20 November 2019
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Viscount history

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.


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

R A Scholefield collection

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Photo of British Air Ferries (BAF) Viscount G-AOYR c/n 266
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G-AOYR - British Air Ferries (BAF) - January 1984 to March 1985

Purchased from British Airways (BA) and now in BAF livery named as 'Viscount Aberdeen'. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 10 June 1984 with two Britannia Airways Boeing 737-204 behind.

Photo source - R A Scholefield collection

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 266, a V.806, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOYR and first flew on Saturday, 1 March 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by BKS Air Transport Ltd, Northeast Airlines, British Airways (BA), British Air Ferries (BAF), British Caledonian Airways (BCAL), Aer Lingus and British World Airlines (BWA)

Its final owner/operator was Hanningfield Metals as G-AOYR.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 20 April 1994. Sold to Hanningfield Metals for scrap and the chopped up sections were transferred to their yard at Templewood Industrial Estate, Stock Road, West Hanningfield, Essex, England in June 1996 for final processing.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 266 G-AOYR
British Air Ferries (BAF) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by R A Scholefield collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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