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Viscount c/n 344

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Below are the 78 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 344 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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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANIZ
November 1957

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 17 November 1957 from the spectator's viewing area above the Queen's Building.

Photo source - John Maynard

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANIZ
June 1961

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in June 1961.

This is Ilse Luettke (Mother of Jens) aged 21 disembarking from the aircraft.

With her smart outfit and hat, she could easily be mistaken for a Stewardess.

Photo source - Jens Luettke

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANIZ
July 1961

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa July 1961 on a stand in front of the Queen's Building.

A Derby Airways Douglas DC-3 is taxiing by in the background with a BEA Viscount on a remote stand and a brand new BEA Vickers Vanguard in the parking area.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANIZ
October 1962

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England circa October 1962 on a very murky day.

This photo was taken from the spectator's viewing area above the Queen's Building.

Note the Lufthansa Volkswagen crew bus and Austin Mini van.

Photo source - David Winyard

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANIZ
June 1964

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1964.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANIZ
June 1965

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark 19 June 1965.

Photo source - Bo-Göran Lundkvist

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANIZ
July 1965

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken arriving at Son Sant Joan Airport, Palma, Mallorca, Spain circa July 1965.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANIZ
May 1966

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Arlanda Airport, Stockholm, Sweden in May 1966.

Photo source - Lars Söderström

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANIZ
June 1968

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at an unknown location in June 1968 with revised titles.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANIZ
January 1969

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Riem Airport, Munich, West Germany in January 1969.

Photo source - Norbert Kröpfl

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG
D-ANIZ
November 1969

Delivered new to Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Riem Airport, Munich, West Germany in November 1969.

Photo source - Herwert Schneider

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Nora Air Services GmbH (NAS)
D-ANIZ
February 1972

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in February 1972 after NAS went into liquidation.

The other NAS aircraft is D-ANUN (C/N 338).

Both these aircraft were purchased by British Midland Airways (BMA) in February 1973.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
May 1973

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in May 1973.

The aircraft is moving away from the area specially prepared for checking the accuracy of the compass.

A compass swing is normally carried out after an engine change as the magnetic influence of such a large piece of mixed metals may have affected the compass.

Adjustments were made through the access panel at the rear of the fuselage which in this view has been removed.

Photo source - George Stringer

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
June 1973

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in June 1973.

Photo source - Mick Bajcar

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
July 1973

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 30 July 1973 with a misty coastline in the background.

Photo source - Mike Pitman

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
September 1973

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in September 1973.

Photo source - Martin Fisher

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
April 1975

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 5 April 1975.

Photo source - John Smith

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
June 1975

Purchased from Deutsche Lufthansa AG. Taken landing at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in June 1975 with two other BMA Viscounts in the foreground.

Photo source - Fouad Dajani

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Cyprus Airways Ltd
G-BAPG
August 1975

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Larnaca Airport, Cyprus in August 1975.

Photo source - George Stringer

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Cyprus Airways Ltd
G-BAPG
August 1975

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). BMA avionics engineer George Stringer taken in the late afternoon sun at Larnaca Airport, Cyprus in August 1975.

Photo source - George Stringer

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Cyprus Airways Ltd
G-BAPG
September 1975

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Larnaca Airport, Cyprus in September 1975 while the No. 2 Dart engine was being changed after it mysteriously lost all of its oil during a flight.

Photo source - George Stringer

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Cyprus Airways Ltd
G-BAPG
September 1975

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Larnaca Airport, Cyprus in September 1975 while the No. 2 Dart engine was being changed after it mysteriously lost all of its oil during a flight.

Photo source - George Stringer

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Cyprus Airways Ltd
G-BAPG
September 1975

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Larnaca Airport, Cyprus in September 1975 while the No. 2 Dart engine was being changed after it mysteriously lost all of its oil during a flight.

