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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 (*).

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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 166 - G-AOHR

Photo of BA - British Airways Viscount G-AOHR c/n 166
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G-AOHR - BA - British Airways - March 1973 to August 1976

Transferred from BEA - British European Airways due to merger. Taken at Rhoose, Cardiff, Wales in August 1975 on its way to retirement. It was broken up for scrap in June 1976 with only the nose section surviving. The departing jet making all the smoke is a BAC One-Eleven with Rolls-Royce Spey engines.

Photo source - Bob O'Brien collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Corporation Viscount G-AOHR
BEA - British European Airways Corporation

This aircraft c/n 166, a V.802, was built for BEA - British European Airways Corporation as G-AOHR and first flew on Wednesday, 22 May 1957 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by BA - British Airways and 1092 Squadron ATC

Its final owner/operator was RAF St Athan as G-AOHR.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by BA - British Airways and stored at Rhoose, Cardiff, Wales in August 1975.

Registration cancelled as aircraft permanently withdrawn from use 1 October 1975.

Broken up for scrap but the nose section was donated to 1092 Squadron ATC at TAVR Centre, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales (on A473 road) June 1976.

Nose section put up for disposal as the ATC unit was moving to a new location 1 November 1993.

Nose section noted on the dump at RAF St Athan, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales 1 November 1995.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 166 G-AOHR
BA - British Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Bob O'Brien collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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