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Viscount c/n 338

Operational Record

Photo of Viscount c/n 338
Deutsche Lufthansa AG


Germany flag Germany

This V.814 series Viscount was built for
Deutsche Lufthansa AG as D-ANUN

It first flew on Monday, 22 September 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England powered by Rolls-Royce Dart 525 engines.


During its life this aircraft was also owned and/or operated by
Condor Flugdienst GmbH, Nora Air Services (NAS), British Midland Airways (BMA), Skyline Sweden, British Aerospace (BAe), Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd, GB Airways, Hot Air, Gambia Air Shuttle and British Air Ferries (BAF)


Photo of Viscount c/n 338
Home Office Fire & Emergency Training Centre


England flag England

Its final owner/operator was
Home Office Fire & Emergency Training Centre as G-BAPF.

Its fate:-
Transferred from Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd and moved to Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England for non-destructive emergency training in February 1992. Used for evacuation training including smoke hood trials. Engine nacelle cowlings removed by the Midland Air Museum for use on F-BGNR (C/N 35). In 2015 it was no longer in use for fire and rescue training purposes and its condition is now described as poor. Broken up for scrap by Smith's (Gloucester) Ltd under contract in August 2017.


Operational record
Photo of Deutsche Lufthansa AG Viscount D-ANUN

Country of Registration Germany

October 1958 to February 1962

Deutsche Lufthansa AG

D-ANUN - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
Germany registered

15 June 1956
An order was placed by Deutsche Lufthansa AG for nine aircraft.

22 September 1958
First flight from Brooklands Airfield, Weybridge, Surrey, England.

It landed at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England for fitting out and test flying.

25 September 1958
Noted at Blackbushe Airport, Hampshire, England.

5 October 1958
Departed from Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England on delivery to West Germany.

10 October 1958
Operated the first Viscount service. The routing is currently unknown. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

1 February 1959
Operated the first Lufthansa Viscount service from Frankfurt Airport, West Germany to London Airport, (later known as Heathrow), Middlesex, England and return, replacing the Convair 440.

5 February 1962
Leased to Condor Flugdienst GmbH.


Photo of Condor Flugdienst GmbH Viscount D-ANUN

Country of Registration Germany

February 1962 to August 1969

Condor Flugdienst GmbH

D-ANUN - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
Germany registered

5 February 1962
Leased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG in a modified Lufthansa livery initially with a plain yellow tail.

June 1966
Noted with the Condor logo now on the yellow tail.

27 August 1969
Returned to Deutsche Lufthansa AG.


Photo of Deutsche Lufthansa AG Viscount D-ANUN

Country of Registration Germany

August 1969 to July 1971

Deutsche Lufthansa AG

D-ANUN - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
Germany registered

27 August 1969
Returned from Condor Flugdienst GmbH lease.

26 July 1971
Sold to Nora Air Services (NAS).


Photo of Nora Air Services (NAS) Viscount D-ANUN

Country of Registration Germany

July 1971 to February 1973

Nora Air Services (NAS)

D-ANUN - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
Germany registered

26 July 1971
Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

10 September 1971
Rolled out at Fuhlsbuttel Airport, Hamburg, West Germany in full NAS livery named 'Westuffeln'.

17 December 1971
Noted at Fuhlsbuttel Airport, Hamburg, West Germany on air tests.

15 February 1972
Ferried to East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in full NAS livery and stored after NAS went into liquidation.

12 February 1973
Sold to British Midland Airways (BMA).


Photo of British Midland Airways (BMA) Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

February 1973 to October 1975

British Midland Airways (BMA)

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

12 February 1973
Purchased from Nora Air Services (NAS).

March 1973
Noted minus all four Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

22 April 1973
First service for British Midland Airways (BMA).

15 October 1975
Leased to Skyline Sweden.


Photo of Skyline Sweden Viscount SE-FOY

Country of Registration Sweden

October 1975 to May 1978

Skyline Sweden

SE-FOY - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
Sweden registered

15 October 1975
Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA).

For short periods it operated services for Linjeflyg and a sticker was applied to the port side of the nose stating 'INHYRT AV LINJEFLYG'.

29 April 1978
Last Skyline Sweden service from Sturup Airport, Malmo, Sweden to Nuremburg Airport, Bavaria, West Germany to Billund Airport, Denmark to Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark and return to Sturup Airport, Malmo, Sweden.

Skyline Sweden ceased operations.

2 May 1978
Returned to British Midland Airways (BMA).


Photo of British Midland Airways (BMA) Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

May 1978 to May 1986

British Midland Airways (BMA)

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

2 May 1978
Returned from Skyline Sweden lease to East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England.

8 May 1978
Swedish registration SE-FOY cancelled as aircraft exported back to original owner.

May 1978
Registered to British Midland Airways (BMA).

7 May 1986
Sold to British Aerospace (BAe).


Photo of British Aerospace (BAe) Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

May 1986 to May 1986

British Aerospace (BAe)

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

7 May 1986
Purchased from British Midland Airways (BMA).

7 May 1986
Leased back to British Midland Airways (BMA).


Photo of British Midland Airways (BMA) Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

May 1986 to August 1987

British Midland Airways (BMA)

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

7 May 1986
Leased from British Aerospace.

27 July 1987
Final British Midland Airways (BMA) service from Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands to East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England.

