15 November 2018
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Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

Old giant of the air comes to Wear museum

July 2008 - England

G-AZLP is hoisted into place at the North East Aircraft Museum.


Motorists were left waiting as this 70ft passenger plane made its way up the A19. Brought from Durham Tees Valley Airport, near Darlington, to its temporary home at the North East Aircraft Museum in Sunderland, England.

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The Turboprop World-Beater VISCOUNT is 60

July 2008

BEA - British European Airways V.630, G-AHRF, c/n 1.


The Vickers Viscount, which made its maiden flight 60 years ago on Friday, 16 July 1948, was the first turboprop airliner to operate a passenger service, and one of the few British types to achieve significant sales in North America. The type's success was largely attributable to its reliable Rolls-Royce turboprop engines.

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Gathering a Great Success

April 2008 England

People from all walks of life attended the 'Vickers Viscount Network' gathering.


The 'Vickers Viscount Network' gathering of people with an interest in the Vickers Viscount at the 'Midland Air Museum', Baginton, Coventry, Warwickshire, England was a great success.

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The delivery of New Zealand’s first Viscount

February 2008 New Zealand

Photo of New Zealand’s first Viscount ZK-BRD c/n 281 City of Wellington


ZK-BRD was the first of a batch of three V.807 Viscounts purchased by New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC).

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Bournemouth Aviation Museum's lease ends

December 2007 England

Photo of Bournemouth Aviation Museum Viscount G-AOYN / G-OPAS


It has been reported that the Bournemouth Aviation Museum has been advised that their lease that runs out at the end of December 2007 will not be renewed.

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Illustrated history of New Zealand National Airways Corporation

May 2007 New Zealand

Photo of NAC - New Zealand National Airways Corporation Viscount ZK-BWO

The Illustrated history of New Zealand National Airways Corporation 1947-1978 has now been released. This 320 page history is supported by over 500 photographs and illustrations.

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Forward Baggage Hold Door Urgently Required

April 2007 Germany

Photo of Flugausstellung Viscount D-ANAM


The Flugausstellung Aviation Museum at Hermeskeil, near Trier, Germany is URGENTLY trying to locate a forward baggage hold door for their Viscount D-ANAM c/n 368.

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F-BGNR to be restored to 'live' condition

February 2007 England

Photo of the Viscount 35 Association Viscount F-BGNR


Ex Air France Viscount V.708 F-BGNR c/n 35 has been acquired by the newly formed 'Viscount 35 Association' and will be restored to live condition at the Midland Air Museum, Baginton, Coventry, England.

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G-AOYN/G-OPAS moves to Bournemouth

January 2007 England

Photo of the Bournemouth Aviation Museum Viscount G-AOYN/G-OPAS


December 5th 2006 saw the arrival at the Bournemouth Aviation Museum of the nose of Viscount V.806 G-AOYN/G-OPAS c/n 263, painted in Parcel Force International livery, on loan from the Duxford Aviation Society.

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G-AOYP/G-PFBT broken up

November 2006 South Africa

Photo of broken up Viscount G-AOYP/G-PFBT


Reports and photos have been reaching the Vickers Viscount Network stating that Viscount c/n 265 has been broken up at Lanseria Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa during April this year.

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NAC's 60th anniversary

October 2006 New Zealand

Photo of New Zealand National Airways Corporation Viscount ZK-BRF


A book and an aviation tour of New Zealand are being prepared to mark the 60th anniversary of the formation of NAC – New Zealand National Airways Corporation on the 1st April 2007.

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Viscount in new film

September 2006 Turkey

Photo of Havacilik Muzezi Viscount TC-SEL/430 painted up as TC-SEV

Havacilik Muzezi Viscount 430/TC-SEL has been painted up as TC-SEV (c/n 429) in THY - Turk Hava Yollari - Turkish Airlines livery for a television documentary about one-time Turkish prime minister Adnan Menderes.

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G-ALWF made available to visitors

August 2006 England

Photo of Viscount G-ALWF


The oldest surviving Viscount G-ALWF, c/n 5, housed in the Imperial War Museum Duxford’s 'AirSpace’ project was made available to visitors at the end of August.

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G-AMOG to move to Scotland

April 2006 England/Scotland

Photo of Viscount G-AMOG


BRITISH AIRWAYS has donated Vickers Viscount c/n 7 G-AMOG to the National Museums of Scotland for display at the Museum of Flight, East Fortune, Scotland.

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Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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