19 July 2018
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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

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.


William Head

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Photo of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount CF-THX c/n 306
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Canada


CF-THX - Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) - April 1958 to June 1964

Delivered new to Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) with fleet number '642'. Taken at Dorval Airport, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada circa June 1959 boarding for a service to Lakehead Airport, Fort William, Ontario, Canada. Fort William and Port Arthur amalgamated in 1970 to become Thunder Bay.

Photo source - William Head


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount CF-THX
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)

This aircraft c/n 306, a V.757, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-THX and first flew on Sunday, 13 April 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Air Canada and Beaver Enterprises Ltd

Its final owner/operator was United Aircraft of Canada as C-FTHX.

Its fate:-

Purchased by United Aircraft of Canada who were the parent group for Pratt & Whitney Canada Ltd from Beaver Enterprises Ltd in January 1977 as a spares source to support C-FTID-X (C/N 384) but it remained stored at Winnipeg Airport, Manitoba, Canada. Remains broken up for scrap circa 1978. The actual date is not known. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net


History and photos of Viscount c/n 306 CF-THX
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount fleet list and photos
Canada issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by William Head


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

The Vickers Viscount Network is always interested to hear from anyone who has information or photographs to help complete the story of the Viscount. If you can help please contact us at
Information@VickersViscount.net.


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