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Viscount c/n 366

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Below are the 17 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 366 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
N254V
April 1959

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland in April 1959 during the delivery to the USA.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - John Morris collection

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Continental Airlines
N254V
December 1963

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at an unknown location circa December 1963.

Note the integral front 'airsteps' and the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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Channel Airways
G-ATVE
May 1965

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa May 1965.

A Channel Airways publicity photo promoting the coach services available.

Photo source - Nick Beattie collection

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Treffield International Airlines
G-ATVE
January 1967

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 3 January 1967, the day it was delivered on lease.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Also note that the integral front 'airsteps' have been removed, to save some weight.

Photo source - Richard Goring

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Treffield International Airlines
G-ATVE
March 1967

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa March 1967.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

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Treffield International Airlines
G-ATVE
April 1967

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken at Deurne Airport, Antwerp, Belgium in April 1967.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Paul Soons

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Treffield International Airlines
G-ATVE
April 1967

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken departing from City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England in April 1967.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Treffield International Airlines
G-ATVE
April 1967

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken departing from City of Birmingham Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England in April 1967.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

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Treffield International Airlines
G-ATVE
May 1967

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in May 1967 with British United Airways (BUA) providing the ground support.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Jerry Penwarden

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Treffield International Airlines
G-ATVE
June 1967

Leased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 24 June 1967 on the day it was returned to Channel Airways.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

11

Channel Airways
G-ATVE
July 1967

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa July 1967 awaiting its turn in the maintenance hangar for a full repaint in Channel livery.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Kevin Haigh

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Channel Airways
G-ATVE
January 1968

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 8 January 1968.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

In the background is a Rolls-Royce Merlin powered British Midland Airways Canadair DC4M Argonaut.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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Channel Airways
G-ATVE
April 1968

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England circa April 1968.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

In the background is Ghana Airways Britannia G-ANCH which was parked on that pan from early March to mid April 1968.

Photo source - John Jones

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Channel Airways
G-ATVE
April 1969

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in April 1969.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - S M Reeves

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Channel Airways
G-ATVE
June 1969

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken landing at an unknown location circa June 1969.

Photo source - John Faulkner

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Channel Airways
G-ATVE
January 1972

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in January 1972 with G-AVHE (C/N 363) in front.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Channel Airways
G-ATVE
June 1972

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 15 June 1972.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

The aircraft in front is G-AVHE (C/N 363).

Both aircraft were broken up for scrap later in the month.

Photo source - Brian Mells

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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