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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 21 - G-AMOH

Photo of Cambrian Airways Viscount G-AMOH c/n 21
Wales flag

Wales


G-AMOH - Cambrian Airways - October 1965 to May 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man circa June 1967. Note the change of position for the registration from the top of the tail to the rear fuselage. A period postcard by John Hinde Studios.

Photo source - Brian Burrage collection


Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 21, a V.701, was built for BEA - British European Airways Corporation as G-AMOH and first flew on Thursday, 1 October 1953 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Channel Airways, British Eagle International Airlines, Starways Ltd and Cambrian Airways

Its final owner/operator was J Shackleton Ltd as G-AMOH.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Cambrian Airways and stored at Rhoose, Cardiff, Wales 9 November 1971.

Total time 30,450 hours and 24,052 cycles.

Sold to J Shackleton Ltd for metal salvage in May 1972.

Registration cancelled as aircraft permanently withdrawn from use 1 September 1972.

Sections moved to the J Shackleton Ltd yard at Halifax, Yorkshire, England for final metal processing along with Viscount G-AMOP (C/N 29) 2 September 1972.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 21 G-AMOH
Cambrian Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom 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
Information@VickersViscount.net.


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