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Viscount history

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Established 2005
Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

Viscount photos by owner or operator

TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines Viscount c/n 40 CF-TGI
TCA - Trans-Canada Air Lines

Photos for most owner or operators are available

Over 570 owners and operators have been involved with the Viscount. Some like Capital Airlines (USA) and BEA - British European Airways Corporation operated many while others like Air Anglia operated only one.

Viscounts operated by large airlines who had their aircraft for many years will have painted them in several different versions of their livery.

Owner or operator

Displayed will be all the photos that we have on file illustrating the operational history of the Viscount with each owner or operator.

Duxford Aviation Society

Featured owner or operator

Photo of Duxford Aviation Society Viscount G-ALWF c/n 5
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G-ALWF - Duxford Aviation Society - May 1976 to current

On loan from the Viscount Preservation Trust. Taken at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England 20 June 1976 gradually being reassembled.

Photo source - Trevor Davies

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 5, a V.701, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-ALWF and first flew on Wednesday, 3 December 1952 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Channel Airways, British Eagle International Airlines, Cambrian Airways and the Viscount Preservation Trust

Its final owner/operator was Duxford Aviation Society as G-ALWF.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Cambrian Airways and stored at Rhoose Airport, Cardiff, Wales 24 December 1971.

Saved by the Viscount Preservation Trust and now preserved by the Duxford Aviation Society within the Imperial War Museum facility at Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire, England in early BEA - British European Airways livery.

The aircraft was initially loaned for a period of 99 years but on 26 November 2011 the title of the aircraft was officially handed over to the Duxford Aviation Society by Paul St John Turner and Romer Adams who founded the Viscount Preservation Trust when they first purchased 'WF' in April 1972.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 5 G-ALWF
Duxford Aviation Society Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Trevor Davies

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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