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Viscount c/n 366

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Below are the 35 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.

1

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

2

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

3

Channel Airways
G-ATVE
June 1966

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa June 1966.

A Channel Airways publicity photo promoting the coach services available.

Photo source - Nick Beattie collection

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

Treffield International Airlines
G-ATVE
April 1967

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

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

8

Treffield International Airlines
G-ATVE
April 1967

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

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - William H Blunt collection

9

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

10

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

12

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)

13

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

14

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

16

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).

Photo source - Brian Mells

18

Channel Airways
G-ATVE
August 1972

Returned from Treffield International Airlines lease. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 22 August 1972.

The aircraft was broken up for scrap in September 1972 but the forward fuselage was immediately saved and donated to the nearby Historic Aircraft Museum.

Photo source - Terry Dann

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Historic Aircraft Museum
G-ATVE
September 1972

Forward fuselage section donated by Channel Airways. Taken at the Historic Aircraft Museum at Rochford, Southend, Essex, England in September 1972 shortly after the transfer from the airport.

There was some confusion regarding its identity as some sources quoted G-AVHE (C/N 363), which was broken up at the same time, but the registration is still placarded on the instrument panel.

Photo source - Bill Powderly

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Historic Aircraft Museum
G-ATVE
November 1972

Forward fuselage section donated by Channel Airways. Taken at the Historic Aircraft Museum at Rochford, Southend, Essex, England 20 November 1972.

The museum building can be seen in the background.

Photo source - Terry Dann

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Historic Aircraft Museum
G-ATVE
August 1974

Forward fuselage section donated by Channel Airways. Taken at the Historic Aircraft Museum at Rochford, Southend, Essex, England 10 August 1974.

It has now been painted in a British Midland Airways (BMA) livery, even though it was never operated by them.

Photo source - Terry Dann

22

Historic Aircraft Museum
G-ATVE
November 1980

Forward fuselage section donated by Channel Airways. Taken at the Historic Aircraft Museum at Rochford, Southend, Essex, England 2 November 1980.

It was painted in a British Midland Airways (BMA) livery in 1974, even though it was never operated by them.

Photo source - Ian Haskell

23

Düsseldorf Airport Authority
G-ATVE
March 1987

Forward fuselage section transferred from the defunct Air Classik Museum. Taken at Düsseldorf Airport, West Germany 31 March 1987 displayed on top of a terminal building in a public terrace viewing area.

The information panel states it to be a Viscount 814 cockpit section as operated by Deutsche Lufthansa AG which is incorrect for this aircraft.

Photo source - Paul J Hooper

24

Düsseldorf Airport Authority
G-ATVE
June 1987

Forward fuselage section transferred from the defunct Air Classik Museum. Taken at Düsseldorf Airport, West Germany circa June 1987 displayed on top of a terminal building in a public terrace viewing area.

Photo source - Udo K Haafke

25

Albatros Flugmuseum
G-ATVE
May 2004

Forward fuselage section acquired from the Düsseldorf Airport Authority. Taken from the spectators roof terrace on top of the terminal building at Echterdingen Airport, Stuttgart, Germany 1 May 2004 in a basic Lufthansa livery.

Photo source - Jochen Hoenle - STR Aviation

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Albatros Flugmuseum
G-ATVE
April 2006

Forward fuselage section acquired from the Düsseldorf Airport Authority. Taken from the spectators roof terrace on top of the terminal building at Echterdingen Airport, Stuttgart, Germany 25 April 2006 in a basic Lufthansa livery.

Photo source - Ian Haskell

27

Albatros Flugmuseum
G-ATVE
June 2011

Forward fuselage section acquired from the Düsseldorf Airport Authority. Taken from the spectators roof terrace on top of the terminal building at Echterdingen Airport, Stuttgart, Germany circa June 2011 in a basic Lufthansa livery.

To the right is the rotor blades of a helicopter also on display.

Photo source - Manfred Poznanski

28

Albatros Flugmuseum
G-ATVE
June 2011

Forward fuselage section acquired from the Düsseldorf Airport Authority. Taken from the spectators roof terrace on top of the terminal building at Echterdingen Airport, Stuttgart, Germany circa June 2011 in a basic Lufthansa livery.

The rear of the fuselage has been boarded off with an access door and windows.

The paintwork has started to show its age now.

Photo source - Manfred Poznanski

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Albatros Flugmuseum
G-ATVE
June 2011

Forward fuselage section acquired from the Düsseldorf Airport Authority. Taken from the spectators roof terrace on top of the terminal building at Echterdingen Airport, Stuttgart, Germany circa June 2011 in a basic Lufthansa livery.

Photo source - Manfred Poznanski

30

Schwabisches Bauern und Tecknik Museum
G-ATVE
March 2015

Forward fuselage section transferred from Albatros Flugmuseum at Stuttgart Airport, Germany. Taken at Eschach, Germany 20 March 2015.

Note the ex West German Air Force Nord 2501D Noratlas top left and an ex East German Air Force Antonov AN-26T on the right.

Google Earth co-ordinates 48 54 28.32 N 9 50 21.72 E

Photo source - Google Earth

31

Buccara Base
G-ATVE
August 2016

Forward fuselage section purchased from Morlock Motors. This view shows the industrial area near the River Rhein at Bad Honnef, a spa town in the Rhein-Sieg district, North Rhein-Westphalia, Germany and was taken 28 August 2016, before the arrival of the Viscount section.

The arrow points to an aluminium caravan that is just visible in the next photo.

Photo source - Google Earth

32

Buccara Base
G-ATVE
April 2019

Forward fuselage section purchased from Morlock Motors. Taken at Bad Honnef, a spa town in the Rhein-Sieg district, North Rhein-Westphalia, Germany 15 April 2019.

It is on display along with other transport exhibits.

Photo source - Erwin Alexander

33

Buccara Base
G-ATVE
March 2021

Forward fuselage section purchased from Morlock Motors. Taken at Bad Honnef, a spa town in the Rhein-Sieg district, North Rhein-Westphalia, Germany 10 March 2021.

It is on display along with other transport exhibits but is now in poor condition externally.

Photo source - Anton van Ruiten

34

Buccara Base
G-ATVE
March 2021

Forward fuselage section purchased from Morlock Motors. Taken at Bad Honnef, a spa town in the Rhein-Sieg district, North Rhein-Westphalia, Germany 10 March 2021.

It is on display along with other transport exhibits but is now in poor condition externally.

Photo source - Anton van Ruiten

35

Buccara Base
G-ATVE
March 2021

Forward fuselage section purchased from Morlock Motors. Taken at Bad Honnef, a spa town in the Rhein-Sieg district, North Rhein-Westphalia, Germany 10 March 2021.

It is on display along with other transport exhibits but is now in poor condition externally.

Photo source - Anton van Ruiten

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