21 November 2014

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Featured pages

Our website contains over 20,000 pages of photos and information that can all be accessed from the menu at the top of every page. Here are a few to get you started.

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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 304 - 9Q-CKB

Photo of Zaire Aero Service Viscount 9Q-CKB c/n 304
Zaire flag


9Q-CKB - Zaire Aero Service - September 1978 to January 1982

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises Ltd. Taken stored at N'dolo, Kinshasa, Zaire in October 1981 minus its Rolls-Royce Dart RDa3 Mark 506 engines.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines Viscount CF-THV
TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines

This aircraft c/n 304, a V.757, was built for TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines as CF-THV and first flew on Thursday, 13 March 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Air Canada, United Aviation Services Ltd and Beaver Enterprises Ltd

Its final owner/operator was Zaire Aero Service as 9Q-CKB.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and stored at N'dolo, Kinshasa, Zaire in 1981. Subsequently broken up for scrap.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 304 9Q-CKB
Zaire Aero Service Viscount fleet list and photos
Zaire issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Brian Burrage collection

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

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