Photo source - George Stringer

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Cyprus Airways Ltd
G-BAPG
September 1975

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Larnaca Airport, Cyprus in September 1975 while the No. 2 Dart engine was being changed after it mysteriously lost all of its oil during a flight.

BMA avionics engineer George Stringer is in the blue shorts getting a nice tan.

Photo source - George Stringer

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Cyprus Airways Ltd
G-BAPG
September 1975

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Larnaca Airport, Cyprus in September 1975 after the No. 2 Dart engine had been changed when it mysteriously lost all of its oil during a flight.

Photo source - George Stringer

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Cyprus Airways Ltd
G-BAPG
February 1976

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Larnaca Airport, Cyprus in February 1976 shortly before it returned to the UK.

Photo source - George Stringer

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British Airways (BA)
G-BAPG
September 1976

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland circa September 1976 with sister G-BAPE (C/N 341) behind, which was also on lease from BMA.

These two aircraft provided a feeder service from Glasgow and Edinburgh connecting with trans-atlantic services from Prestwick.

Photo source - Airliners.de

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British Airways (BA)
G-BAPG
September 1976

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland circa September 1976 with sister G-BAPE (C/N 341) behind, which was also on lease from BMA.

These two aircraft provided a feeder service from Glasgow and Edinburgh connecting with trans-atlantic services from Prestwick.

Photo source - Airliners.de

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
April 1977

Returned from British Airways (BA) lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in April 1977 back in service with BMA in the basic BA livery.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
April 1977

Returned from British Airways (BA) lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 14 April 1977 back in service with BMA in the basic BA livery but now with a white tail.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
May 1977

Returned from British Airways (BA) lease. Taken at Exeter Airport, Devon, England in May 1977 with an active Armstrong Whitworth Argosy in the background.

Photo source - Nick W (flickr)

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
September 1977

Returned from British Airways (BA) lease. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands circa Septermber 1977 now with 'British Midland' titles.

Photo source - Leslie Snelleman

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Intra Airways
G-BAPG
April 1978

Purchased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Louhausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in April 1978.

Photo source - Jürgen Lutz

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Intra Airways
G-BAPG
May 1978

Purchased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in May 1978.

Photo source - Rainer Brandl

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Intra Airways
G-BAPG
May 1978

Purchased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany in May 1978.

Photo source - Rainer Brandl

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Intra Airways
G-BAPE
July 1978

Purchased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken landing at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany 24 July 1978.

Photo source - Udo K Haafke

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Intra Airways
G-BAPG
July 1978

Purchased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken arriving at Birmingham International Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England 24 July 1978 with the old terminal building on the right which was opened in May 1939.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

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Intra Airways
G-BAPG
July 1979

Returned from Dan-Air London lease. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in August 1979.

Photo source - Eduard Marmet

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
May 1980

Leased from Jersey European Airways (JEA). Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1980.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-BAPG
July 1981

Purchased from Jersey European Airways (JEA). Taken stored at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in July 1981.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Southern International Air Transport Ltd
G-BAPG
August 1981

Purchased from Jersey European Airways (JEA). Taken stored at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in August 1981.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Kenton Utilities
G-BAPG
February 1982

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 26 February 1982.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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Kenton Utilities
G-BAPG
March 1982

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport. Taken departing from East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in March 1982.

It was being ferried to Exeter, Devon, England for maintenance with West Country Aircraft Servicing Ltd.

Photo source - Mick Bajcar

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Kenton Utilities
G-BAPG
April 1982

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport. Taken stored at Exeter Airport, Devon, England in April 1982 near the West Country Aircraft Servicing Ltd maintenance facility.

Photo source - Dietrich Eggert collection

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Kenton Utilities
G-BAPG
March 1983

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport. Taken stored at Exeter Airport, Devon, England in March 1983 outside the Westcountry Aircraft Servicing Ltd hangar.

The nose on the right is an ex Moroccan Air Force Douglas C-47 that was also in storage.

