24 April 2017
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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.


Ken Fielding

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Photo of Cambrian Airways Viscount G-AMOE c/n 17
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G-AMOE - Cambrian Airways - January 1965 to January 1972

Purchased from Channel Airways. Taken at Speke Airport, Liverpool, England 15 July 1966 after being involved in a ground collision with Aer Lingus Viscount EI-AKO (C/N 421) and then the terminal building (Gate 2). Note the curled No.4 propeller and the destroyed oppositions steps!

Photo source - Ken Fielding


Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 17, a V.701, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AMOE and first flew on Friday, 26 June 1953 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Channel Airways, British Eagle International Airlines, Starways Ltd, Cambrian Airways, Northeast Airlines, BA - British Airways and Lambton Airways

Its final owner/operator was Saltwell Park as G-AMOE.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Northeast Airlines (UK) at Woolsington Airport, Newcastle, England in 1973 and used for cabin crew training.

Preserved at Lampton Pleasure Park from April 1977 and at Saltwell Park from 1982.

Broken up for scrap in March 1993.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 17 G-AMOE
Cambrian Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Ken Fielding


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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