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Viscount c/n 365

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Below are the 19 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 365 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
N253V
October 1960

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken departing from the gate at Stapleton International Airport, Denver, Colorado, USA in October 1960.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Continental Airlines
N253V
November 1962

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken arriving at Love Field, Dallas, Texas, USA in November 1962.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Also note the integral front 'airsteps' on N246V (C/N 359) in the foreground.

Photo source - Mel Lawrence

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Channel Airways
G-ATVR
May 1966

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Biggin Hill Airfield, Kent, England in May 1966 during the Air Fair.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Channel Airways
G-ATVR
August 1966

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa August 1966.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

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Treffield International Airlines
G-ATVR
May 1967

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England circa May 1967.

Sister G-ATVE (C/N 367) is departing in the background.

Photo source - Raymond Bayliss

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Treffield International Airlines
G-ATVR
June 1967

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken leaving a south pier stand at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in June 1967 shortly before the aircraft was returned to Channel Airways.

It now has titles on the fuselage.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-ATVR
July 1967

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1967.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Kevin Haigh

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Channel Airways
G-ATVR
June 1967

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands in late June 1967.

It was temporarily back in Channel service with the Treffield titles removed.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

In the background there is a Norwegian registered Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) Sud SE210 Caravelle, a BEA Vickers Vanguard and a Pan American Airways Douglas DC-8.

Photo source - Peter Leuvenink

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Channel Airways
G-ATVR
August 1967

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken at City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England in August 1967, now repainted in full livery.

It is operating a tulip bulb field charter flight to Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

In the background is BEA Viscount G-AOHO (C/N 164).

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Channel Airways
G-ATVR
September 1967

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany circa September 1967.

Photo source - Peter Scharkowski

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Channel Airways
G-ATVR
September 1968

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in September 1968 while undergoing maintenance with Marshall's.

It is being prepared for engine ground runs with a sound dampening grass embankment in the background.

They could have done with the integral front 'airsteps' but these were removed by Channel to save weight.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Tony Clarke collection via David Whitworth

12

Channel Airways
G-ATVR
May 1970

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in May 1970.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

In the background is an ex Air Canada Vickers Vanguard.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-ATVR
June 1971

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa June 1971 in the early morning sun.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Brian Mells

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Channel Airways
G-ATVR
July 1971

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken departing from Zestienhoven Airport, Rotterdam, Netherlands 25 July 1971.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Alex Waning

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Channel Airways
G-ATVR
September 1971

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in September 1971 with a very smart looking tug / ground power unit in the foreground.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo Ref RD-57

Photo source - Rod Digney

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Stansted Airport Fire School
G-ATVR
September 1973

Transferred from Channel Airways for training use. Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex circa September 1973.

Photo source - Lee Mullins

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Stansted Airport Fire School
G-ATVR
October 1974

Transferred from Channel Airways for training use. Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England circa October 1974.

The tail section has now been removed.

The de Havilland Dove 6, G-ALVS was previously operated at Stansted by the Civil Aviation Flying Unit (CAFU) and was withdrawn from use 14 November 1972.

Photo source - Fred Taylor

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Stansted Airport Fire School
G-ATVR
May 1978

Transferred from Channel Airways for training use. Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England 7 May 1978.

Photo source - Paul Seymour

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Stansted Airport Fire School
G-ATVR
August 1979

Transferred from Channel Airways for training use. Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in August 1979 and now looking very sad.

It was finally scrapped the following year.

Photo source - David Oates

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