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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 226 - HC-CAG

Photo of Carlos Alfredo Gudiño Viscount HC-CAG c/n 226
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Mexico


HC-CAG - Carlos Alfredo Gudiño - May 2004 to current

Purchased from Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes (SAETA). Taken at 'Laguardia', Puembo, Ecuador 1 May 2004 in a smart but fictitious 'Aero Puembo' livery with an equally fictitious registration HC-CAG. The letters CAG represent the initials of the original owner. Note that the propellers are in the 'feathered' position, which is how they were prior to their removal and refitment. Ideally they should now be rotated to the 'ground fine pitch' postion as they would be in normal service.

Photo source - Stefano Rota


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Capital Airlines (USA) Viscount N7464
Capital Airlines (USA)

This aircraft c/n 226, a V.745D, was built for Capital Airlines (USA) as N7464 and first flew on Friday, 22 March 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd, Continental Airlines, Northeast Airlines inc, Essex International, North American Rockwell, Travis Ward, Westernair of Albuquerque, Comision Federal de Electricidad, Distribute Air Inc and Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)

Its final owner/operator was Carlos Alfredo Gudiño as HC-CAG.

Its fate:-

Converted to V.798D in February 1959.

Withdrawn from service by Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA) and used as a source of spares at Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre, Quito, Ecuador in April 1976.

Purchased by Carlos Alfredo Gudiño circa June 1985 and dismantled for transportation by road to a private site at 'Laguardia', Puembo, Ecuador and re-assembled. Noted repainted in a modern style fictitious 'Aero Puembo' livery with an equally fictitious registration HC-CAG in May 2004. CAG represents Carlos Alfredo Gudiño. Noted repainted in another smart new livery without the fictitious registration HC-CAG or titles in September 2014.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 226 HC-CAG
Carlos Alfredo Gudiño Viscount fleet list and photos
Mexico issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Stefano Rota


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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