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Viscount c/n 361

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Below are the 17 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 361 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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Continental Airlines
N249V
October 1958

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken departing from Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland 3 October 1958 to continue its delivery journey to the USA.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin and that the cabin is empty except for boxes of spare parts strapped near the centre of gravity.

Photo source - Jim Cain via David Cain (Ayronautica)

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Continental Airlines
N249V
June 1962

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at El Paso Airport, Texas, USA in June 1962 with a Continental Airlines Douglas DC-3 in the background.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Continental Airlines
N249V
August 1964

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Stapleton International Airport, Denver, Colorado, USA in August 1964.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - David Schulman

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Continental Airlines
N249V
June 1965

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Stapleton International Airport, Denver, Colorado, USA circa June 1965.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Zortek (flickr)

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Continental Airlines
N249V
June 1965

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1965.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Erik Bernhard collection

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Channel Airways
G-AVNJ
July 1967

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken taxiing in from runway 09 at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands circa July 1967 with a very angry sky.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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Air Ferry Ltd
G-AVNJ
May 1968

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken at Manston Airport, Kent, England 15 May 1968.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Finlay Cunningham

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Air Ferry Ltd
G-AVNJ
May 1968

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken at Manston Airport, Kent, England in May 1968.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Kevin Haigh

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Air Ferry Ltd
G-AVNJ
June 1968

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1968 with a BEA 'Red Square' Viscount in the background.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

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Air Ferry Ltd
G-AVNJ
June 1968

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 29 June 1968 in front of the very impressive terminal building, which is now a hotel.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

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Air Ferry Ltd
G-AVNJ
September 1968

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in September 1968 with an Aer Lingus Viscount taxiing behind.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Dave Jones

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Channel Airways
G-AVNJ
May 1970

Returned from British Midland Airways (BMA) lease. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in May 1970.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

The aircraft to the right is G-APPC (C/N 362).

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-AVNJ
November 1971

Returned from British Midland Airways (BMA) lease. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 14 November 1971.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

The aircraft behind is G-APPC (C/N 362).

Photo source - Carl Ford

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Channel Airways
G-AVNJ
May 1972

Returned from British Midland Airways (BMA) lease. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 27 May 1972 with G-APPC (C/N 362) behind.

Channel Airways had ceased all operations in February 1972.

Photo source - Gordon Riley

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Channel Airways
G-AVNJ
June 1972

Returned from British Midland Airways (BMA) lease. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 15 June 1972 now minus its Rolls-Royce Dart Mark 525 engines. Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

The aircraft behind is G-APPC (C/N 362) which was broken up later in the month with G-AVNJ suffering the same fate in July.

Photo source - Brian Mells

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Channel Airways
G-AVNJ
June 1972

Returned from British Midland Airways (BMA) lease. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England June 1972 now minus its Rolls-Royce Dart Mark 525 engines. Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

The aircraft behind is G-APPC (C/N 362) which was broken up later in the month with G-AVNJ suffering the same fate in July.

Photo source - Dave Rowe

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Channel Airways
G-AVNJ
June 1972

Returned from British Midland Airways (BMA) lease. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in late June 1972.

To the right is G-APPC (C/N 362) which is being scrapped and G-AVNJ was soon to suffer the same fate.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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