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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 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.

British Air Ferries (BAF)

Featured owner or operator

Photo of British Air Ferries (BAF) Viscount G-AOYR c/n 266
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G-AOYR - British Air Ferries (BAF) - April 1989 to April 1993

Returned from Aer Lingus lease. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands 12 June 1990.

Photo source - Mike Stedman

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 266, a V.806, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOYR and first flew on Saturday, 1 March 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by BKS Air Transport Ltd, Northeast Airlines, British Airways (BA), British Air Ferries (BAF), British Caledonian Airways (BCAL), Aer Lingus and British World Airlines (BWA)

Its final owner/operator was Hanningfield Metals as G-AOYR.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 20 April 1994. Sold to Hanningfield Metals for scrap and the chopped up sections were transferred to their yard at Templewood Industrial Estate, Stock Road, West Hanningfield, Essex, England in June 1996 for final processing.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 266 G-AOYR
British Air Ferries (BAF) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Mike Stedman

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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