11 December 2018
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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

Owner or operator Viscount fleet lists

BEA - British European Airways Viscount c/n 152 G-AOJC
BEA - British European
Airways Corporation

Records for all owner or operators are available

Over 570 owners and operators have been involved with the Viscount. Some like Capital Airlines (USA) and BEA - British European Airways Corporation operated many while others like Air Anglia operated only one.

Viscounts operated by large airlines who had their aircraft for many years will have painted them in several different versions of their livery.

Owner or operator

Displayed will be the fleet list for the selected owner or operator together with each aircrafts history sorted by the date that the aircraft joined the fleet. NOTE: Some aircraft may have entered the fleet several times and possibly with a different registration.

Featured Aircraft - c/n 374 - VP-YNI

Photo of Air Rhodesia Viscount VP-YNI c/n 374
Rhodesia flag


VP-YNI - Air Rhodesia - February 1972 to June 1978

Purchased from Overseas Holidays & Aircraft Hire (Pty) and named as 'Sabie'. Taken at Jan Smuts International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa in October 1975.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) Viscount VH-TVN
Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA)

This aircraft c/n 374, a V.756D, was built for Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) as VH-TVN and first flew on Wednesday, 2 July 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Botswana National Airways (BNA), Overseas Holidays & Aircraft Hire (Pty), Air Rhodesia, Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia and Air Zimbabwe

Its final owner/operator was Harare Airport Fire Service as Z-YNI.

Its fate:-

Donated to the Harare International Airport Fire Service, Kentucky, Zimbabwe by Air Zimbabwe circa 1984. Repainted with the original dark blue Air Rhodesia cheat line and used by the Airport Fire Service for non-destructive training.

Substantially damaged during a move to another part of the airport in November 2002. Extensively damaged by fire when squatters took it over as a dwelling in 2003 and the remains were abandoned.

A Google Earth view taken at Harare International Airport, Kentucky, Zimbabwe 27 October 2011 shows the remains of the aircraft still in existence.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 374 VP-YNI
Air Rhodesia Viscount fleet list and photos
Rhodesia issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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