09 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 301

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 301
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)


Canada flag Canada

This V.757 series Viscount was built for
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-THJ

It first flew on Thursday, 23 May 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 506 engines.


During its life this aircraft was also owned and/or operated by
Air Canada


Photo of Viscount c/n 301
Air Canada


Canada flag Canada

Its final owner/operator was
Air Canada as CF-THJ.

Its fate:-
Built from the crash remains of Capital Airlines V.744 series Viscount c/n 90 N7404.

Withdrawn from service and stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in January 1969. Broken up for scrap in July 1971.


Operational record
Photo of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount CF-THJ

Country of Registration Canada

May 1958 to June 1964

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)

CF-THJ - c/n 301 - a V.757 series Viscount
Canada registered

September 1956
An order was placed by Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) for a fourth batch of two Type V.757 aircraft as a follow on from the previous Type V.724 and V.757 orders.

This was the twenty second one built.

The total order for V.757 aircraft reached thirty six in May 1957.

Production Order No. F22/757. Sales Order No. F22/76B. Stock Order No……...

This aircraft was constructed from the remains of Capital Airlines Viscount N7404 (C/N 90) which had suffered major damage during a landing at Midway Airport, Chicago, Illinois, USA 20 February 1956.

23 May 1957
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

It was fitted with Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engines.

It was painted in the later 'white top' livery.

25 May 1957
Noted at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England carrying out Instrument Landing System (ILS) approaches.

30 May 1957
Noted at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England carrying out Instrument Landing System (ILS) approaches.

It then departed from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England on delivery to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '628'.

After refuelling at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland it then flew on to Keflavik Airport, Iceland (743 nautical miles), Bluie West 8 (BW8) Airfield, Sondre Stromfjord, Western Greenland (804 nautical miles) where it stopped overnight.

BW8 was built during WWII to assist the transfer of military aircraft from North America to Europe and was opened in October 1941.

31 May 1957
Departed from Bluie West 8 (BW8) Airfield, Sondre Stromfjord, Western Greenland to Goose Bay Airport, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada (872 nautical miles), Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada (810 nautical miles).

The cabin seating was installed in Canada, as the seats used by TCA were of American manufacture.

The cabin was fitted out with 44 seats which was a reduction from the original 48 seat specification and provided more leg room.

This was heavily marketed and resulted in a high load factor compared to the 18 seat Douglas DC-3 that it replaced on some routes.

21 April 1959
Overran the runway at Quebec City Airport, Province of Quebec, Canada. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net.

Repaired and returned to service.

1 June 1964
Transferred to Air Canada due to a corporate name change.


Photo of Air Canada Viscount CF-THJ

Country of Registration Canada

June 1964 to July 1971

Air Canada

CF-THJ - c/n 301 - a V.757 series Viscount
Canada registered

1 June 1964
Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '628'.

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

21 January 1969
Withdrawn from service and stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada.

It was then robbed of all useful parts.

July 1971
Remains broken up for scrap. By who? Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


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.