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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.

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Photo of Channel Airways Viscount G-AVHE
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G-AVHE - Channel Airways - October 1968 to May 1970

Returned from Air Ferry Ltd lease. Taken at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland in October 1969 with 'Scottish Flyer' titles whilst operating a short-lived 'bus-stop' service from Southend to Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Note the small window at the rear of the cabin.

The yellow baggage truck is a Karrier Bantam.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)


Aircraft Summary

Photo of Continental Airlines Viscount N251V
Continental Airlines

This aircraft c/n 363, a V.812, was built for Continental Airlines as N251V and first flew on Monday, 13 October 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Channel Airways, Air Ferry Ltd, Rousseau Aviation, Historic Aircraft Museum, Air Classik Museum, Dusseldorf Airport Authority, Albatros Flugmuseum, Kiemele Museum and Morlock Motors

Its final owner/operator was Buccara Base as G-AVHE.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service due to wing main spar cracking and stored at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 30 May 1970. Broken up for scrap except for the forward fuselage section which was transferred to the Historic Aircraft Museum, Southend, Essex, England circa October 1972. Noted repainted in a BMA livery in October 1974. The museum closed due to financial difficulties in 1983. Forward fuselage section acquired by the Albatros Flugmuseum in May 1983 and displayed on the terminal building spectator roof terrace at Stuttgart Airport, Echterdingen, West Germany. Forward fuselage transferred to Kiemele Museum at Seifertshofen, near Eschach, Germany circa June 2014. Forward fuselage section sold to Morlock Motors at Peterslahr, Germany circa June 2016. Forward fuselage section sold to Buccara Base located at Lohfelderstrasse 14, Bad Honnef, Germany circa January 2019. Noted in poor external condition 10 March 2021.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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