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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 446 - G-BCZR

Photo of Field Aircraft Services Ltd Viscount G-BCZR c/n 446
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G-BCZR - Field Aircraft Services Ltd - April 1975 to May 1976

Purchased from Ghana Airways. Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 22 April 1975 shortly after its arrival from West Africa.

Photo source - Carl Ford


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Ghana Airways Viscount 9G-AAU
Ghana Airways

This aircraft c/n 446, a V.838, was built for Ghana Airways as 9G-AAU and first flew on Sunday, 5 November 1961 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Field Aircraft Services Ltd, Mandala Airlines, BMA - British Midland Airways, BA - British Airways, ABC - Air Bridge Carriers Ltd, Dan-Air London and Air Zimbabwe

Its final owner/operator was Flying Pot Restaurant as Z-WGC.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and stored at Kentucky Airport, Harare, Zimbabwe in December 1990. Noted in derelict condition in June 1996. Moved to Chegutu, Zimbabwe circa March 1997, 70 km southwest of Harare, next to the main road to Kadoma and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe for use as a bar/restaurant together with Viscount Z-WGB (C/N 436). Fuselage, tail and port wing painted up in a red and white Coca-Cola livery and named the 'Flying Pot Restaurant' circa 1999.The starboard wing was not refitted. Still there in August 2016 despite the rumours over the years that it was soon to be scrapped.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 446 G-BCZR
Field Aircraft Services Ltd Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Carl Ford


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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