25 March 2019
This website is regularly archived by the British Library who selectively archive websites with research values that are representative of British social history and cultural heritage.

Museum search

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.

Share your photos and stories

Our 'Live Magazine' is used by members and non-members to share their Viscount photos and stories with fellow enthusiasts located throughout the world in real time.

You are able to send in your photos, stories and comments by Facebook, Twitter or email and we will post them for all to enjoy.

Contact us

Join the Vickers Viscount Network
for FREE

Featured pages

Our website contains over 20,000 pages of photos and information that can all be accessed from the menu at the top of every page. Here are a few to get you started.

This website does not use cookies or capture your details

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.

Continental Airlines

Featured owner or operator

Photo of Continental Airlines Viscount N244V c/n 357
United States flag

United States

N244V - Continental Airlines - June 1958 to April 1966

Delivered new to Continental Airlines. Taken at Los Angeles International Airport, California, USA in October 1958. Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

Aircraft Summary

Photo of Continental Airlines Viscount N244V
Continental Airlines

This aircraft c/n 357, a V.812, was built for Continental Airlines as N244V and first flew on Thursday, 19 June 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Channel Airways

Its final owner/operator was Alidair as G-ATUE.

Its fate:-

Final service from Jersey Airport, Channel Islands to Southend Airport, Rochford, England and withdrawn from service by Channel Airways and stored on the 28 February 1972. Channel Airways ceased all operations on the 29 February 1972.

Sold to Alidair and ferried to East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England on the 28 May 1972 and immediately withdrawn from use and robbed of useful spares.

Broken up into sections by Tame Valley Alloys Ltd and taken to their yard at Wilnecote near Tamworth, Staffordshire, England in July 1977. The forward fuselage section was going to go to Tamworth for use by 1122 Squadron ATC but it was scrapped at Wilnecote near Tamworth, Staffordshire, England in March 1978.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 357 N244V
Continental Airlines Viscount fleet list and photos
United States issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Peter Gates collection

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

The Vickers Viscount Network is always interested to hear from anyone who has information or photographs to help complete the story of the Viscount. If you can help please contact us at

Click here for more details about the Vickers Viscount Network

This website has been designed, built and is maintained by Geoff Blampied, Norwich, Norfolk, England.