20 May 2018
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Viscount history

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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.

Ferrymead Aeronautical Society Inc

Featured owner or operator

Photo of Ferrymead Aeronautical Society Inc Viscount ZK-BRF c/n 283
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New Zealand

ZK-BRF - Ferrymead Aeronautical Society Inc - April 1975 to current

Donated by New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC). Taken at the Ferrymead Museum of Science and Technology, Christchurch, New Zealand 27 January 2007 just after the port outer wing had been fitted.

Photo source - Denys Coulter-Jones

Aircraft Summary

Photo of New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC) Viscount ZK-BRF
New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC)

This aircraft c/n 283, a V.807, was built for New Zealand National Airways Corp (NAC) as ZK-BRF and first flew on Tuesday, 24 February 1959 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

Its final owner/operator was Ferrymead Aeronautical Society Inc as ZK-BRF.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by New Zealand National Airways Corporation (NAC) and stored at Christchurch, New Zealand 12 July 1974.

Donated to the Ferrymead Aeronautical Society Inc 10 April 1975 and preserved at the Ferrymead Museum of Science and Technology, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Transferred to Air New Zealand's facility at Harewood, New Zealand for further restoration 11 December 1993. Returned to Ferrymead Aeronautical Society Inc for continuation of the restoration 28 January 2000. Moved into the new museum building to continue the restoration under cover 3 March 2001. Earthquakes in 2010 and 2011 resulted in damage to the museum buildings. Structural repairs carried out in 2015 after insurnace claims were eventually settled. Building handed back to the museum in October 2015 and reopened in November 2015.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 283 ZK-BRF
Ferrymead Aeronautical Society Inc Viscount fleet list and photos
New Zealand issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Denys Coulter-Jones

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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