17 September 2019
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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.

Go Transportation Inc

Featured owner or operator

Photo of Go Transportation Inc Viscount N180RC c/n 51
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United States

N180RC - Go Transportation Inc - October 1980 to October 1984

Purchased from Jeff Brinkenhoff and re-registered from N1898S. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 26 April 1982 with bare metal Sud SE210 Caravelle N777VV behind.

Photo source - Michael Bernhard

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 51, a V.724, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-TGN and first flew on Thursday, 31 March 1955 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Canadian Schenley Ltd, Schenley Distillers Corporation, Kearney & Trecker Corporation, Boston Leasing Corporation, Eldee Inc, Fideliity Management Corp, Richard Jacobs, Purdue University, LRW Aircraft Sales Inc, Jeff Brinkenhoff, Go Transportation Inc and Wofford Aircraft Sales

Its final owner/operator was James Stanley Leasing Company Inc as N180RC.

Its fate:-

Converted to an executive V.744D by Timmins Aviation in 1963.

Noted stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in March 1989.

It was then gradually robbed of all other useful parts.

Finally broken up for scrap in July 1993.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 51 N180RC
Go Transportation Inc Viscount fleet list and photos
United States issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Michael Bernhard

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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