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Viscount c/n 286

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Below are the 13 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 286 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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Northeast Airlines Inc
N6593C
September 1958

Delivered new to Northeast Airlines Inc. Taken arriving at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England 2 September 1958 from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England, a day before it departed on its long delivery to the USA.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down. Photo Ref N/K

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Northeast Airlines Inc
N6593C
September 1958

Delivered new to Northeast Airlines Inc. Taken departing from Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England 3 September 1958 on the long delivery to the USA. Photo Ref V594

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Northeast Airlines Inc
N6593C
September 1959

Delivered new to Northeast Airlines Inc. Taken arriving at La Guardia Airport, New York, USA circa September 1959.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Hawaiian Airlines
N746HA
November 1963

Leased from the Booth Leasing Corporation and later purchased. Taken flying off the coast of Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA circa November 1963.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA)
YS-07C
June 1965

Purchased from Hawaiian Airlines. Taken departing from an unknown location circa June 1965.

Does anyone recognise the distinctive volcanic background?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-AVED
May 1967

Purchased from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in May 1967.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-AVED
June 1967

Purchased from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA). Taken at Leeds / Bradford Airport, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England circa June 1967 with a BKS Hawker Siddeley 748 in the background.

Note the aerial mast on the 748 is the same type used on early Viscounts.

Photo source - Patrick Hargreaves

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-AVED
August 1967

Purchased from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA). Taken at Belfast Airport, Northern Ireland 2 August 1967.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the original Capital Airlines specification.

Photo source - Merv Crowe collection

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-AVED
May 1968

Purchased from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA). Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 11 May 1968.

Photo source - Steve Williams

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-AVED
February 1969

Purchased from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA). Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in February 1969 and getting ready to depart.

Note that the weather radar nose cone has now been painted black.

Photo source - Vernon Murphy collection

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-AVED
February 1969

Purchased from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in February 1969.

Note that the weather radar nose cone has now been painted black.

It looks like the integral front 'airsteps' inherited from the original Capital Airlines specification have now been removed.

Photo source - Dick Parnacott

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-AVED
July 1969

Purchased from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA). Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany circa July 1969.

Note the BEA Volkswagen van providing technical support.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

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BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-AVED
October 1969

Purchased from Transportes Aereos Centro Americanos (TACA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in October 1969 while undergoing maintenance with Marshall's.

It is about to carry out ground running of the Rolls-Royce Dart engines in a dedicated area with a grass embankment nearby to help reduce the noise levels.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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