19 September 2018
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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.

Jaime Escobar collection

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Photo of Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) Viscount HK-1412 c/n 440
Colombia flag


HK-1412 - Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) - September 1972 to January 1980

Returned from Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU) lease. Taken at Eldorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in February 1977 re-painted in a later livery.

Photo source - Jaime Escobar collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Austrian Airlines (AUA) Viscount OE-LAK
Austrian Airlines (AUA)

This aircraft c/n 440, a V.837, was built for Austrian Airlines (AUA) as OE-LAK and first flew on Friday, 4 March 1960 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Austrian Air Transport, Shackleton Aviation Ltd, Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC), Lineas Aereas la Urraca (LAU), and Aerovias del Cesar (Aerocesar Colombia)

Its final owner/operator was Aerovias del Cesar / Aerocesar Colombia as HK-1412.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) and stored at El Dorado International Airport, Bogotá, Colombia in January 1980.

Title transferred to Aerovias del Cesar (Aerocesar Colombia) due to a corporate name change but the aircraft remained stored at Eldorado, Bogotá, Colombia in TAC livery.

Offered for sale but it remained stored. No further sightings so presumed as scrapped.
Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

History and photos of Viscount c/n 440 HK-1412
Transportes Aereas del Cesar Ltda (TAC) Viscount fleet list and photos
Colombia issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Jaime Escobar collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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