29 May 2022
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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.

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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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Photo of High Chaparral AB - Wild West Theme Park Viscount SE-IVY c/n 375
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Sweden


SE-IVY - High Chaparral AB - Wild West Theme Park - June 1992 to April 2019

Transferred from Baltic Airlines Sweden AB. A half section of the chopped up aircraft taken travelling North on the Swedish E4 motorway before turning east on the E18 motorway in April 2019.

Two Estonian registered trucks were heading for the port of Kapellskär, Sweden.

From here a vehicle ferry to Finland and then a further road journey to an unknown destination in Estonia for final metal processing.

Photo source - Owe Hanqvist


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Viscount AP-AJF
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)

This aircraft c/n 375, a V.815, was built for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) as AP-AJF and first flew on Friday, 14 August 1959 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd, Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd, British Midland Airways (BMA), Nigeria Airways, Kestrel International Airways, Site Aviation, British Airways (BA), Intra Airways, Jersey European Airways (JEA), Field Aviation Ltd, British Air Ferries (BAF), Svenska AB and Baltic Aviation AB

Its final owner/operator was High Chaparral AB - Wild West Theme Park as SE-IVY.

Its fate:-

Final Baltic Airlines service from Sturup Airport, Malmö, Sweden to Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 28 April 1989 and stored. Ferried back to Sturup Airport, Malmö, Sweden during 1989 and at some point the engines were removed as they had been repossessed by their owner Sean T Hulley.

It was dismantled circa 1992 and moved by road to High Chaparral which is a Wild West Theme Park near Kulltorp, Sweden, marked up as 'Big Airland' and mounted in front of the Kopcentrum shopping centre. The aircraft had been mounted on a frame above a London RM Routemaster bus. A fire in a nearby supermarket 9 June 2001 consumed the bus and damaged the Viscount.

Noted advertised for sale by auction by Klaravik AB 7 March 2019. The auction closed 13 March 2019 and the aircraft was sold to an Estonian scrap dealer for 47,000 SK plus fees. Noted cut up into two fuselage sections and transported by two Estonian registered trucks towards Kapellskär, Sweden and a vehicle ferry to Finland and then a further road journey to Estonia in April 2019 for final processing.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 375 SE-IVY
High Chaparral AB - Wild West Theme Park Viscount fleet list and photos
Sweden issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Owe Hanqvist


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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