17 December 2014

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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 279 - CF-THS

Photo of WCAM - Western Canada Aviation Museum Inc Viscount CF-THS c/n 279
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CF-THS - WCAM - Western Canada Aviation Museum Inc - April 1984 to current

Purchased from Beaver Enterprises, preserved and restored as CF-THS. Taken at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 13 November 2012. This view shows the condition of the 1960s curtains with the distinctive maple leaf emblem. Some of it has faded with prolonged exposure to the sun but the aim is to use as much original material as possible.

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 279, a V.757, was built for TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines as CF-THS and first flew on Monday, 27 January 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

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

Its final owner/operator was WCAM - Western Canada Aviation Museum Inc as CF-THS.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Air Canada and stored at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in April 1974.

Sold to United Aviation Services Ltd. 27 April 1974.

Sold to Beaver Enterprises Ltd 10 June 1975.

Proposed sale to Zaire Aero Services not completed but the Zairean registration was applied to the aircraft.

Sold to the Western Canada Aviation Museum in September 1982.

Ferried to Winnipeg, Manitoba for preservation and display 17 September 1983.

The old style registration CF-THS is still listed on the Canadian Civil Register in the temporary category.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 279 CF-THS
WCAM - Western Canada Aviation Museum Inc Viscount fleet list and photos
Canada issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Robert W Arnold 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.