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 309

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 309
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)


Canada flag Canada

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

It first flew on Saturday, 7 June 1958 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 309
Chisick Metals Ltd


Canada flag Canada

Its final owner/operator was
Chisick Metals Ltd as CF-TIA.

Its fate:-
Withdrawn from service by Air Canada and stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada 23 August 1972.

Purchased by Chisick Metals Ltd for metal salvage circa May 1973.

Broken up for scrap circa July 1973. The actual dates are not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


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

Country of Registration Canada

June 1958 to June 1964

Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)

CF-TIA - c/n 309 - a V.757 series Viscount
Canada registered

May 1957
An order was placed by Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) for a fifth batch of thirteen Type V.757 aircraft as a follow on from the previous Type V.724 and V.757 orders.

This was the thirtieth built.

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

Production Order No. F30/757. Sales Order No. F30/76B. Stock Order No……...

7 June 1958
First flight from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

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

12 June 1958
Aircraft passed off by TCA inspectors as completed and ready for delivery.

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

13 June 1958
Departed from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England on delivery to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '645'.

After refuelling at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland it continued on to Keflavik Airport, Iceland (742 nautical miles) where it stopped overnight.

14 June 1958
Departed from Keflavik Airport, Iceland to Bluie West 8 (BW8) Airfield, Sondre Stromfjord, Western Greenland (804 nautical miles), Goose Bay Airport, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada (872 nautical miles), Dorval International Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada (810 nautical miles).

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

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.

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


Photo of Air Canada Viscount CF-TIA

Country of Registration Canada

June 1964 to May 1973

Air Canada

CF-TIA - c/n 309 - 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 '645'.

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

23 August 1972
Withdrawn from service after cracks were found in the wing spars and stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada.

It was then robbed of all useful parts.

circa May 1973
Remains sold to Chisick Metals Ltd of Logan Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada for metal salvage.

The actual date is not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


Photo of Chisick Metals Ltd Viscount CF-TIA

Country of Registration Canada

May 1973 to September 1973

Chisick Metals Ltd

CF-TIA - c/n 309 - a V.757 series Viscount
Canada registered

circa May 1973
Remains purchased from Air Canada for metal salvage. The actual date is not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

circa July 1973
Broken up for scrap at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada. The actual date is not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

circa August 1973
Fuselage noted stacked up in a metal smelting yard at Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada awaiting processing along with several others including CF-TGS (C/N 56), CF-TGU (C/N 58), CF-TGV (C/N 59) and CF-TGW (C/N 60). More 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.