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Viscount c/n 307

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Below are the 21 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 307 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-THY
April 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '643'. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England 12 April 1958 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Photo source - David Banham

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THY
May 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '643'. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 3 May 1958 during the delivery to Canada.

The cabin is empty apart from some large boxes stacked at the centre-of-gravity point, containing spare parts.

It was being flown by Vickers pilot W (Bill?) Cairns.

It arrived at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 5 May.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THY
May 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '643'. Taken departing from Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 3 May 1958 on delivery to Canada.

The cabin is empty apart from some large boxes stacked at the centre-of-gravity point, containing spare parts.

It was being flown by Vickers pilot W (Bill?) Cairns. It arrived at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 5 May.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THY
May 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '643'. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in late May 1958.

This shows a group of cub scouts who visited the TCA maintenance base and were about to be treated to a local flight.

Don's father George worked for TCA as an electronics engineer and helped organise this very popular annual event.

This aircraft had only just been delivered to TCA.

Photo source - George K Heron via Don Heron

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THY
May 1958

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '643'. Taken at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in late May 1958.

This shows a group of cub scouts who visited the TCA maintenance base and were now about to be treated to a local flight.

Don's father George worked for TCA as an electronics engineer and helped organise this very popular annual event.

This aircraft had only just been delivered to TCA.

Photo source - George K Heron via Don Heron

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Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)
CF-THY
July 1963

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '643'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 1 July 1963 in the maintenance area.

Photo Ref FRP019

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-THY
May 1966

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '643'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in May 1966.

Photo Ref FRP020

Photo source - Fred Prior collection

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Air Canada
CF-THY
June 1969

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '643'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in June 1969 with the tail of CF-THQ (C/N 277) in the foreground.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Air Canada
CF-THY
June 1970

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '643'. Taken at Vancouver International Airport, British Columbia, Canada in June 1970.

In the background is an Air Canada Douglas DC-9 which gradually took over the Viscount and Vanguard routes.

Photo source - Jack Stephens collection

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Air Canada
CF-THY
September 1972

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '643'. Taken at an unknown location circa September 1972.

Photo source - Jack Stephens collection

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Air Canada
CF-THY
December 1973

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '643'. Taken at Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 25 December 1973.

Photo source - Tom Hildreth

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Air Canada
CF-THY
April 1974

Transferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '643'. Taken at Malton Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in April 1974.

Photo source - Bob Weinwurzel

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Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THY
March 1977

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in March 1977. The aircraft behind are CF-TIB (C/N 310) and CF-THZ (C/N 308).

Photo Ref RSG-16

Photo source - Robert S Grant collection

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Zaire Aero Service
9Q-CKS
September 1978

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 14 September 1978 shortly after its arrival from Cartierville, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.

It is still in its ex Air Canada livery less titles.

It departed the following day to continue its journey across to the UK where it was overhauled before it was finally delivered to the Republic of Zaire.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Zaire Aero Service
9Q-CKS
September 1978

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in September 1978, shortly after its arrival from Canada.

It is still in its ex Air Canada livery less titles.

Photo source - Bernie King collection

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Zaire Aero Service
9Q-CKS
September 1978

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in September 1978, after its arrival from Canada.

It is still in its ex Air Canada livery less titles.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Zaire Aero Service
9Q-CKS
September 1978

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in September 1978, after its arrival from Canada.

It is still in its ex Air Canada livery less titles.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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Zaire Aero Service
9Q-CKS
September 1978

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in late September 1978, still in its ex Air Canada livery less titles.

It is awaiting its turn in the Field Aircraft Services Ltd hangar for maintenance work.

Photo source - Steve Barnes

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Zaire Aero Service
9Q-CKS
September 1978

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken stored at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in September 1978, still in its ex Air Canada livery less titles.

It is awaiting its turn in the Field Aircraft Services Ltd hangar for maintenance work.

Photo source - Steve Barnes

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Zaire Aero Service
9Q-CKS
October 1978

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in October 1978 after a snow storm.

At least they have cleared the snow off of the aircraft.

Photo source - Carl Ford

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Zaire Aero Service
9Q-CKS
August 1980

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken stored at Ndolo Airport, Kinshasa, Republic of Zaire 30 August 1980.

All four Rolls-Royce Dart engines have been removed and the main undercarriage tyres are flat.

Did it ever fly again?

Does it still survive?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Michel Anciaux (Ecuador Aviation Photography)

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