4 August 1987
Returned to British Aerospace.


Photo of British Aerospace (BAe) Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

August 1987 to October 1987

British Aerospace (BAe)

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

4 August 1987
Returned from British Midland Airways (BMA) lease and stored at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England in British Midland Airways (BMA) livery minus titles.

October 1987
Sold by auction at Luton, Bedfordshire, England to Sean T Hulley (Sales) Ltd for use as Baltic Airlines.


Photo of Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

October 1987 to February 1988

Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

October 1987
Purchased from British Aerospace (BAe) at an auction in Luton, Bedfordshire, England for use by Baltic Airlines, which was another one of Sean's many companies including Hot Air.

15 October 1987
Ferried from Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England to Exeter Airport, Devon, England for assessment by West Country Aircraft Servicing Ltd.

16 November 1987
Ferried from Exeter Airport, Devon, England to Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England for major overhaul and wing spar change by British Air Ferries (BAF).

21 February 1988
Leased to GB Airways.


Photo of GB Airways Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

February 1988 to April 1988

GB Airways

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

21 February 1988
Leased from Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd in ex BMA livery less titles with a red GB Airways decal on the pale blue cheatline in front of the forward door.

9 April 1988
Returned to Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd.


Photo of Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

April 1988 to May 1988

Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

9 April 1988
Returned from GB Airways at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England.

May 1988
Transferred to Hot Air, a sister operator also owned by Sean T Hully.


Photo of Hot Air Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

May 1988 to July 1988

Hot Air

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

May 1988
Transferred from Baltic Airlines (another Sean T Hully company) and named as 'Marilyn Monroe' with Hot Air titles applied.

9 June 1988
Entered Hot Air service with a charter from East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England to Clermont-Ferrand Airport, Auvergne, France.

14 July 1988
Leased to Gambia Air Shuttle.


Photo of Gambia Air Shuttle Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

July 1988 to November 1988

Gambia Air Shuttle

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

14 July 1988
Leased from Hot Air in Hot Air livery still named as 'Marilyn Monroe' but with Gambia Air Shuttle titles and tail logo.

Delivered to Banjul Airport, Gambia, West Africa via Portela Airport, Lisbon, Portugal.

18 November 1988
Returned to Hot Air.


Photo of Hot Air Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

November 1988 to December 1988

Hot Air

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

18 November 1988
Returned from Gambia Air Shuttle lease to Rochford, Southend, Essex, England.

6 December 1988
Leased to GB Airways.


Photo of GB Airways Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

December 1988 to April 1989

GB Airways

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

6 December 1988
Leased from Hot Air and ferried to Gibraltar in Hot Air livery with GB Airways titles and tail logo still named 'Marilyn Monroe'. The aircraft was leased to replace Viscount G-BBVH (C/N 281) that crashed on 23 November 1988.

8 April 1989
Returned to Hot Air.


Photo of Hot Air Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

April 1989 to December 1989

Hot Air

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

8 April 1989
Returned from GB Airways lease to Rochford, Southend, Essex, England via Luton, Bedfordshire.

16 April 1989
Rolled out in full Hot Air livery still named 'Marilyn Monroe'.

1 December 1989
Leased to Gambia Air Shuttle.


Photo of Gambia Air Shuttle Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

December 1989 to April 1990

Gambia Air Shuttle

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

1 December 1989
Leased from Hot Air in full Hot Air livery named as 'Marylin Monroe' to replace Viscount G-AZNA (C/N 350) that had returned for maintenance with British Air Ferries (BAF) at Rochford, Southend, Essex, England.

April 1990
Returned to Hot Air at Rochford, Southend, Essex, England.


Photo of Hot Air Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

April 1990 to May 1990

Hot Air

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

April 1990
Returned from Gambia Air Shuttle lease at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England.

1 May 1990
Leased to British Air Ferries (BAF), still in full Hot Air livery.


Photo of British Air Ferries (BAF) Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

May 1990 to June 1990

British Air Ferries (BAF)

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

1 May 1990
Leased from Hot Air via Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd in full Hot Air livery.

1 June 1990
Returned to Hot Air / Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd.


Photo of Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

June 1990 to February 1992

Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

1 June 1990
Returned from British Air Ferries (BAF) lease and stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England.

13 June 1990
Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) expired.

July 1990
Noted with three Rolls-Royce Dart engines removed. The No.1 engine remained installed without a propeller.

It was then gradually robbed of all useful parts.

February 1991
Title officially transferred back to Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd.

15 February 1992
Gutted airframe transferred to the Home Office Fire & Emergency Training Centre.


Photo of Home Office Fire & Emergency Training Centre Viscount G-BAPF

Country of Registration United Kingdom

February 1992 to

Home Office Fire & Emergency Training Centre

G-BAPF - c/n 338 - a V.814 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered

15 February 1992
Airframe transferred from Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd and moved to Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England for non-destructive emergency training use.

17 June 1992
Registration cancelled due to aircraft permanently withdrawn from use.

It was used for non-destructive evacuation training including smoke hood trials.

2012
The Midland Air Museum at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England has removed several parts including engine nacelle cowlings for use in the rebuild of F-BGNR (C/N 35).

The cowlings removed are the bulged version used on aircraft powered by Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 and RDa7 engines which is incorrect for F-BGNR which had parallel cowlings relating to the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 engine variant.

2015
It is no longer in use for fire and rescue training purposes and its condition is now described as poor.

August 2017
Broken up for scrap by Smith's (Gloucester) Ltd under contract.


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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