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Viscount c/n 382

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Below are the 107 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 382 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

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APEY
June 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Murdoch'. Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in June 1959.

Photo Ref V375

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

2

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APEY
July 1959

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Murdoch'. Taken at Mulhouse Airport, Basel, Switzerland circa July 1959.

The ground agent is holding up one finger to signal to the Captain that they are now ready for him to start the No.1 engine.

Standing by near the engine is a ground crewman provided by Swissair with a portable fire extinguisher.

Nobody is wearing ear defenders but hopefully they do have ear plugs, especially the guy sitting in the motorised ground power unit.

Photo source - Peter Frei

3

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APEY
June 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Murdoch'. Taken at Bromma Airport, Stockholm, Sweden circa June 1961.

A busy scene.

The Rolls-Royce Dart engines are ready to be started, an Air France Viscount is taxying in with a ground hostess walking out to meet it.

There in a Pan American Airways Douglas DC-6 behind, a Finnair Douglas DC-3 tail in view and a helicopter on floats is flying away.

Photo source - Bengt Rolander

4

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APEY
October 1961

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) named 'R M A William Murdoch'. Taken arriving at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in October 1961.

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

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

5

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APEY
August 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa August 1967 in the later 'Red Square' livery with a repositioned registration.

The No.4, 3 and 2 Rolls-Royce Dart engines are running, with the No.1 about to start.

This was always the starting sequence when using a Ground Power Unit (GPU).

Note the badly oil stained concrete which was a legacy from the many years of piston powered airliners.

The modern Rolls-Royce Dart turbine engines rarely leaked oil.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

6

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APEY
September 1967

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa September 1967 in the later 'Red Square' livery with a repositioned registration.

Photo source - Philip Braithwaite

7

British European Airways Corporation (BEA)
G-APEY
January 1968

Delivered new to British European Airways (BEA) and now un-named. Taken at an unknown location, probably in Scotland in January 1968.

Photo source - Clinton H Groves collection (ATP)

8

BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-APEY
June 1969

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa June 1969 with 'British Air Services' titles.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

9

BKS Air Transport Ltd
G-APEY
June 1970

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, Denmark circa June 1970 with 'British Air Services' titles.

Photo source - Niels Helmø-Larsen

10

Northeast Airlines (UK)
G-APEY
June 1971

Transferred from BKS Air Transport Ltd due to a corporate name change. Taken at Middelkerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium circa June 1971 with a Channel Airways Viscount on the left.

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

11

Northeast Airlines (UK)
G-APEY
July 1971

Transferred from BKS Air Transport Ltd due to a corporate name change. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England circa July 1971.

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Bruno Geiger collection

12

Northeast Airlines (UK)
G-APEY
August 1971

Transferred from BKS Air Transport Ltd due to a corporate name change. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 22 August 1971.

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage and two BEA de Havilland Tridents behind.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

13

Cambrian Airways
G-APEY
May 1972

Leased from Northeast Airlines. Taken at a very wet Speke Airport, Liverpool, England in May 1972.

It arrived during the 'Wings over Merseyside' airshow.

Photo source - David Harding

14

Northeast Airlines (UK)
G-APEY
March 1973

Returned from Cambrian Airways lease. Taken at Leeds / Bradford Airport, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England in March 1973.

The aircraft behind is G-APEX (C/N 381).

Photo source - Trevor Holmes

15

Northeast Airlines (UK)
G-APEY
March 1973

Returned from Cambrian Airways lease. Taken at Leeds / Bradford Airport, Yeadon, Yorkshire, England in March 1973.

Note the small 'British Air Services' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Trevor Holmes

16

Northeast Airlines (UK)
G-APEY
June 1973

Returned from Cambrian Airways lease. Taken at Klagenfurt Airport, Austria in June 1973.

Note the small 'British Airways' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Markus Buttinger

17

British Airways (BA)
G-APEY
May 1974

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England 12 May 1974.

Note the small 'Northeast' titles on the forward lower fuselage.

Photo source - Trevor S Hall

18

British Airways (BA)
G-APEY
May 1975

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in May 1975.

Note the high visibility black and white stripes on the propellers which helped to prevent ground staff from inadvertantly walking into a spinning prop.

Photo source - Dave Thirlwall collection

19

British Airways (BA)
G-APEY
January 1979

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 24 January 1979.

It was operating BA5209 from Jersey to Birmingham but was diverted here due to bad weather conditions at its destination.

It left the following day to Dublin, Ireland.

Photo source - Ron Kosys

20

British Airways (BA)
G-APEY
February 1979

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in February 1979 on a very wintry day.

