20 November 2019
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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-AOYP c/n 265
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G-AOYP - British Air Ferries (BAF) - October 1983 to December 1985

Returned from Jersey Air Ferries lease and now named as 'Viscount Corbiere'. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, England 6 March 1985.

Photo source - Tony Rogers


Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 265, a V.806, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOYP and first flew on Saturday, 3 May 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Cambrian Airways, British Airways (BA), British Air Ferries (BAF), Air Algerie, BAF Air Tours, Jersey Air Ferries, Virgin Atlantic Airways, British World Airlines (BWA), Parcelforce International and Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd

Its final owner/operator was Dave Walkley as G-PFBT.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd and stored at Lanseria International Airport, near Johannesburg, South Africa in June 1997.

Broken up into sections in April 2006 with the forward fuselage remaining at Lanseria Airport.

Forward fuselage section moved to a builder’s yard at Kya Sand Industrial Estate, Randburg, South Africa in January 2008.

Forward fuselage section purchased by Dave Walkley and moved to Peter Road, Ruimsig, Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa in March 2012 for restoration. Noted with airsoft-hq slogans 25 September 2017. Still visible on Google Earth 26 August 2018.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 265 G-AOYP
British Air Ferries (BAF) Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Tony Rogers


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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