08 December 2021
This website is regularly archived by the British Library who selectively archive websites with research values that are representative of British social history and cultural heritage.

Museum search


Viscount Survivors


59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

Viscount history


Discover the history of the Viscount with film, video, contemporary reports from the pages of Flight Magazine, our newsletters, and aircraft operational records and photos from our database.


Share your photos and stories


Our 'Live Magazine' is used by members and non-members to share their Viscount photos and stories with fellow enthusiasts located throughout the world in real time.

You are able to send in your photos, stories and comments by Facebook, Twitter or email and we will post them for all to enjoy.

Contact us


Join the Vickers Viscount Network
for FREE


Featured pages

Our website contains over 20,000 pages of photos and information that can all be accessed from the menu at the top of every page. Here are a few to get you started.



This website does not use cookies or capture your details


Established 2005
Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount
   

Viscount c/n 271

Click on a photo to see a larger version

Below are the 12 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 271 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

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THK
September 1957

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '629'. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in September 1957.

Photo source - Jim Bruce collection

2

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THK
September 1957

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '629'. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in September 1957.

Photo source - Jim Bruce collection

3

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THK
December 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '629'. Taken during a typical Canadian winter at an unknown location in December 1958.

The aircraft now has the fleet number on the nosewheel undercarriage doors.

The photographer has taken the picture from underneath a Lockheed Constellation.

Photo source - British Columbia Aviation Museum collection

4

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THK
June 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '629'. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada circa July 1958, now with a white top to the fuselage.

TCA Photo Ref 5625

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

5

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THK
September 1959

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '629'. Taken at an unknown location in September 1959.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

6

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THK
September 1962

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '629'. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1962.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

7

Air Canada
CF-THK
September 1964

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '629'. Taken landing at Windsor Airport, Ontario, Canada in September 1964.

Note that the No.4 Rolls-Royce Dart engine has been shut down and that the propeller has been moved to the 'feathered' position.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

8

Air Canada
CF-THK
January 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '629'. Taken at a snowy Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 30 January 1965, still in its TCA 'white top' livery.

It took several years to repaint the fleet in Air Canada livery.

Photo Ref FRP003

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

9

Air Canada
CF-THK
September 1965

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '629'. Taken at O'Hare Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA circa September 1965.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

10

Air Canada
CF-THK
June 1968

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '629'. Taken landing at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in June 1968.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

11

Air Canada
CF-THK
March 1969

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '629'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in March 1969.

A month later it made an emergency landing at Sept-Iles and was written off.

Note that the fleet number on the tail is now in white instead of black, presumably to make it more visible from a distance.

Photo source - Werner Fischdick

12

Air Canada
CF-THK
April 1969

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '629'. Taken at Sept-Îles Airport, Province of Quebec, Canada 8 April 1969 the day after the landing incident.

You can see the extent of the fire which only left the rear fuselage and tail intact together with the starboard wings and engine nacelles.

The fire started in the port wing and soon spread.

Photo source - Bob Bishop via Mike Goldsmith

13






14






15






16






17






18






19






20






21






22






23






24






25






26






27






28






29






30






31






32






33






34






35






36






37






38






39






40






41






42






43






44






45






46






47






48






49






50






51






52






53






54






55






56






57






58






59






60






61






62






63






64






65






66






67






68






69






70






71






72






73






74






75






76






77






78






79






80






81






82






83






84






85






86






87






88






89






90






91






92






93






94






95






96






97






98






99






100






101






102






103






104






105






106






107






108






109






110






111






112






113






114






115






116






117






118






119






120






Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

The Vickers Viscount Network is always interested to hear from anyone who has information or photographs to help complete the story of the Viscount. If you can help please contact us at
Information@VickersViscount.net.


Click here for more details about the Vickers Viscount Network

This website has been designed, built and is maintained by Geoff Blampied, Norwich, Norfolk, England.