source - Mike Kell

47

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
April 1986

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Maastricht Maiden'. Taken arriving at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in April 1986.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

48

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
April 1986

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Maastricht Maiden'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England 22 April 1986.

Photo source - Johan Ljungdahl

49

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
May 1986

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Maastricht Maiden'. Taken landing at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in May 1986.

Photo source - Geoffrey C Cripps collection

50

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
June 1986

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Maastricht Maiden'. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England in June 1986.

Photo source - Philip Jones

51

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
June 1986

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Maastricht Maiden'. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands in June 1986.

Photo source - David Unsworth

52

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
June 1986

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Maastricht Maiden'. A superb shot of the port Dart engines with the aircraft flying over water at a low altitude.

The black Air Intake Cowlings contain electrical pads that heat up to disperse any ice buildup.

This also applies to the smart red Spinners.

Photo source - Louis Dalby

53

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
June 1986

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Maastricht Maiden'. Taken at Maastricht Airport, Netherlands circa June 1986.

Photo source - Richard Brown collection

54

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
July 1986

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Maastricht Maiden'. Taken at Tille Airport, Beauvais, France 4 July 1986

Photo source - Michel Gilliand

55

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
July 1986

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Maastricht Maiden'. Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands 21 July 1986.

Photo source - Peter Leuvenink

56

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
August 1986

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Maastricht Maiden'. Taken departing from Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 31 August 1986.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

57

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
August 1986

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Maastricht Maiden'. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, England in August 1986.

Photo source - Richard Hunt

58

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
September 1986

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and named 'Maastricht Maiden'. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland in September 1986 operating a BAF Shell Oil contract service to Aberdeen, Scotland.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

59

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
April 1987

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and now named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in April 1987.

Photo source - David Oates

60

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
April 1987

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and now named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in April 1987.

Photo source - Gerhard Plomitzer

61

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
May 1987

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and now named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England in May 1987 to Guernsey, Channel Islands on a freight charter for Channel Express Air Services.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

62

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
June 1987

Dry leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and now named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England circa June 1987.

Photo source - Ray Brettle

63

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
June 1987

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) and now named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken arriving at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 27 June 1987.

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

In the background the Aer Lingus BAC One-Eleven Rolls-Royce Spey engine is fitted with a 'hush' kit, which helped to reduce the noise, but not entirely.

Photo source - Fergal Goodman

64

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
May 1988

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands circa May 1988 still in full Virgin livery named 'Dublin Lady'.

Photo source - Jez Masterman

65

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
May 1988

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in May 1988. Although in full Virgin livery the aircraft was now back in service with BAF on their oil rig support contract.

It went back on lease to Virgin in July 1988.

Photo source - David Unsworth

66

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
June 1988

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland in June 1988. Although in full Virgin livery the aircraft was now back in service with BAF on their oil rig support contract.

It went back on lease to Virgin in July 1988.

Photo source - Alan Gordon

67

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
June 1988

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands circa June 1988. Although in full Virgin livery the aircraft was now back in service with BAF.

It went back on lease to Virgin in July 1988.

The other aircraft is an Air UK Fokker F27 Friendship.

Photo source - Tony Carre

68

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
July 1988

Dry leased again from British Air Ferries (BAF) named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 30 July 1988.

Photo source - Alastair T Gardiner

69

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
September 1988

Dry leased again from British Air Ferries (BAF) named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken landing at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in September 1988.

Photo source - Paul Berns

70

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
February 1989

Dry leased again from British Air Ferries (BAF) named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in February 1989.

There was a collision between the aircraft and a ramp vehicle which resulted in this major gash in the lower nose section.

Tom had a ramp pass and managed to capture the damage on a cold and frosty morning.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

71

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
February 1989

Dry leased again from British Air Ferries (BAF) named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in February 1989.

There was a collision between the aircraft and a ramp vehicle which resulted in this major gash in the lower nose section.

