27 July 2021
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Viscount Survivors

59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

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.

Dave Rowe

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Photo of Channel Airways Viscount G-AVJL c/n 389
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G-AVJL - Channel Airways - April 1967 to June 1972

Purchased from Continental Airlines. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England June 1972.

Channel Airways had ceased all operations in February 1972.

Photo source - Dave Rowe

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Continental Airlines Viscount N247V
Continental Airlines

This aircraft c/n 389, a V.812, was built for Continental Airlines as N247V and first flew on Wednesday, 23 July 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Channel Airways, Alidair and Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation (FAT)

Its final owner/operator was Mandala Airlines as PK-RVW.

Its fate:-

During an approach to Achmad Yani International Airport, Semarang, Java, Indonesia 7 October 1983 the aircraft touched down just short of the runway. Although the aircraft continued on to the runway the nose undercarriage leg and steering system were damaged by the concrete edge of the runway which prevented the crew from taxiing off to the ramp area.

After the aircraft was towed to the ramp subsequent inspections discovered extensive damage to the fuselage where the nose leg was mounted which had been pushed rearwards.

The pilot could not explain why the aircraft suddenly started to sink as he approached the runway threshold as the weather was calm and the visibility was good.

After temporary repairs were carried out the aircraft was ferried to Kemayoran Airport, Jarkarta, Indonesia where it was declared as beyond economic repair and withdrawn from service. Broken up for scrap after spares recovery circa September 1985.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 389 G-AVJL
Channel Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Dave Rowe

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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