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Viscount c/n 312

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Below are the 20 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 312 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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Eagle Airways Ltd
G-APDX
January 1958

Delivered new to Eagle Airways Ltd named 'Good Fortune'. Taken at Weybridge, Surrey, England in January 1958 on the production line in the Erecting Shop.

Vickers Photo Ref MP7518 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

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Eagle Airways Ltd
G-APDX
September 1958

Delivered new to Eagle Airways Ltd named 'Good Fortune'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England in September 1958.

Photo source - Frank Hudson

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Eagle Airways Ltd
G-APDX
September 1958

Delivered new to Eagle Airways Ltd named 'Good Fortune'. Taken departing from Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England in September 1958.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAY
February 1959

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd still named 'Good Fortune'. Taken at Kindley Field, St David's Island, Bermuda in February 1959 shortly after delivery.

Note the matching pickup truck and repositioned later flag.

The Eastern Air Lines 1049C Super Constellation N6227C behind was converted to a freighter in 1960.

Photo source - Bruce Williams

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Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAY
May 1959

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd now named 'Spirit of Friendship'. Taken at Friendship International Airport, Baltimore, Maryland, USA circa May 1959.

The aircraft in the background is a US Air Force Douglas C-124 Globemaster II.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAY
June 1959

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd again named 'Good Fortune'. Taken at Idlewild Airport, New York, USA circa June 1959.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAY
July 1959

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd and again named 'Good Fortune'. Taken at Idlewild Airport, New York, USA in July 1959.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAY
December 1959

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd and again named 'Good Fortune'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England in December 1959 at the end of its operation in Bermuda.

Photo source - Robin A Walker

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Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd
VR-BAY
December 1959

Transferred from Eagle Airways Ltd and again named 'Good Fortune'. Taken at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England in December 1959 at the end of its operation in Bermuda.

Photo source - Peter Brown collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-ALG
June 1960

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd and named 'St Kieran'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, London, England circa June 1960 on a stand in front of the Europa Terminal and Queen's Building.

Note the Avro York in the background.

Photo source - John Bennett

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-ALG
August 1964

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd and named 'St Kieran'. Taken at Shannon Airport, County Clare, Ireland circa August 1964.

Behind is a Pan American Airways Douglas DC-8.

At the time Shannon Airport was the first stop on west-bound transatlantic routes.

Photo source - Airline Secrets Exposed

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-ALG
August 1964

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd and named 'St Kieran'. Taken arriving at Cork Airport, Ireland in August 1964.

Photo source - Gabriel Desmond

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-ALG
June 1965

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd and named 'St Kieran'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1965.

Parked in front is British European Airways (BEA) Vanguard G-APEM and taxiing by is a USAF Douglas C-54A Skymaster.

Photo source - Ray Flynn collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-ALG
June 1966

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd and named 'St Kieran'. Taken on the east ramp maintenance area at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England in June 1966.

This was not the normal parking area but due to congestion and ramp repairs this was the only area available.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-ALG
June 1966

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd and named 'St Kieran'. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England 26 June 1966.

Photo source - John Varndell

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-ALG
August 1967

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd and named 'St Kieran'. Taken at Cork Airport, Dublin, Ireland in August 1967 ready to board passengers to London, England including Donald and his parents.

This was Donald's first flight.

Photo source - George Hine via Donald Hine

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-ALG
August 1967

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd and named 'St Kieran'. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 28 August 1967.

Photo source - Daniel Tanner

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-ALG
June 1970

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd and named 'St Kieran'. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa June 1970.

Photo source - Malcolm Nason

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-ALG
September 1970

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd and named 'St Kieran'. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland circa September 1970 awaiting disposal.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Aer Lingus - Irish Air Lines
EI-ALG
May 1971

Purchased from Eagle Airways (Bermuda) Ltd and named 'St Kieran'. Taken stored at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland in May 1971 awaiting its fate along with seven other Aer Lingus Viscounts including HB-ILP (C/N 177) still in its SATA lease livery.

Photo source - Bill Sheridan

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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