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Viscount c/n 435

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Below are the 143 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 435 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

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
September 1959

Proposed sale to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'John Murray' was not completed. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1959 in full TAA livery during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

The registration was later used on C/N 318.

Photo source - Graham J Bennett

2

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
September 1959

Proposed sale to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'John Murray' was not completed. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1959 in full TAA livery during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

The registration was later used on C/N 318.

Photo source - Tony Hancke

3

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
September 1959

Proposed sale to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'John Murray' was not completed. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1959 in full TAA livery during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'. There are titles on the tail but the bright sunlight has obscured them.

The registration was later used on C/N 318.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

4

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVL
September 1959

Proposed sale to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'John Murray' was not completed. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1959 in full TAA livery during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

The registration was later used on C/N 318.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

5

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
September 1959

Proposed sale to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named 'John Murray' was not completed. Taken at Farnborough Airfield, Hampshire, England in September 1959 in full TAA livery during the Society of British Aircraft Constructors (SBAC) air show.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

The registration was later used on C/N 318.

Photo source - David Banham

6

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
September 1959

Proposed sale to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named ‘John Murray’ was not completed. Taken at RAF Gaydon, near Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, England 19 September 1959 in full TAA livery during an air show.

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

The registration was later used on C/N 318.

Photo source - Peter Clarke

7

Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)
VH-TVR *
September 1959

Proposed sale to Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) named ‘John Murray’ was not completed. Taken at RAF Gaydon, near Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, England 19 September 1959 in full TAA livery during an air show.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

The registration was later used on C/N 318.

Photo source - Max Ayriss

8

Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC)
N40N
April 1960

Delivered new to the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC). Taken at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England in April 1960.

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

A nice selection of old and not so old cars in the left background and a company de Havilland DH114 Heron in the right background.

Vickers Photo Ref MP11674 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

9

Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC)
N40N
June 1961

Delivered new to the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC). Taken at an unknown location in June 1961.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small window at the rear of the cabin.

There is a small 'UCC' winged logo on the forward fuselage.

Photo source - John Morris collection

10

Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC)
N40N
April 1962

Delivered new to the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC). Taken at an unknown location in April 1962.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small window at the rear of the cabin.

There is a small 'UCC' winged logo on the forward fuselage.

Photo source - Peter Upton collection

11

Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC)
N40N
February 1964

Delivered new to the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC). Taken at San Francisco International Airport, California, USA 15 February 1964.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small cabin window at the rear.

There is a small 'UCC' winged logo on the forward fuselage.

Photo source - Clinton H Groves collection (ATP)

12

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-435
August 1964

Purchased from the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC) for use by the VIP Flight to transport the Prime Minister, senior government personnel and foreign dignitaries. Taken at an unknown location (possibly in the USA) circa August 1964.

Note the integral front 'airsteps', extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

13

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-435
February 1965

Purchased from the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC) for use by the VIP Flight to transport the Prime Minister, senior government personnel and foreign dignitaries. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia circa February 1965.

Note the integral front 'airsteps', extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - C S Waterfall via Dave Welch

14

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-435
February 1965

Purchased from the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC) for use by the VIP Flight to transport the Prime Minister, senior government personnel and foreign dignitaries. Taken during the final phase of a ferry flight from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia to their base at RAAF Fairbairn, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 13 February 1965.

The photo was taken by Robin, who was a Leading Aircraftsman at the time from sister RAAF Viscount A6-436 (C/N 436) which was taking the same route but at a higher flight level.

A6-436 had just had a major overhaul carried out by Ansett Airlines and A6-435 had been used to take the flight crew to Melbourne to pick it up.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Robin Weir

15

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-435
April 1965

Purchased from the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC) for use by the VIP Flight to transport the Prime Minister, senior government personnel and foreign dignitaries. Taken at Adelaide Airport, West Beach, South Australia in April 1965.

