29 January 2020
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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.

Stansted Fire School

Featured owner or operator

Photo of Stansted Fire School Viscount G-ATVR c/n 365
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England


G-ATVR - Stansted Fire School - July 1972 to May 1980

Transferred from Channel Airways for training use. Taken at Stansted Airport, Essex circa September 1973.

Photo source - Lee Mullins


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Continental Airlines Viscount N253V
Continental Airlines

This aircraft c/n 365, a V.812, was built for Continental Airlines as N253V and first flew on Saturday, 6 December 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

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

Its final owner/operator was Stansted Fire School as G-ATVR.

Its fate:-

Final service from Jersey Airport, Channel Islands to Stansted Airport, Essex via Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England and withdrawn from service by Channel Airways and stored 30 September 1971. Channel Airways ceased all operations 29 February 1972. Transferred to the Stansted Fire School July 1972. Noted on its belly with hacked out cockpit windows and fuselage panels in August 1979. Remains broken up for scrap in May 1980.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 365 G-ATVR
Stansted Fire School Viscount fleet list and photos
United Kingdom issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Lee Mullins


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
Information@VickersViscount.net.


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