Note the propeller and spinner lying on the ground.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Kenton Utilities
G-BAPG
April 1983

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport. Taken stored at Exeter Airport, Devon, England 23 April 1983 outside the Westcountry Aircraft Servicing Ltd hangar.

The nose on the right is an ex Moroccan Air Force Douglas C-47 that was also in storage.

Note the propeller and spinner lying on the ground.

Photo source - Chris England

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Kenton Utilities
G-BAPG
May 1986

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport. Taken stored at Exeter Airport, Devon, England 13 May 1986.

The aircraft has now been stripped of paint ready for a major check by Westcountry Aircraft Servicing Ltd but this had been halted and the aircraft pushed outside.

It was later reassembled and ferried to Rochford, Southend, Essex for completion of the work by British Air Ferries (BAF).

Photo source - Chris England

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Kenton Utilities
G-BAPG
October 1986

Purchased from Southern International Air Transport. Taken stored at Exeter Airport, Devon, England 26 October 1986.

The aircraft was stripped of paint ready for a major check by Westcountry Aircraft Servicing Ltd but this had been halted and the aircraft pushed outside.

Over a year later the aircraft was reassembled and ferried to Rochford, Southend, Essex for completion of the work by British Air Ferries (BAF).

Photo source - NJP

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STH Sales Ltd
G-BAPG
February 1988

Purchased from Kenton Utilities. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in February 1988.

It was painted up in full Baltic Aviation AB livery without the allocated registration SE-KBN applied but the sale was not completed.

Photo source - David Oates

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STH Sales Ltd
G-BAPG
March 1988

Purchased from Kenton Utilities. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1988.

It was painted up in full Baltic Aviation AB livery without the allocated registration SE-KBN applied but the sale was not completed.

In the left background is ex BMA Viscount G-AZNA (C/N 350) which had just been bought by Sean T Hulley from British Aerospace.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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STH Sales Ltd
G-BAPG
March 1988

Purchased from Kenton Utilities. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in March 1988.

It was painted up in full Baltic Aviation AB livery without the allocated registration SE-KBN applied but the sale was not completed.

Photo source - Andreas Wecker

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
March 1988

Leased from STH Sales Ltd in full Baltic Aviation AB livery. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in late March 1988 shortly before going on lease..

Photo source - Keith Burton

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
April 1988

Leased from STH Sales Ltd in full Baltic Aviation AB livery. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 4 April 1988.

The Baltic livery must have confused the passengers.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
April 1988

Leased from STH Sales Ltd in full Baltic Aviation AB livery. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 1 April 1988 alongside SE-IVY (C/N 375) which was on lease to British Air Ferries (BAF).

Photo source - Mike Stedman

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
April 1988

Leased from STH Sales Ltd in full Baltic Aviation AB livery. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in April 1988.

Photo source - Bill Blanchard

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
April 1988

Leased from STH Sales Ltd in full Baltic Aviation AB livery. Taken at Elmdon Airport, Birmingham, West Midlands, England 29 April 1988.

Photo source - Carl Ford

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
May 1988

Leased from STH Sales Ltd in full Baltic Aviation AB livery. Taken at Birmingham International Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England 6 May 1988.

Photo source - Simon Butler

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
May 1988

Leased from STH Sales Ltd in full Baltic Aviation AB livery. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 16 May 1988.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
May 1988

Leased from STH Sales Ltd in full Baltic Aviation AB livery. Taken landing at an unknown location circa May 1988.

Note the ground radar tower in the background.

Does anybody recognise the location?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Stuart Moult

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
June 1988

Leased from STH Sales Ltd in full Baltic Aviation AB livery. Taken landing at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England circa June 1988.

Photo source - Gordon Wilson

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
June 1988

Leased from STH Sales Ltd in full Baltic Aviation AB livery. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England in June 1988 with a Britannia Airways tug towing the aircraft away.

