19 July 2018
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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.

Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures)

Featured owner or operator

Photo of Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) Viscount F-BMCG c/n 52
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F-BMCG - Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) - April 1964 to October 1975

Purchased from William C Wold Associates. Taken at Orly Airport, Paris, France circa June 1974.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) Viscount CF-TGO
Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA)

This aircraft c/n 52, a V.724, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-TGO and first flew on Wednesday, 20 April 1955 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by William C Wold & Associates, Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures), Alidair, Intra Airways, Dan-Air London, Guernsey Airlines, Southern International Air Transport, Inter City Airlines, Janus Airways and Central Training Establishment

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

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service and donated by Hards Travel to the Central Training Establishment of the Royal Air Force Fire Service at Manston Airport, Kent, England in November 1984.

Fuselage noted minus its wings and in poor condition in March 1991. Emergency access training use had hacked out a large section on the port side of the fuselage.

Remains sold to Hanningfield Metals for metal salvage in August 1993 and broken up into sections and taken away to their yard at Templewood Industrial Estate, Stock Road, West Hanningfield, Essex for final processing.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 52 F-BMCG
Air Inter (Lignes Aériennes Intérieures) Viscount fleet list and photos
France issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Des Pike collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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