14 March 1993
Viscount history illustrated with contemporary film and video
Flight test of G-APEY
A film by Robin Pinnock
Flight test BAF - British Air Ferries V.806 series Viscount G-APEY
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.
In this film G-APEY taxis, takes off, lands, and taxis back to the BAF engineering hangar at Rochford, Southend, Essex, England on the 14 March 1993.
Previously 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 to look around their facilities and a Viscount flight 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.
Film of the visit to BAF and a flight on G-APEY
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