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Viscount history

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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 5 - G-ALWF

Photo of Channel Airways Viscount G-ALWF c/n 5
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G-ALWF - Channel Airways - December 1963 to November 1964

Purchased from British European Airways (BEA). Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England circa September 1964.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

Aircraft Summary

Photo of British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount G-ALWF
British European Airways Corporation (BEA)

This aircraft c/n 5, a V.701, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-ALWF and first flew on Wednesday, 3 December 1952 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Channel Airways, British Eagle International Airlines, Cambrian Airways and the Viscount Preservation Trust

Its final owner/operator was Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) as G-ALWF.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Cambrian Airways and stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, Wales 24 December 1971.

Saved by the Viscount Preservation Trust and now preserved by the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) within the Imperial War Museum facility at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in early British European Airways (BEA) livery.

The aircraft was initially loaned for a period of 99 years but on 26 November 2011 the title of the aircraft was officially handed over to the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS) by Paul St John Turner and Romer Adams who had founded the Viscount Preservation Trust when they first purchased 'WF' in April 1972.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 5 G-ALWF
Channel Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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