Note the integral front 'airsteps', extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Geoff Goodhall

16

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-435
January 1966

Purchased from the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC) for use by the VIP Flight to transport the Prime Minister, senior government personnel and foreign dignitaries. Taken at Wellington International Airport, Rongotai, New Zealand 25 January 1966 prior to attending the air pageant at Mangere Airport, Auckland, New Zealand to mark the opening of the new International Airport 29 January 1966.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Ron Brazier

17

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-435
January 1966

Purchased from the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC) for use by the VIP Flight to transport the Prime Minister, senior government personnel and foreign dignitaries. Taken at Mangere Airport, Auckland, New Zealand 29 January 1966.

It was attending the air pageant to mark the opening of the new International Airport.

Note the small cabin window at the rear.

The RAF Short Belfast on the right is XR366.

Photo source - Steve Jenks

18

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-435
June 1966

Purchased from the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC) for use by the VIP Flight to transport the Prime Minister, senior government personnel and foreign dignitaries. Taken at RAAF Richmond, north west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in June 1966.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Ben Dannecker

19

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-435
July 1966

Purchased from the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC) for use by the VIP Flight to transport the Prime Minister, senior government personnel and foreign dignitaries. Taken at RAAF Richmond, north west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in July 1966.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

20

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-435
August 1966

Purchased from the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC) for use by the VIP Flight to transport the Prime Minister, senior government personnel and foreign dignitaries. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in August 1966 in the general aviation area.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Ben Dannecker

21

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-435
August 1966

Purchased from the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC) for use by the VIP Flight to transport the Prime Minister, senior government personnel and foreign dignitaries. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 29 August 1966 in the general aviation area outside the Flight Facilities FBO hangar.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - David A Carter

22

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-435
August 1967

Purchased from the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC) for use by the VIP Flight to transport the Prime Minister, senior government personnel and foreign dignitaries. Taken at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in August 1967.

Note the integral front 'airsteps', extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Peter Hough

23

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-435
November 1967

Purchased from the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC) for use by the VIP Flight to transport the Prime Minister, senior government personnel and foreign dignitaries. Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in November 1967 in the general aviation area.

Note the the integral front 'airsteps', extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

24

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
A6-435
August 1968

Purchased from the Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation (UCC) for use by the VIP Flight to transport the Prime Minister, senior government personnel and foreign dignitaries. Taken at RAAF Fairbairn, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia in August 1968.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Walodymir Nelowkin

25

Alda Corporation
N40NA
November 1969

Purchased from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in November 1969 in the general aviation area.

It is still in the basic RAAF livery with blacked out titles, serial and roundels.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuels tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - David A Carter

26

Alda Corporation
N40NA
December 1969

Purchased from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Taken at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in December 1969 in the general aviation area.

It is still in the basic RAAF livery with blacked out titles, serial and roundels.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - E D Daw collection

27

Alda Corporation
N40NA
December 1969

Purchased from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Taken at Bankstown Airport, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in December 1969 in company with Viscount N40NB (C/N 436).

It is still in the basic RAAF livery with blacked out titles, serial and roundels.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

The facility in the background belongs to Hawker de Havilland who were responsible for demilitarising this aircraft (and C/N 436) under contract from the Australian Government.

Photo source - E D Daw collection

28

Jetair Australia / Jet Airlines Australia
VH-EQP
March 1970

Purchased from the Alda Corporation. Taken at Bankstown Airport, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in March 1970. It is still in the basic RAAF livery with blacked out titles, serial and roundels.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

The facility in the background belongs to Hawker de Havilland who were responsible for demilitarising this aircraft (and C/N 436) under contract from the Australian Government.

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

29

Gates Aviation Corporation
VH-EQP
October 1970

Purchased from Brins Finance Corporation. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 10 October 1970 in the southern maintenance area during the long delivery from Australia to the USA.

It is still in the basic RAAF livery with blacked out titles, serial and roundels.

Note the integral front 'airsteps', extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

30

Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales
VH-EQP
October 1970

Purchased from Brins Finance Corporation. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 10 October 1970 during the long delivery from Australia to the USA.

