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Viscount c/n 305

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Below are the 10 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 305 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-THW
March 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '641'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1958 during the engine ground run phase.

Photo source - R A Woodcock via Steve Burland

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

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '641'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 29 June 1959.

The BEA Vickers Vanguard G-APEA was being demonstrated by Vickers to TCA.

In the background is the tail of a DC-4 or Argonaut and also a KLM Douglas DC-7C.

Photo source - Ed Bermingham

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

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '641'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 29 June 1959 with the nose of BEA Vickers Vanguard G-APEA alongside which was being demonstrated by Vickers to TCA.

Photo source - Ed Bermingham

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THW
June 1961

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '641'. Taken at Malton, Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in June 1961.

Photo source - Den Pascoe

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THW
June 1963

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '641'. Taken arriving at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in June 1963 with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Photo Ref FRP018

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-THW
June 1972

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '641'. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in June 1972.

The aircraft behind are CF-THQ (C/N 277) and CF-THV (C/N 304).

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THW
December 1976

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in December 1976 in the ex Air Canada livery less titles.

It still carries the Air Canada fleet number 641 on the tail and on the nose undercarriage door.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THW
March 1977

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in March 1977. Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position.

Behind is CF-THU (C/N 303) with the tail of Norcanair DC3 CF-KBU to the right.

Photo Ref RSG-17

Photo source - Robert S Grant collection

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Zaire Aero Service
9Q-CPJ
January 1979

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in January 1979 during the delivery to the UK in the ex Air Canada livery less titles.

It still carries the Air Canada fleet number 641 on the tail but it is no longer on the nose undercarriage door.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Zaire Aero Service
9Q-CPJ
January 1979

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in January 1979 after arriving in the UK from Canada in the ex Air Canada livery less titles.

It still carries the Air Canada fleet number 641 on the tail but no longer on the nose undercarriage door.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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