Tom had a ramp pass and managed to capture the damage on a cold and frosty morning.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

72

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-AOYP
April 1989

Dry leased again from British Air Ferries (BAF) named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in April 1989.

It has now returned to service after the ramp collision incident at Gatwick Airport in February.

Photo source - Alpha Mike Aviation Photography

73

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
June 1989

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1989 with 'British' titles.

Photo source - David Oates

74

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
June 1990

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland circa June 1990 in a new livery.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

75

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
September 1990

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland circa September 1990 'beating up' the control tower during a crew training flight.

This must have been pre-arranged to get such a great shot!

Photo source - Sumburgh Airport Air Traffic Control

76

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
April 1991

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 21 April 1991 with revised tail titles.

The tail access panel has been removed which often happens when the aircraft has had a compass swing check, as the adjustments are made within this area of the rear fuselage.

Photo source - Simon Brooke

77

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
October 1991

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken at Portela de Sacavem Airport, Lisbon, Portugal in October 1991.

Photo source - Pedro Aragão

78

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
March 1992

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1992 in the maintenance area.

Photo source - David Oates

79

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-AOYP
October 1992

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken departing from Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in October 1992.

Photo source - Keith Burton

80

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-PFBT
March 1994

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) and re-registered from G-AOYP for use on a Parcel Force contract. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 25 March 1994 after a repaint in Parcel Force livery.

Photo source - Russell Search

81

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-PFBT
May 1994

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) and re-registered from G-AOYP for use on a Parcel Force contract. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in May 1994.

Photo source - Hugh McMillan

82

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-PFBT
June 1994

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) and re-registered from G-AOYP for use on a Parcel Force contract. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland circa June 1994 with another Parcel Force Viscount just visible in the foreground.

Photo source - Mark Piacentini

83

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-PFBT
May 1995

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) and re-registered from G-AOYP for use on a Parcel Force contract. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in May 1995.

Photo source - Colin Abbott

84

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-PFBT
February 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) and re-registered from G-AOYP for use on a Parcel Force contract. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in February 1996 in the maintenance area.

The No.1 Rolls-Royce Dart engine is running and the No.2 is starting up.

Photo source - Matt Long

85

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-PFBT
February 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) and re-registered from G-AOYP for use on a Parcel Force contract. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland 28 February 1996.

Photo source - Alex Waning

86

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-PFBT
May 1997

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) and re-registered from G-AOYP for use on a Parcel Force contract. This is the operator name plate that was normally installed on the forward cabin bulkhead.

The aircraft was sold to Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd in May 1997 and this nameplate was acquired by Mike Sessions during his time with BWA.

Note that this plate also states where the finance came from to purchase the aircraft.

Photo source - Mike J Sessions

87

Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-PFBT
December 1997

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken stored at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in December 1997 in the ex Parcel Force livery.

The tail in the foreground belongs to ex BWA Viscount G-APEY (C/N 382).

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

88

Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-PFBT
September 1998

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken stored at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in September 1998 where it had been since its arrival in South Africa in 1997.

Photo source - Marcel Van den Berg

89

Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-PFBT
October 2000

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken stored at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 24 October 2000 with the No.2 Rolls-Royce Dart engine and the No.4 propeller removed.

Photo source - Simon Brooke

90

Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-PFBT
July 2002

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken stored at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 2 July 2002 with the No.2 Rolls-Royce Dart engine and the No.4 propeller removed.

Photo source - Moritz Herrmann

91

Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-PFBT
May 2003

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken stored at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 5 May 2003.

Photo source - Mike Kell

92

Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-PFBT
August 2004

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken stored at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa circa August 2004 in the ex Parcel Force livery.

Note that the port main undercarriage has started to sink into the ground.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

93

Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-PFBT
January 2005

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken stored at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 17 January 2005 where it had been since its arrival in South Africa in 1997.

The aircraft behind are two Nationwide Airlines BAC One-Eleven with another one to the right belonging to Rwanda Airlines.