It is still in the basic RAAF livery with blacked out titles, serial and roundels.

Note the integral front 'airsteps', extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

BEA are providing the ground support.

Photo source - Keith Brooks

31

Gates Aviation Corporation
VH-EQP
April 1971

Purchased from Brins Finance Corporation. Taken at Stapleton International Airport, Denver, Colorado, USA 23 April 1971 with sister VH-EQQ (C/N 436) behind.

It is still in the basic RAAF livery with blacked out titles, serial and roundels.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

32

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
501
June 1971

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in June 1971 in a basic Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) livery but with AFSO serial ‘501’ applied.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

33

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
501
October 1971

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in October 1971, now repainted by British Air Ferries in full AFSO livery.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

34

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
N40NA
November 1971

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at Bait-al-Falaj Airfield, Oman in November 1971.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - John Morris collection

35

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
501
February 1972

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at Bait-al-Falaj Airfield, Oman in February 1972 awaiting the fitment of a replacement No.1 Rolls-Royce Dart engine.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

36

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
501
January 1973

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1973, while undergoing maintenance with the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC).

Note the integral front 'airsteps'.

Photo source - Richard Stanton collection

37

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
501
January 1973

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in January 1973.

It is undergoing maintenance with the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC).

Here a replacement Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525 engine is being prepared for installation in the No.3 (starboard inner) position as denoted by the angled exhaust unit being installed on this 'Quick Engine Change (QEC)' unit.

The engine sling has various hook holes to allow for the lifting of an engine with the propeller still installed if needed.

Vickers Photo Ref MP41532 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

38

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
501
March 1973

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1973.

It had returned for more maintenance with the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC).

Vickers Photo Ref MP41951 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

39

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
501
April 1973

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken departing from Midway Airfield, Thumrait, Dhofar Region, Oman 18 April 1973.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

The dusty conditions must have caused some maintenance issues, particularly ingestion down the engine air intakes as this can result in low power and blocked airseals.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

40

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
501
June 1974

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at an unknown location circa June 1974.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Mark Hall

41

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
501
June 1977

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. An early evening shot taken at Muscat Airport, Oman circa June 1977.

Note the revised arabic titles.

Also note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Photo source - Terry Barber

42

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
501
January 1978

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in January 1978 shortly after its arrival from Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England.

It is parked in front of the Fairey Aviation Company Ltd hangar.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Peter Fothergill

43

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
501
January 1978

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken stored at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in January 1978 with AFSO Viscount 502 (C/N 436) in the background.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks, which were fitted to both aircraft.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

44

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
501
February 1978

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken stored at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 18 February 1978 with AFSO Viscount 502 (C/N 436) in the background.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks fitted to both aircraft.

Photo source - David A Ingham

45

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
501
February 1978

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken stored at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 18 February 1978 with AFSO Viscount 502 (C/N 436) in the foreground.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear fitted to both aircraft.

Photo source - David A Ingham

46

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
501
June 1978

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken stored at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa June 1978.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

47

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
501
July 1978

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa July 1978.

It is being pushed into Hangar 4 which belonged to Dan-Air Engineering.

The extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed

Note that all four propellers are in the 'feathered' position, which would allow them to be removed.

Photo source - Peter Hampson

48

Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO)
501
August 1978

Purchased from Gates Aviation Turbine Propeller Sales. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England circa August 1978.

It is inside Hangar 4 which belonged to Dan-Air Engineering.

Note that the No.4 propeller is in the 'feathered' position, which would allow it to be removed.

