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Established 2005
Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

Viscount photos by contributor

BEA - British European Airways Viscount c/n 150 G-AOJA from the Ed Jones collection
BEA - British European Airways Viscount c/n 150 G-AOJA from
the Ed Jones collection

To all of our contributors we say a big thank you

The Vickers Viscount Network would not have been possible without the generous support of the people listed here who contributed their photos to the museum. To them and future contributors we say a big thank you.

Our ultimate aim is to have an image of every single aircraft in every livery that it operated, together with images showing significant moments in each aircrafts life.

Any photograph, even a poor quality one, that shows an unique part of an aircrafts history is better than not having one at all. Our graphic systems can restore all but the worst image. This target will probably never be totally fulfilled, but with your help it could come close.


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Displayed will be all the Viscount photos that we have on file from the selected contributor.


Mike Stedman

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Photo of British Air Ferries (BAF) Viscount G-AZNA c/n 350
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G-AZNA - British Air Ferries (BAF) - April 1990 to January 1991

Returned from Gambia Air Shuttle lease. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 5 May 1990 back in service with British Air Ferries (BAF) but still in full Gambia livery named 'Viscount Banjul'.

Photo source - Mike Stedman


Aircraft Summary

Photo of South African Airways (SAA) Viscount ZS-CDX
South African Airways (SAA)

This aircraft c/n 350, a V.813, was built for South African Airways (SAA) as ZS-CDX and first flew on Sunday, 7 December 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by British Midland Airways (BMA), Manx Airlines, British Aerospace PLC (BAe), Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd, Hot Air, Ligacoes Aereas Regionais (LAR), Gambia Air Shuttle and British Air Ferries (BAF)

Its final owner/operator was N9 Dancing Kokoriko as G-AZNA.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by British Air Ferries (BAF) and stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England in October 1990. Registered to Sean T Hulley (Sales) Ltd. in January 1991.

Sold to N9 Dancing Kokoriko on the 15 September 1992. Transferred by road to Waarschoot, Belgium on road N9 between Eeklo and Ghent and mounted with its undercarriage lowered, on three poles next to 'Kokoriko' discotheque/night club in an all white livery still with the name 'Viscount Banjul' on the nose. Fitted with poorly shaped dummy propellers. Reportedly for sale in 2019.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 350 G-AZNA
British Air Ferries (BAF) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Mike Stedman


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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