25 May 2019
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Photo of City of Araçariguama Viscount PP-SRJ
Brasil flag


PP-SRJ - City of Araçariguama - January 2006 to current

Transferred from the City of Piracicaba. Taken at Araçariguama, State of São Paulo, Brasil, 50 km from São Paulo City circa May 2015. There are no engines, nacelles or original interior and has poorly replicated propellers. Reportedly no longer being used as a children's cinema. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Photo source - Carlos Rovida via Carlos F T Motta

Aircraft Summary

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

This aircraft c/n 15, a V.701, was built for British European Airways Corporation (BEA) as G-AMOD and first flew on Wednesday, 17 June 1953 at Weybridge, Surrey, England.

During its life it was also owned and/or operated by Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP) and the City of Piracicaba

Its final owner/operator was City of Araçariguama as PP-SRJ.

Its fate:-

Withdrawn from service by Viação Aérea São Paulo SA (VASP) and stored at Congonhas Airport, São Paulo, Brasil in February 1969.

Donated for use in a children's playground at Piracicabs, Brasil in 1974.

Moved to Araçariguama, São Paulo, Brasil (50 km from São Paulo city) for use as a children's cinema circa 2006.

Reportedly no longer being used as a children's cinema circa 2014. Details please to information@vickersviscount.net

Noted in a blue and white livery in May 2015.

Still noted in existence in April 2016.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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