Photo source - Phil Blinkhorn

49

Royal Swazi National Airways
3D-ACM
September 1978

The purchase from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO) was not completed. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in September 1978.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

50

British Midland Airways (BMA)
3D-ACM
October 1978

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO) after the sale to Royal Swazi National Airways was not completed. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in October 1978.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Robert N Smith collection

51

British Midland Airways (BMA)
3D-ACM
October 1978

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO) after the sale to Royal Swazi National Airways was not completed. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in October 1978.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Robert N Smith collection

52

British Midland Airways (BMA)
3D-ACM
November 1978

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO) after the sale to Royal Swazi National Airways was not completed. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in November 1978 undergoing maintenance to the No.4 Rolls-Royce Dart engine.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks and small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

53

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BFZL
April 1979

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken making its first visit to Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 1 April 1979. It was operating a Jersey schedule.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

54

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BFZL
April 1979

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken departing from East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 17 April 1979.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

55

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BFZL
May 1979

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 19 May 1979.

Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed as has the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

56

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BFZL
May 1979

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken departing from Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England 19 May 1979.

Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed as has the small cabin window at the rear.

Photo source - Rob Hodgkins

57

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BFZL
July 1979

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in July 1979 now in full BMA livery.

Photo source - John Morris collection

58

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BFZL
March 1981

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man 22 March 1981.

Photo source - Fergal Goodman

59

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BFZL
May 1981

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in May 1981.

Photo source - David Oates

60

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BFZL
June 1981

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 28 June 1981.

Note that BMA have refitted the two windows at the front of the cabin on this side.

Photo source - Michel Gilliand

61

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BFZL
November 1981

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). A great night shot taken at Birmingham International Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England in November 1981.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

62

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BFZL
June 1982

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 17 June 1982.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

63

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BFZL
August 1983

Purchased from the Air Force of the Sultanate of Oman (AFSO). Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England 26 August 1983.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

64

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
October 1983

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 2 October 1983 with Manx titles applied to the BMA livery.

Photo source - Leslie Snelleman

65

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
November 1983

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England in November 1983 with Manx titles applied to the BMA livery.

Note the Alidair Viscount in the background which is G-BFMW (C/N 67).

It arrived for storage in January 1982 and is now in the East Midlands Airport Fire Service rescue training area.

It lasted in this role until 1987.

Photo source - Robert N Smith collection

66

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BFZL
April 1984

Returned from Manx Airlines lease. Taken landing at Heathrow Airport, London, England in April 1984, now back in full BMA livery.

Photo source - A J Best

67

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BFZL
April 1984

Returned from Manx Airlines lease. Taken at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France 20 April 1984.

Photo source - Michel Gilliand

68

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BFZL
September 1985

Returned from lease to Manx Airlines. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa September 1985 whilst undergoing a major overhaul prior to a repaint in Manx Airlines livery and return on lease to them.

Photo source - Marc Horobin

69

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-BFZL
September 1985

Returned from lease to Manx Airlines. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa September 1985 whilst undergoing a major overhaul prior to a repaint in Manx Airlines livery and return on lease to them.

Photo source - Marc Horobin

70

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
December 1985

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA) for a second period, now in full livery. Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man 29 December 1985 in very snowy conditions.

Photo source - John Woodside

71

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
December 1985

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA) for a second period, now in full livery. Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man 29 December 1985 in snowy conditions in company with a Shorts SD3-60.

Photo source - John Woodside

72

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
January 1986

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA) for a second period, now in full livery. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in January 1986.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

73

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
May 1986

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA) for a second period, now in full livery. Taken at Luton Airport, Bedfordshire, England circa May 1986.

Photo source - Robin Herbert

74

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
June 1986

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA) for a second period, now in full livery. Taken landing at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man circa June 1986.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

75

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
July 1986

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA) for a second period, now in full livery. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in July 1986.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

76

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
August 1986

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA) for a second period, now in full livery. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in August 1986.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

77

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
August 1986

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA) for a second period, now in full livery. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands in August 1986.

Photo source - Tony Carre

78

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
October 1986

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA) for a second period, now in full livery. Taken arriving at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 10 October 1986.

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

Photo source - Mike Hopwood

79

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
October 1986

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA) for a second period, now in full livery. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 26 October 1986.

Photo source - Adrian M Balch collection

80

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
April 1987

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA) for a second period, now in full livery. Taken arriving at Birmingham International Airport, Elmdon, West Midlands, England circa April 1987.

