15 November 2018
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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.

Carlos Alfredo Gudiño

Featured owner or operator

Photo of Carlos Alfredo Gudiño Viscount XC-FOV c/n 226
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Mexico


XC-FOV - Carlos Alfredo Gudiño - June 1985 to May 2004

Purchased from Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes (SAETA). Taken during the road journey from Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre Airport, Quito to 'Laguardia', Puembo in June 1985 where it was re-assembled in the grounds of the property belonging to Carlos Alfredo Gudiño and repainted with the fictitious registration HC-CAG representing the owners initials. This late afternoon view shows running repairs being carried out to ensure the fuselage remains safely attached to the low loader trailer.

Photo source - Carlos Alfredo Gudiño


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Capital Airlines (USA) Viscount N7464
Capital Airlines (USA)

This aircraft c/n 226, a V.745D, was built for Capital Airlines (USA) as N7464 and first flew on Friday, 22 March 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd, Continental Airlines, Northeast Airlines inc, Essex International, North American Rockwell, Travis Ward, Westernair of Albuquerque, Comision Federal de Electricidad, Distribute Air Inc and Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA)

Its final owner/operator was Carlos Alfredo Gudiño as HC-CAG.

Its fate:-

Converted to V.798D in February 1959.

Withdrawn from service by Sociedad Anonima Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aereos (SAETA) and used as a source of spares at Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre, Quito, Ecuador in April 1976.

Purchased by Carlos Alfredo Gudiño circa June 1985 and dismantled for transportation by road to a private site at 'Laguardia', Puembo, Ecuador and re-assembled. Noted repainted in a modern style fictitious 'Aero Puembo' livery with an equally fictitious registration HC-CAG in May 2004. CAG represents Carlos Alfredo Gudiño. Noted repainted in another smart new livery without the fictitious registration HC-CAG or titles in September 2014.


History and photos of Viscount c/n 226 XC-FOV
Carlos Alfredo Gudiño Viscount fleet list and photos
Mexico issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Carlos Alfredo Gudiño


Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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