Photo source - Ian Oswald via Martin Stephen

21

British Airways (BA)
G-APEY
June 1979

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Lulsgate Airport, Bristol, England in June 1979 arriving at the gate with the outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines already shut down.

Photo source - Jim Callaway

22

British Airways (BA)
G-APEY
March 1980

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France 28 March 1980.

Photo source - Michel Gilliand

23

British Airways (BA)
G-APEY
January 1981

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 24 January 1981 now with 'British' titles.

Two months later she was retired from service and then sold to British Air Ferries (BAF).

Photo source - Eric Melrose

24

British Airways (BA)
G-APEY
April 1981

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in April 1981 in the maintenance area shortly before it was sold to British Air Ferries (BAF).

Photo source - Paul Filmer

25

British Airways (BA)
G-APEY
April 1981

Transferred from Northeast Airlines due to a corporate merger. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in April 1981 in the maintenance area shortly before it was sold to British Air Ferries (BAF).

Photo source - Paul Filmer

26

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
April 1981

Purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Ostend, Belgium circa April 1981 in a basic BA livery with BAF titles.

There is a small 'British Airways' decal in front of the rear cabin door.

A photo from Tom's collection.

Photo source - Tom Singfield

27

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
May 1981

Purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken at Lohausen Airport, Düsseldorf, West Germany circa May 1981 in a basic BA livery with BAF titles.

The small 'British Airways' decal in front of the rear cabin door has now been removed.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

28

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
May 1981

Purchased from British Airways (BA). Taken at Zestienhoven Airport, Ostend, Belgium in May 1981 in a basic BA livery with BAF titles.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

29

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
October 1981

Returned from Oasis Oil Company lease. Taken departing from East Midlands Airport, Leicestershire, England 4 October 1981.

It went on lease to Air Algerie the next day in this livery.

Photo source - Andy Chetwyn

30

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
July 1982

Returned from Sirte Oil Company lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 7 July 1982 with the 'Sirte' logo still on the tail.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

31

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
January 1983

Returned from Sirte Oil Company lease. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland in January 1983 in a later livery.

Photo source - Eric Melrose

32

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
April 1984

Returned from Sirte Oil Company lease and now named 'Viscount Shetland'. Taken landing at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 9 April 1984 in a later livery.

Photo source - Derek Ferguson

33

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
June 1984

Returned from Sirte Oil Company lease and named 'Viscount Shetland'. Taken at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France in June 1984.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

34

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
June 1985

Returned from Sirte Oil Company lease and named 'Viscount Shetland'. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 8 June 1985.

Photo source - Eric Melrose

35

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
June 1985

Returned from Sirte Oil Company lease and named 'Viscount Shetland'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland circa June 1985.

Photo source - Dennis Penny

36

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
June 1985

Returned from Sirte Oil Company lease and named 'Viscount Shetland'. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 26 June 1985.

Photo source - Alastair T Gardiner

37

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
June 1987

Returned from Sirte Oil Company lease and now un-named. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in June 1987, now with 'British' titles.

Photo source - David Unsworth

38

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
June 1987

Returned from Sirte Oil Company lease and now un-named. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in June 1987, now with 'British' titles.

Photo source - David Unsworth

39

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
October 1987

Returned from Sirte Oil Company lease and now un-named. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England October in October 1987 now with 'British' titles.

Photo source - Richard Hunt

40

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-APEY
April 1988

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 16 April 1988.

Photo source - Fergal Goodman

41

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-APEY
April 1988

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 16 April 1988.

Photo source - Fergal Goodman

42

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-APEY
May 1988

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England circa May 1988.

Photo source - Robin Herbert

43

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-APEY
May 1988

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 21 May 1988.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

44

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-APEY
June 1988

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken departing from Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England in June 1988.

Photo source - Roger Syratt

45

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-APEY
August 1988

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in August 1988.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

46

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-APEY
April 1989

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England circa April 1989.

Photo source - Dick Gilbert

47

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-APEY
April 1989

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England circa April 1989.

Photo source - Dick Gilbert

48

Virgin Atlantic Airways
G-APEY
April 1989

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF) named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken landing at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England 19 April 1989 on runway 26.

Photo source - Kerry Taylor

49

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
May 1989

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in May 1989.

It went back into BAF service for at least a year before being repainted.

The aircraft in front is G-AOYP (C/N 265) which had also just returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease, but was soon repainted in BAF livery.

Photo source - Alan Pratt

50

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
May 1989

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 6 May 1989.

It went back into BAF service for at least a year before being repainted.

Photo source - Andy Martin

51

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
May 1989

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in May 1989.

It went back into BAF service for at least a year before being repainted.

Photo source - Alastair T Gardiner

52

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
May 1989

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland in May 1989.