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

Photo source - Craig Martin

81

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
May 1987

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA) for a second period, now in full livery. Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man circa May 1987 and about to depart from the stand.

Photo source - John Woodside

82

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
June 1987

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA) for a second period, now in full livery. Taken arriving at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in June 1987.

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

Photo source - Alastair T Gardiner

83

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
September 1987

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA) for a second period, now in full livery. Taken departing from Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 17 September 1987.

Note the spinning vortices coming off the propellers due to humid atmospheric conditions.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

84

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
July 1988

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA) for a second period, now in full livery. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 4 July 1988.

Photo source - Fergal Goodman

85

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
November 1988

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA) for a second period, now in full livery. Taken departing from Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man in November 1988 shortly before it returned to BMA and then British Aerospace.

Note the vortices being generated from the propellers in the humid and stormy air.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

86

Baltic Airlines (UK)
G-BFZL
January 1989

Leased from British Aerospace PLC (BAe) with Baltic titles applied to the ex Manx livery. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 7 January 1989 operating a service for British Air Ferries (BAF).

Photo source - Mike Stedman

87

Baltic Airlines (UK)
G-BFZL
January 1989

Leased from British Aerospace PLC (BAe) with Baltic titles applied to the ex Manx livery. Taken at Heathrow Airport, London, England in January 1989 approaching Terminal 1. The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Dave Richardson

88

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
February 1989

Leased from Landhurst Leasing PLC. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in early February 1989 with the No.4 engine and three propellers removed.

Two Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525F engines were subsequently fitted to Viscount G-OHOT (C/N 349).

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

89

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
February 1989

Leased from Landhurst Leasing PLC. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in February 1989 with the No.4 engine and three propellers removed.

Two Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525F engines were subsequently fitted to Viscount G-OHOT (C/N 349).

Photo source - Jamie Popplewell

90

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
June 1989

Leased from Landhurst Leasing PLC. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa June 1989 still in the basic Manx livery with Baltic titles.

Two Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525F engines have been removed and transferred to G-OHOT (C/N 349).

Note that the No.1 propeller is in the feathered position which is a requirement before removal.

Photo source - Roger Syratt

91

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
July 1989

Leased from Landhurst Leasing PLC. Taken stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in July 1989, now with the Baltic titles removed.

Two Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525F engines have been transferred to Viscount G-OHOT (C/N 349).

This involved a pre-removal ground run to create a performance torque pressure and turbine temperature graph which is then used to re-install the engine into another aircraft with the same power margin remaining as each installation can give a slightly different set of power readings.

A ground effect from the propeller is often encountered with the outer engines being less affected due to the increased tip clearance.

It was then overhauled and repainted in a Manx livery and sub-leased to them.

Nothing was easy keeping track of BAF operated aircraft!

Photo source - Dietmar Schreiber

92

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
April 1990

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken landing at Middlekerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium in April 1990.

Photo source - Jan Laporte

93

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
April 1990

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken departing from Middlekerke Airport, Ostend, Belgium in April 1990.

Photo source - Jan Laporte

94

Manx Airlines (Skianyn Vannin)
G-BFZL
May 1990

Leased from British Air Ferries (BAF). Taken departing from Jersey Airport, Channel Islands in May 1990.

Photo source - Graham Dauphin

95

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
May 1990

Returned from Manx Airlines sub-lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in late May 1990.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

96

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
May 1990

Returned from Manx Airlines sub-lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in late May 1990.

Photo source - Mike J Sessions

97

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
June 1990

Returned from Manx Airlines sub-lease. Taken departing from Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 2 June 1990.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

98

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
June 1990

Returned from Manx Airlines sub-lease. Taken at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands 21 June 1990.

Photo source - Wally H (flickr)

99

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
July 1990

Returned from Manx Airlines sub-lease. Taken departing from Luqa Airport, Malta 27 July 1990.

Photo source - Joseph Tonna

100

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
October 1990

Returned from Manx Airlines sub-lease. Taken at Echterdingen Airport, Stuttgart, Germany in October 1990.

