20 April 2014

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TCA / Air Canada
Viscount flight simulator

Greg Thom painting
of TAA Viscount VH-TVH

Organisations with complete
Viscount airframes

Viscount stamps
The Chris Spencer collection

Capital Airlines
Airfreight tariff memorandum 1957

Jet! When Britain ruled the skies
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The Illustrated history of
New Zealand National Airways
Corporation 1947 - 1978

The delivery of New Zealand's
first Viscount

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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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Featured aircraft - c/n 265 - G-AOYP

Photo of BA - British Airways Viscount G-AOYP c/n 265
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G-AOYP - BA - British Airways - April 1974 to April 1981

Transferred from Cambrian Airways due to a corporate merger. Taken at Heathrow, London, England in March 1974.

Photo source - Atlantic Aviation Archive

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 265, a V.806, was built for BEA - British European Airways Corporation as G-AOYP and first flew on Saturday, 3 May 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Cambrian Airways, BA - British Airways, BAF - British Air Ferries, Air Algerie, BAF Air Tours, Jersey Air Ferries, Virgin Atlantic Airways, BWA - British World Airlines, Parcelforce International, Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd and Dave Walkley.

Its final owner/operator was Dave Walkley as G-PFBT.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd and stored at Lanseria Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in June 1997.

Broken up into sections in April 2006 with the forward fuselage remaining at Lanseria Airport.

Forward fuselage section moved to a builder’s yard at Kya Sand Industrial Estate, Randburg, South Africa in January 2008.

Sold to Dave Walkley and moved to Ruimsig for restoration in March 2012.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 265 G-AOYP
BA - British Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Atlantic Aviation Archive

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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