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Viscount c/n 270

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Below are the 33 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 270 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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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THI
December 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '627'. Taken departing from Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in December 1958.

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-THI
August 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number 627. Taken at Uplands Airport, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in August 1965.

Photo source - Rod Digney

3

Air Canada
CF-THI
April 1966

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number 627. Taken at an unknown location circa April 1966.

Photo source - Paul A Tomlin

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Air Canada
CF-THI
November 1969

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number 627. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in November 1969.

It has now been painted in the old TCA livery by Air Canada and is awaiting its delivery flight to Rockcliffe, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for display outside the National Aeronautical Collection hangar.

I don't think anyone expected it to be outside for several decades in all weathers.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

5

National Museum of Science and Technology
CF-THI
November 1969

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 18 November 1969 just after its arrival from Dorval. The ferry crew were (left to right) Captain R A (Bob) Coneen and First Officer D B (Doug) Seagrim.

The aircraft was officially handed over on the following day.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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National Museum of Science and Technology
CF-THI
November 1969

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 19 November 1969.

The official presentation of the Viscount was made to Dr D M Baird (centre), Director of the National Museum centre, by Herb Seagrin, First Vice President of Air Canada.

He is shown on the left being introduced to Jules Leger, Undersecretary of State who was also at the ceremony.

Photo source - Terry Baker

7

National Museum of Science and Technology
CF-THI
June 1970

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada circa June 1970.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo Ref FRP068

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

8

National Museum of Science and Technology
CF-THI
September 1970

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in September 1970.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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National Museum of Science and Technology
CF-THI
March 1971

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 26 March 1971 surrounded by deep snow.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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National Museum of Science and Technology
CF-THI
January 1981

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in January 1981.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Den Pascoe

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National Museum of Science and Technology
CF-THI
December 1982

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in December 1982.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Dave Kirkby

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National Museum of Science and Technology
CF-THI
April 1985

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 13 April 1985.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Bill Knight

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National Museum of Science and Technology
CF-THI
June 1986

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in June 1986.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

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National Museum of Science and Technology
CF-THI
June 1992

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in June 1992.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Pierre Langlois

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National Museum of Science and Technology
CF-THI
July 1992

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada circa July 1992.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Jim Murphy collection

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National Museum of Science and Technology
CF-THI
April 1997

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in April 1997 with the remains of the winter snow on the ground.

For some reason all the propellers are still in the feathered position, even though it flew in on delivery to the museum.

However this was back in November 1969!

Photo source - Colin Zuppicich

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Canada Aviation Museum
CF-THI
April 2003

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in April 2003. The museum has now been renamed the Canada Aviation Museum.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Canada Aviation Museum
CF-THI
May 2003

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in May 2003.

Photo source - Gordon Reid

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Canada Aviation Museum
CF-THI
May 2005

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 8 May 2005.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Alain Rioux

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Canada Aviation Museum
CF-THI
June 2005

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 19 June 2005.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Ray Barber

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Canada Aviation Museum
CF-THI
June 2005

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 19 June 2005.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Ray Barber

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Canada Aviation Museum
CF-THI
June 2005

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 19 June 2005.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Ray Barber

23

Canada Aviation Museum
CF-THI
August 2006

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 26 August 2006.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

The small aircraft is Spectrum Beaver RX 550 Microlight C-IGOW.

Photo source - Rod Digney

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Canada Aviation Museum
CF-THI
August 2006

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 26 August 2006. Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

The small aircraft on floats is Spectrum Beaver RX 550 Microlight C-IGOW.

Photo source - John Tawn

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Canada Aviation Museum
CF-THI
November 2007

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 24 November 2007.

Photo source - Michael Zajac

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Canada Aviation and Space Museum
CF-THI
June 2010

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in June 2010.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

The small aircraft on floats is Spectrum Beaver RX 550 Microlight C-IGOW.

Photo source - Andy Beynon

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Canada Aviation and Space Museum
CF-THI
June 2010

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in June 2010.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

The small aircraft on floats is Spectrum Beaver RX 550 Microlight C-IGOW.

Photo source - Andy Beynon

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Canada Aviation and Space Museum
CF-THI
September 2010

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 8 September 2010.

Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Fred Barnes

29

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
CF-THI
June 2013

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. A view of the cabin interior taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in June 2013.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

30

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
CF-THI
September 2014

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 20 September 2014.

Note the spare Rolls-Royce Dart engine on display.

Also note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

It would be nice to see CF-TGI in this museum as the first North American turbine powered airliner.

Shall we start a petition and send it to the Canadian Government or find a kind benefactor?

Photo source - Alastair T Gardiner

31

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
CF-THI
November 2014

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 22 November 2014.

Let's hope one day they give it a good polish!

Photo source - J C Nadeau

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Canada Aviation and Space Museum
CF-THI
April 2015

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 8 April 2015.

Various aircraft behind including a Canso (Catalina), DHC-6 Twin Otter and DHC-7.

Let's hope one day they give it a good polish!

Photo source - Alan Graham

33

Canada Aviation and Space Museum
CF-THI
April 2015

Donated by Air Canada for preservation in TCA livery. Taken at Rockcliffe Airfield, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 8 April 2015.

Various aircraft behind including a Canso (Catalina), DHC-6 Twin Otter, DHC-7 and a North American B-25 Mitchell.

Let's hope one day they give it a good polish!

Photo source - Alan Graham

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