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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

TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines / Air Canada

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Synthetic flying training

This March 1955 advert from the Canadian Aviation Magazine tells of the Canadian Government and TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines choice to use the AT.100 synthetic flying trainer for use by Viscount and North Star crews.

TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines syntetic flying training advert

In the 1950s a Viscount training mechanism was seen as essential as a way to train pilots without putting an aircraft at risk. Electronic computers were still in the future, so a mechanical computer was built that could simulate the four Rolls-Royce Dart turboprops and the three axes of flight (pitch, roll and yaw).

These photos of the TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines / Air Canada Viscount simulator at the Canadian Air and Space Museum, Downsview Park, Toronto, Canada show the electro-mechanical computer.

TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines - Air Canada Viscount simulator
TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines - Air Canada Viscount simulator
TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines - Air Canada Viscount simulator
TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines - Air Canada Viscount simulator
TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines - Air Canada Viscount simulator
TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines - Air Canada Viscount simulator
TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines - Air Canada Viscount simulator
TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines - Air Canada Viscount simulator
Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

The Vickers Viscount Network is always interested to hear from anyone who has information or photographs to help complete the story of the Viscount. If you can help please contact us at
Information@VickersViscount.net.


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