It went back into BAF service for at least a year before being repainted.

Photo source - Cecil Duncan

53

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
June 1989

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Dyce Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland 20 June 1989.

It went back into BAF service for at least a year before being repainted.

Photo source - Eric Melrose

54

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
October 1989

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England 27 October 1989.

It went back into BAF service for at least a year before being repainted.

Photo source - JetPix

55

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
June 1990

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease named 'Dublin Lady'. Taken departing from Ruzyně Airport, Prague, Czechoslovakia circa June 1990 with a Yakovlev YAK-40 in the background.

It is still in full Virgin livery over a year after it was returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways.

It was later repainted in full BAF livery.

Photo source - Petr Popelář

56

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
March 1992

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands 15 March 1992 now repainted in BAF livery.

Note the three flags at half mast as a mark of respect for the crash of a Bristow Helicopters Super Puma Tiger G-TIGH the day before with the loss of one of two crew and ten of fourteen Cormorant Alpha oil rig workers.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

57

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
March 1992

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands 15 March 1992 with the weather starting to change.

A British Airways BAe ATP is taxying in.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

58

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
March 1992

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands 15 March 1992 with the weather getting worse.

Note the three flags at half mast as a mark of respect for the crash of a Bristow Helicopters Super Puma Tiger G-TIGH the day before with the loss of one of two crew and ten of fourteen Cormorant Alpha oil rig workers.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

59

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
March 1992

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands 15 March 1992 with the snow now falling.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

60

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
June 1992

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken approaching to land on runway 33 at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands circa June 1992.

Peter took this great photo from Compass Head where he was primarily photographing birds.

It has now been fully repainted in BAF livery.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

61

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-APEY
August 1992

Returned from Virgin Atlantic Airways lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 1 August 1992.

It is about to depart on a special flight organised by 'The Friends of Viscount Stephen Piercey'.

It carried out a 'shoot up' of Heathrow during the flight, which raised funds to support BAF Viscount G-APIM (C/N 412) which had been donated to the Brooklands Museum in 1990.

Note the smart tractor which was either brand new or repainted for this occasion.

Photo source - Keith Bradshaw

62

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
October 1993

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in October 1993.

Photo source - David Oates

63

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
December 1993

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at an unknown location in December 1993.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

64

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
June 1994

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England in June 1994.

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

65

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
June 1994

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland circa June 1994 with Shell oil rig and support workers boarding for the flight to Aberbeen.

The Viscount behind is G-AOHM (C/N 162) which is still in BAF livery.

Photo source - Peter A Scott

66

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
October 1994

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland on the 22 October 1994.

An interesting reflection in the puddle from the Parcel Force Viscount behind.

Photo source - Paul Callaghan

67

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
October 1994

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland on the 22 October 1994.

Photo source - Paul Callaghan

68

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
January 1995

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in January 1995.

Photo source - David Oates

69

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
June 1995

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland circa June 1995.

Photo source - Colin Abbott

70

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
April 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England 18 April 1996 during a celebration to mark the retirement of the Viscount from passenger service in the UK.

Three special guests were (left to right) Sir Peter Masefield, former chairman of BEA, Sir George Edwards, former chief designer at Vickers and responsible for the development of the Viscount at Weybridge and Lord John King, former chairman of British Airways.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

71

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
June 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Ferryfield Airport, Lydd , Kent, England 30 June 1996 during the Lydd Classic Airliner Show.

Photo source - Ian Haskell

72

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
June 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken departing from Ferryfield Airport, Lydd, Kent, England 30 June 1996 operating an enthusiasts flight during the Lydd Classic Airliner Show.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

73

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
July 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in July 1996.

Photo source - David Oates

74

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
July 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in July 1996.

Photo source - Philip Jones

75

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
August 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Sumburgh Airport, Shetland Islands, Scotland circa August 1996 just before its last service from this airport.

Does anyone know the actual date?

Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - David Allan

76

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
September 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in September 1996.

Photo source - Matt Long

77

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
November 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England in November 1996.

Aircraft on display at the Midland Air Museum can be seen in the righthand background.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

78

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
June 1997

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken departing from Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa June 1997.

Photo source - Nicholas Cox

79

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
October 1997

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in October 1997 operating an enthusiasts flight as part of a farewell tour before it was handed over to its new owners.

