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Viscount Survivors

59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

Viscount history

Discover the history of the Viscount with film, video, contemporary reports from the pages of Flight Magazine, our newsletters, and aircraft operational records and photos from our database.

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Established 2005
Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

Viscount Film
1 August 1992

Viscount history illustrated with contemporary film and video

Visit to BAF and a flight on G-APEY

A film by Andy Lambert

A visit to BAF - British Air Ferries at Rochford to look around their facilities
and a Viscount flight on G-APEY to 'shoot up' Heathrow, London, England

BAF - British Air Ferries V.806 series Viscount G-APEY

V.806 series Viscount G-APEY had been returned to BAF - British Air Ferries from a Virgin Atlantic Airways lease in May 1989 and repainted in the BAF livery.

On the 1 August 1992 'The Friends of Viscount Stephen Piercey' had organised an event to raise money to help with the restoration of the Brooklands Museum V.806 series Viscount G-APIM. A visit to BAF - British Air Ferries at Rochford, Southend, Essex, England to explore their Viscount collection and to look around their facilities, and a short Viscount flight up the River Thames on G-APEY to 'shoot up' Heathrow, London, England had been arranged. After holding up flights at Heathrow the Viscount flew on to Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey, England where Captain Towle demonstrated his ability to fly the four engine Viscount like a single engine fighter. This regrettably induced a bit of sickness amongst the passengers. Once back at Southend the enthusiasts dined out on America finest.

On the 1 April 1993 G-APEY was transferred to BWA - British World Airlines due to a corporate name change.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 382 G-APEY
History and photos of Viscount c/n 412 G-APIM

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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