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Viscount c/n 308

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Below are the 17 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 308 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-THZ
June 1963

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '644'. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa June 1963.

In the background is an Air France Boeing 707 and the nose of a TCA Douglas DC8.

Photo source - Archives de la Ville de Montréal

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Air Canada
CF-THZ
June 1972

ransferred from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) due to a corporate name change retaining fleet number '644'. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in June 1972, a month after it was withdrawn from service.

The two behind are CF-THQ (C/N 277) and CF-THW (C/N 305).

Photo Ref V319

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

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Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THZ
March 1977

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in March 1977 in ex Air Canada livery.

The aircraft behind is CF-TIB (C/N 310) and visible underneath is the undercarriage of CF-THY (C/N 307).

Note the large icicle hanging off the rear fuselage.

Photo Ref RSG12

Photo source - Robert S Grant collection

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Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THZ
June 1977

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in June 1977 still in good condition.

In 1978 it was ferried to Cartierville, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada after a sale to Zaire was not completed.

Photo Ref CSL2161

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THZ
June 1978

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken at Cartierville Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in June 1978, soon after arriving from Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada.

It returned to Winnipeg early in 1979.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

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Beaver Enterprises Ltd
CF-THZ
February 1979

Purchased from Air Canada. Taken stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada in February 1979 after its return from Cartierville Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.

Photo Ref CSL2931

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

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Air Caravane
C-FTHZ
December 1979

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at an unknown location in December 1979. Note the tug which is also used as the ground power unit.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Air Caravane
C-FTHZ
January 1980

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken at an unknown location in January 1980.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Air Cardinal
C-FTHZ
February 1981

Transferred from Air Caravane. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 5 February 1981.

The other Air Cardinal Viscount C-FTIB (C/N 274) can just be seen in the right background.

Photo source - Caz Caswell collection

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Aeroleasing & Sales Ltd
C-FTHZ
July 1983

Purchased from Air Cardinal. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 21 July 1983 with faded Air Cardinal titles.

Photo source - Rod Digney

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Aeroleasing & Sales Ltd
C-FTHZ
September 1986

Purchased from Air Cardinal. Taken at Cartierville Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in September 1986 with faded Air Cardinal / Air Caravane titles.

Note that the No.1 propeller is in the 'feathered' position.

In the background is a large Canadair aircraft manufacturing facility.

Photo source - Pierre Langlois

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Aeroleasing & Sales Ltd
C-FTHZ
August 1990

Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada in August 1990 with faded Air Cardinal / Air Caravane titles.

Photo source - Anthony J Hickey

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Aeroleasing & Sales Ltd
C-FTHZ
September 1990

Purchased from Air Cardinal. Taken at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 30 September 1990 with faded Air Cardinal / Air Caravane titles.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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Aeroleasing & Sales Ltd
C-FTHZ
August 1992

Purchased from Air Cardinal. Taken stored at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 3 August 1992 with faded Air Cardinal / Air Caravane titles.

Photo source - Phil Blinkhorn

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Aeroleasing & Sales Ltd
C-FTHZ
October 1992

Purchased from Air Cardinal. Taken stored at Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada 20 October 1992 with faded Air Cardinal / Air Caravane titles.

Photo source - Peter Smithson

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Marche Bonsecours
C-FTHZ
October 1995

Fuselage sections transferred from Aeroleasing & Sales. Taken at the Marche Bonsecours building, Montreal, Canada circa October 1995 marked as 'Plein Vol'.

The rear fuselage and tail section was installed at the other end of the building.

Does anyone know when this took place and what happened to it after it was removed?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Bill Blanchard

17

Marche Bonsecours
C-FTHZ
October 1995

Fuselage sections transferred from Aeroleasing & Sales. Taken at the Marche Bonsecours building, Montreal, Canada circa October 1995 marked as 'Plein Vol'.

The forward fuselage section was installed at the other end of the building.

Does anyone know when this took place and what happened to it after it was removed?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Bill Blanchard

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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