Photo source - Carl Ford

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
June 1988

Leased from STH Sales Ltd in full Baltic Aviation AB livery. Taken at Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, Germany in June 1988.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
June 1988

Leased from STH Sales Ltd in full Baltic Aviation AB livery. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1988 shortly before it was returned off lease.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BAPG
June 1988

Leased from STH Sales Ltd in full Baltic Aviation AB livery. Taken departing from Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland circa June 1988 while operating a charter to bring attendees to an aviation event.

Photo source - David Johnstone collection

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Ligacoes Aereas Regionais (LAR)
G-BAPG
August 1988

Leased from STH Sales Ltd in full Baltic Aviation AB livery for use on the Lisbon to Porto service while the LAR HS748 was away on major overhaul. Taken at Porto Airport, Portugal in August 1988.

The departure cannot be too far away as First Officer Simon Rawlinson is already at the aircraft and catching up on the news while he awaits the load sheet.

Tracey was the stewardess on this flight and took this picture.

Photo source - Tracey Hall

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Ligacoes Aereas Regionais (LAR)
G-BAPG
September 1988

Leased from STH Sales Ltd in full Baltic Aviation AB livery for use on the Lisbon to Porto service while the LAR HS748 was away on major overhaul. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 20 September 1988 presumably back in the UK for maintenance.

Photo source - Tony Lees

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STH Sales Ltd
G-BAPG
May 1989

Returned from Ligacoes Aereas Regionais (LAR) lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in May 1989.

The aircraft behind are G-BLNB (C/N 170), G-BAPF (C/N 338) and Avro Vulcan G-VJET.

Photo source - Simon Brooke

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STH Sales Ltd
G-BAPG
June 1989

Returned from Ligacoes Aereas Regionais (LAR) lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1989.

Photo source - Perry Hoppe

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STH Sales Ltd
G-BAPG
June 1989

Returned from Ligacoes Aereas Regionais (LAR) lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1989 with the No.1 engine still to be started.

Photo source - Richard Robinson

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STH Sales Ltd
G-BAPG
June 1989

Returned from Ligacoes Aereas Regionais (LAR) lease. Taken departing from Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1989.

Photo source - Richard Robinson

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STH Sales Ltd
G-BAPG
July 1989

Returned from Ligacoes Aereas Regionais (LAR) lease. Taken landing at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1989.

Photo source - David Unsworth

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STH Sales Ltd
G-BAPG
July 1989

Returned from Ligacoes Aereas Regionais (LAR) lease. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England in July 1989.

It is now operating a feeder service from various European airports for passengers travelling on Virgin Atlantic continental services, mainly out of Gatwick or Manchester at that time.

Photo source - Roger Syratt

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STH Sales Ltd
G-BAPG
August 1989

Returned from Ligacoes Aereas Regionais (LAR) lease. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England in August 1989.

It is operating a feeder service from various European airports for passengers travelling on Virgin Atlantic intercontinental services, mainly out of Gatwick or Manchester at that time.

An Aviation Center Berlin postcard Ref VCV.001.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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STH Sales Ltd
G-BAPG
September 1989

Returned from Ligacoes Aereas Regionais (LAR) lease. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland in September 1989.

It is operating a feeder service from various European airports for passengers travelling on Virgin Atlantic intercontinental services, mainly out of Gatwick or Manchester at that time.

Photo source - Fredy Hader

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STH Sales Ltd
G-BAPG
February 1990

Returned from Ligacoes Aereas Regionais (LAR) lease. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England in February 1990.

It is operating a feeder service from various European airports for passengers travelling on Virgin Atlantic intercontinental services, mainly out of Gatwick or Manchester at that time.

Photo source - Keith Blincow

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Ali Finance Ltd
G-BAPG
April 1995

Repossessed from STH Sales Ltd. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 4 April 1995 minus engine nacelles and tailplanes.

Photo source - Ian Haskell

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Ali Finance Ltd
G-BAPG
August 1995

Repossessed from STH Sales Ltd. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 26 August 1995.

Photo source - Frank Schaefer

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Ali Finance Ltd
G-BAPG
July 1996

Repossessed from STH Sales Ltd. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in July 1996.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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