30 January 2015

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

Aircraft operational records

Viscount c/n 435 had a long and varied career
Viscount c/n 435 had a
long and varied career

Records for all 445 aircraft built are available


The story of each Viscount is as varied as the number of aircraft built. Some like c/n 248 G-AOXU and c/n 435 G-BFZL had long and varied careers. Others like c/n 84 VH-TVG and c/n 447 D-ANAF had loyal careers with only one owner. Some however had very short careers like c/n 337 AP-AJE that crashed after only 5 months service.

To retrieve an aircraft's operational record enter either its construction number (1-459) or one of the registrations it used during its life. Note that some registrations were allocated to more than one Viscount and are marked (*).


Enter the construction number
or registration

Displayed will be all the information that we have on file for that aircraft. However the history may be incomplete, so any help you can give in completing it will be appreciated.

Featured aircraft - c/n 148 - VH-TVJ

Photo of Nonferral (Queensland) Pty Ltd Viscount VH-TVJ c/n 148
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Australia


VH-TVJ - Nonferral (Queensland) Pty Ltd - May 1970 to June 1970

Remains purchased from TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines and scrapped on a grassed area adjacent to a Ford vehicle plant except for the nose section. Taken at Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in May 1970 before the nose section was cut off and saved. Note the large Ford vehicle plant in the background.

Photo source - Ron Cuskelly


Aircraft Summary

Photo of TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines Viscount VH-TVJ
TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines

This aircraft c/n 148, a V.756D, was built for TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines as VH-TVJ and first flew on Thursday, 14 June 1956 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Nonferral (Queensland) Pty Ltd, Farm & Agricultural Dispsals, Jensen Metals, Jim Aspromourgus and the Gold Coast Military Museum

Its final owner/operator was QAM - Queensland Air Museum as VH-TVJ.

Its fate:-

Last revenue flight to Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and withdrawn from use by TAA - Trans-Australia Airlines and placed in open store 10 October 1968. Total time 28,961 hours with 20,502 landings.

Moved into a hangar at Eagle Farm Airport, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 13 March 1970 and stripped of all useful parts and deletion of TAA - Trans Australia Airlines markings. Registration cancelled as aircraft permanently withdrawn from use 13 May 1970.

Remains sold to Nonferral (Queensland) Pty Ltd. Circa May 1970. Remains broken up for scrap except for the nose section which was saved June 1970. Nose section sold to Farm & Agricultural Disposals June 1970, Jensen Metals 1 January 1986, Jim Aspromourgus circa April 1989, Gold Coast Military Museum circa January 1990, and to QAM - Queensland Air Museum 9 October 1993 and put on display. Painted in TAA-Trans-Australia Airlines 'White Tail' livery October 2010.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 148 VH-TVJ
Nonferral (Queensland) Pty Ltd Viscount fleet list and photos
Australia issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Ron Cuskelly


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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This website has been designed, built and is maintained by Geoff Blampied, Norwich, Norfolk, England.