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Viscount history

Discover the history of the Viscount with film, video, contemporary reports from the pages of Flight Magazine, our newsletters, and aircraft operational records and photos from our database.

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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 40 - CF-TGI

Photo of Transair (Canada) Ltd Viscount CF-TGI c/n 40
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CF-TGI - Transair (Canada) Ltd - March 1963 to January 1971

Leased from Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA). Taken by Robert during a flight from Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in July 1966. He was one of forty Air Cadets returning home from a summer camp at RCAF Station Penhold, Alberta. (Photo Ref OS-376)

Photo source - Robert W Arnold collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount CF-TGI
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)

This aircraft c/n 40, a V.724, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-TGI and first flew on Wednesday, 13 October 1954 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Transair (Canada) Ltd, Air Canada, Ewell K Nold (Junior), Jerry V Christensen, Twenty Two Sierra November Inc and Walter L Cole

Its final owner/operator was Pima Air and Space Museum as N22SN.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Walter L Cole and stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Donated to the Pima Air Museum, Tucson, Arizona, USA and moved by road from Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 11 August 1991.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 40 CF-TGI
Transair (Canada) Ltd 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

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