08 March 2021
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Viscount Survivors

59 of the 444 Viscounts built survive as complete airframes or major components. Some are in very good condition and are looked after by museums while others are just wrecks. They can be found in 24 countries.

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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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.

British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM)

Featured owner or operator

Photo of British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM) Viscount CF-THG c/n 224
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CF-THG - British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM) - April 2005 to current

Purchased from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and restored to its Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery with fleet number 625. Taken at Victoria International Airport, North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada 13 May 2019 with the paintwork starting to look tatty after being stored outside during the winter for the first time since its restoration.

This is because the hangar is now occupied with the sections of Avro Lancaster B.X FM104, which is under restoration to fly again.

Photo source - Alex Boyko

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 224, a V.757, was built for Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) as CF-THG and first flew on Wednesday, 20 March 1957 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Air Canada, Beaver Enterprises Ltd, Harrison Air and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Its final owner/operator was British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM) as CF-THG.

Its fate:-

Sold to British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) for use as a ground trainer June 1980. Noted parked outside at Vancouver International Airport, BC, Canada after retirement from ground instruction work in September 1995. Transferred to the British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM) on a barge from Vancouver to Victoria International Airport, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada in April 2005. Exterior of the aircraft was re-painted in Trans-Canada Air Lines (TCA) 'White Top' livery by October 2007. Put into the newly built hangar 18 September 2008. Put outside to make room for the rebuild of Avro Lancaster FM104 in September 2018. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the museum closed to the general public until further notice in March 2020.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 224 CF-THG
British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM) Viscount fleet list and photos
Canada issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by Alex Boyko

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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