Photo source - Torsten Maiwald

101

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
August 1990

Returned from Manx Airlines sub-lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in August 1990 with a ground radar unit in the background.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

102

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
February 1991

Returned from Manx Airlines sub-lease. Taken at Abbotsinch Airport, Glasgow, Scotland in February 1991 on a very murky day.

The aircraft behind is G-AOHM (C/N 162) with two more in the regular BAF 'Unicorn' livery.

Note the Business Flight Services Beech 1900C-1 in the foreground.

Photo source - Hugh McMillan

103

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
February 1991

Returned from Manx Airlines sub-lease. Taken at Brussels National Airport, Zaventum, Belgium in February 1991.

Photo source - Dietrich Eggert collection

104

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
June 1991

Returned from Manx Airlines sub-lease. Taken at Rhein-Main Airport, Frankfurt, Germany circa June 1991.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

105

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
February 1992

Returned from Manx Airlines sub-lease. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in February 1992 with the tail of G-BLOA (C/N 259) in the foreground.

Photo source - Ken Fielding

106

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
August 1992

Returned from Manx Airlines sub-lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa August 1992.

Photo source - Roger Syratt

107

British Air Ferries (BAF)
G-BFZL
April 1993

Returned from Manx Airlines sub-lease. This is the operator name plate that was normally installed on the forward cabin bulkhead.

The aircraft was transferred to British World Airlines (BWA) in April 1993 and this redundant nameplate was acquired by Mike during his time with this airline.

Note that this plate also states that the aircraft was leased from a lease / finance company.

Photo source - Mike J Sessions

108

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-BFZL
May 1993

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 1 May 1993 freshly repainted.

This was the first Viscount to be painted in the new British World Airlines (BWA) livery.

Photo source - David Oates

109

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-BFZL
December 1993

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken during an air-to-air sortie north of Glasgow, Scotland in December 1993.

This was a late afternoon shot which was later than planned due to technical problems with the aircraft carrying the Flight International photographer.

Photo source - David Johnstone collection

110

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-BFZL
December 1993

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken during an air-to-air sortie north of Glasgow, Scotland in December 1993.

This was a late afternoon shot which was later than planned due to technical problems with the aircraft carrying the Flight International photographer.

Photo source - Mike J Sessions

111

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-BFZL
May 1994

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in May 1994.

Photo source - David Oates

112

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-BFZL
May 1994

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 1 May 1994.

Photo source - David Oates

113

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-BFZL
June 1994

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken departing from Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland circa June 1994.

Photo source - Simon Brooke

114

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-BFZL
June 1994

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken departing from Prestwick Airport, Ayrshire, Scotland circa June 1994.

Photo source - Simon Brooke

115

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-BFZL
December 1994

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change. Taken at Schoenefeld Airport, Berlin, Germany 11 December 1994.

Photo source - Andreas Himm

116

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-BFZL
June 1995

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

Photo source - John H Mounce collection

117

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-BFZL
February 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change and now named 'Capt. Beau Winter-Myers'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in February 1996.

Photo source - Kevin Colbran

118

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-BFZL
March 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change and now named 'Capt. Beau Winter-Myers'. Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex, England in March 1996.

Photo source - Matt Long

119

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-BFZL
April 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change and now named 'Capt. Beau Winter-Myers'. Taken stored at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in April 1996 with the starboard No.3 and No.4 Dart engines removed.

Both engines were shockloaded during a taxying incident 22 March 1996 which meant that they had to go to an Rolls-Royce approved repair shop for an inspection and partial rebuild.

Photo source - Colin Abbott

120

British World Airlines (BWA)
G-BFZL
June 1996

Transferred from British Air Ferries (BAF) due to a corporate name change and now named 'Capt. Beau Winter-Myers'. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in June 1996 after returning to service with replacement starboard Dart engines following its taxying accident in March.

The aircraft behind is G-OPFI (C/N170) in the Parcel Force livery.

Photo source - Colin Abbott

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