All the titles have now been removed.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

80

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
October 1997

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in October 1997 devoid of titles while operating an enthusiasts flight as part of a farewell tour before it was handed over to its new owners.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

81

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
October 1997

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in October 1997 devoid of titles while operating an enthusiasts flight as part of a farewell tour before it was handed over to its new owners.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

82

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
October 1997

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in October 1997 devoid of titles while operating an enthusiasts flight as part of a farewell tour before it was handed over to its new owners.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

83

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
October 1997

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England 25 October 1997 devoid of titles during a series of farewell flights from UK regional airports.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

84

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
October 1997

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. A view of the cabin during a farewell tour flight from Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England 25 October 1997.

Surprisingly, not all the seats are occupied!

Photo source - Colin S Carr

85

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
October 1997

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. A view of the cabin during a farewell tour flight from Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England 25 October 1997.

Surprisingly, not all the seats are occupied!

Photo source - Colin S Carr

86

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
November 1997

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 1 November 1997 devoid of titles whilst operating an enthusiasts flight as part of a farewell tour before it was handed over to its new owners.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

87

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
November 1997

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken flying over County Wicklow, Ireland 1 November 1997 whilst operating an enthusiasts flight as part of a farewell tour before it was handed over to its new owners.

Photo source - Michael Kelly

88

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
November 1997

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken flying over County Wicklow, Ireland 1 November 1997 whilst operating an enthusiasts flight as part of a farewell tour before it was handed over to its new owners.

Photo source - Michael Kelly

89

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
November 1997

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland 9 November 1997 devoid of titles whilst operating an enthusiasts flight as part of a farewell tour before it was handed over to its new owners.

Photo source - Fred Seggie

90

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-APEY
November 1997

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken departing from Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Dorset, England 30 November 1997 devoid of titles operating a local flight carrying enthusiasts around the Isle of Wight / Solent area as part of a farewell tour of the UK flown by Captain Pete Meldrum of BWA and Captain Steve Carr of Heli-Jet.

In the background are two BAC One-Elevens which were built at Hurn in the same factory building used by Vickers to build half of the Viscounts produced.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

91

Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-APEY
January 1998

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken at Faro Airport, Portugal in January 1998 during a short refuelling stop on its way from the UK to Gabon.

Ladder access to the aircraft was all that was needed.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

92

Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-APEY
January 1998

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken at Faro Airport, Portugal in January 1998 during a short refuelling stop on its way from the UK to Gabon.

A view of the smart cabin interior.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

93

Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-APEY
January 1998

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken at Faro Airport, Portugal in January 1998 during a short refuelling stop on its way from the UK to Gabon.

A nice view of the cockpit.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

94

Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-APEY
January 1998

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken at Faro Airport, Portugal in January 1998 during a short refuelling stop on its way from the UK to Gabon.

A nice view of the cockpit.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

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Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-APEY
January 1998

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken departing from Faro Airport, Portugal in January 1998 after a short refuelling stop on its way from the UK to Gabon.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

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Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-APEY
January 1998

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken departing from Faro Airport, Portugal in January 1998 after a short refuelling stop on its way from the UK to Gabon.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

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SAFT Gabon
G-APEY
February 1998

Leased from Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd. Taken at an unknown location in February 1998.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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SAFT Gabon
G-APEY
April 1998

Leased from Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd. Taken at an unknown location in April 1998.

Photo source - Fernando Mesquita collection

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Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-APEY
April 1999

Returned from SAFT Gabon lease. Taken at Lanseria International Airport, near Johannesburg, South Africa 6 April 1999 still in the basic British World livery less titles.

Photo source - egcc (flickr)

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Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd
G-APEY
September 1999

Returned from SAFT Gabon lease. Taken at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in September 1999 still in the basic British World livery less titles.

The aircraft behind is 3D-OHM (C/N 162), still in the basic 'Parcel Force' red livery.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

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Interflight
3C-PBH
June 2000

Purchased from Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd. Taken at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in October 1999 after a repaint in a grey and white livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Interflight
3C-PBH
October 2000

Returned from Air Zimbabwe lease. Taken at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa 24 October 2000.

Photo source - Simon Brooke

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Interflight
3C-PBH
November 2000

Returned from Air Zimbabwe lease. Taken at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in November 2000.

Photo source - Afavia via John H Mounce collection

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Air Ogooue
3D-JAP
June 2001

Purchased from Interflight. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in June 2001.

Freight is being loaded through the forward cabin door.

After departure it returned with a technical problem.

Photo source - Bob Adams

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Air Ogooue
3D-JAP
July 2001

Purchased from Interflight. Taken at Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in July 2001.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Global Airways (Swaziland)
3D-JAP
September 2003

Purchased from Air Ogooue. Taken at an unknown location circa September 2003.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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Global Airways (D.R. Congo)
9Q-CON
March 2008

Re-registered from 3D-JAP. Taken at N'djili Airport, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo 2 March 2008.

Photo source - Survivors / Gatwick Aviation Society

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