20 February 2017
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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.

Cyprus Airways

Featured owner or operator

Photo of Cyprus Airways Viscount G-AZLT c/n 349
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G-AZLT - Cyprus Airways - February 1975 to August 1975

Leased from British Midland Airways (BMA). A very hazy view taken on approach to Larnica Airport, Cyprus in late August 1975 shortly before it returned off of lease.

Photo source - George Stringer

Aircraft Summary

Photo of South African Airways (SAA) Viscount ZS-CDW
South African Airways (SAA)

This aircraft c/n 349, a V.813, was built for South African Airways (SAA) as ZS-CDW and first flew on Wednesday, 26 November 1958 at Hurn, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by BMA - British Midland Airways, Cyprus Airways, British Aerospace, Sean T Hully (Sales) Ltd, Baltic Airlines and BAF - British Air Ferries

Its final owner/operator was British World Airlines (BWA) as G-OHOT.

Its fate:-

Crashed at Drointon Wood near Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England en-route from Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland to Baginton Airport, Coventry, Warwickshire, England on cargo flight number BWL4272 25 February 1994. Registration cancelled as aircraft written off July 1994.

History and photos of Viscount c/n 349 G-AZLT
Cyprus Airways Viscount fleet list and photos
Cyprus issued Viscount registrations
Photos contributed by George Stringer

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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