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Photo of Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd Viscount G-PFBT
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G-PFBT - Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd - May 1997 to January 2008

Purchased from British World Airlines (BWA). Taken stored at Lanseria International Airport, near Johannesburg, South Africa 20 October 2005 next to two BAC One-Eleven. The one on the right is Nationwide Airlines ZS-NUG and the other one is Rwanda Airlines 9XRolls-RoyceA.

Photo source - Michael Kelsey

Aircraft Summary

Photo of British European Airways Corporation (BEA) Viscount G-AOYP
British European Airways Corporation (BEA)

This aircraft c/n 265, a V.806, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AOYP and first flew on Saturday, 3 May 1958 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Cambrian Airways, BA - British Airways, BAF - British Air Ferries, Air Algerie, BAF Air Tours, Jersey Air Ferries, Virgin Atlantic Airways, BWA - British World Airlines, Parcelforce International and Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd

Its final owner/operator was Dave Walkley as G-PFBT.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Heli-Jet Aviation Ltd and stored at Lanseria International Airport, near Johannesburg, South Africa in June 1997.

Broken up into sections in April 2006 with the forward fuselage remaining at Lanseria Airport.

Forward fuselage section moved to a builder’s yard at Kya Sand Industrial Estate, Randburg, South Africa in January 2008.

Forward fuselage section purchased by Dave Walkley and moved to Peter Road, Ruimsig, Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa in March 2012 for restoration. Noted still in existence on Google Earth 9 September 2015.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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