Photo source - Michal Petrykowski

94

Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-PFBT
October 2005

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken stored at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 20 October 2005 next to two BAC One-Eleven.

The one on the right is Nationwide Airlines ZS-NUG and the other one is Rwanda Airlines.

Photo source - Michael Kelsey

95

Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-PFBT
October 2005

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken stored at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 20 October 2005 next to two BAC One-Eleven. The one on the right is Nationwide Airlines ZS-NUG and the other one is Rwanda Airlines.

Photo source - Michael Kelsey

96

Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-PFBT
October 2005

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken stored at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 20 October 2005 next to two BAC One-Eleven. The one on the right is Nationwide Airlines ZS-NUG and the other one is Rwanda Airlines.

Photo source - Michael Kelsey

97

Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-PFBT
July 2006

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 27 July 2006 after the aircraft had been crudely hacked to pieces.

There were hopes that this aircraft could have been preserved in South African Airways livery but nothing came of it.

Photo source - Geoff Street

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Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-PFBT
September 2006

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in September 2006 after the aircraft had been crudely hacked to pieces.

There were hopes that this aircraft could have been preserved in South African Airways livery but nothing came of it.

Photo source - David Stevens

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Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-PFBT
September 2006

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 20 September 2006 after the aircraft had been crudely hacked to pieces.

There were hopes that this aircraft could have been preserved in South African Airways livery but nothing came of it.

Photo source - Ray Barber

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Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-PFBT
September 2006

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 20 September 2006 after the aircraft had been crudely hacked to pieces.

There were hopes that this aircraft could have been preserved in South African Airways livery but nothing came of it.

Photo source - Bill Teasdale

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Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-PFBT
December 2006

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 27 December 2006 after the aircraft had been crudely hacked to pieces.

There were hopes that this aircraft could have been preserved in South African Airways livery but nothing came of it.

Photo source - Kevin Perry

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Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-PFBT
December 2006

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 27 December 2006 after the aircraft had been crudely hacked to pieces.

There were hopes that this aircraft could have been preserved in South African Airways livery but nothing came of it.

Photo source - Kevin Perry

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Unknown (Foreign)
G-PFBT
October 2008

Purchased by an unknown owner. Noted in a builders yard at Kya Sand industrial Estate, Randburg, South Africa in October 2008.

The starboard side of the fuselage has been painted in a hideous psychedelic colour scheme.

Photo source - Bill Greenwood

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Dave Walkley
G-PFBT
May 2012

Purchased from a builders yard at Kya Sand industrial Estate, Randburg, South Africa. Taken at Ruimsig, which is 25 KM northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa in May 2012 during the initial restoration phase with all the old paintwork being removed.

Dave intends to restore some of her dignity and we all wish him well with his project.

Photo source - Dave Walkley

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Dave Walkley
G-PFBT
November 2015

Purchased from a builders yard at Kya Sand industrial Estate, Randburg, South Africa. Taken at Ruimsig, which is 25 KM northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa 4 November 2015.

It is in a fenced off area near the main road.

The name 'Tina Cowley' has now been applied.

Photo source - Dave Welch collection

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Dave Walkley
G-PFBT
September 2017

Purchased from a builders yard at Kya Sand industrial Estate, Randburg, South Africa. Taken at Ruimsig, which is 25 KM northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa 25 September 2017.

It now has various business slogans on it.

Photo source - Gabriel le Roux

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Dave Walkley
G-PFBT
September 2017

Purchased from a builders yard at Kya Sand industrial Estate, Randburg, South Africa. Taken at Ruimsig, which is 25 KM northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa 25 September 2017.

It now has various business slogans on it.

Photo source - Gabriel le Roux

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Dave Walkley
G-PFBT
September 2017

Purchased from a builders yard at Kya Sand industrial Estate, Randburg, South Africa. Taken at Ruimsig, which is 25 KM northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa 25 September 2017.

It now has various business slogans on it.

Photo source - Gabriel le Roux

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