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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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Established 2005
Vickers Viscount Network
A Virtual Museum dedicated to the Vickers-Armstrongs VC2 Viscount

Work is underway to restore '625' to her former glory

Photo of British Columbia Aviation Museum Viscount CF-THG
British Columbia Aviation Museum Viscount '625' CF-THG.

Photo of the CF-THG being foamed down by the Vancouver Airport Fier Service CF-THG being foamed down by the Vancouver Airport Fire Service in 2000

The British Columbia Aviation Museum acquired ex Air Canada Viscount '625' CF-THG c/n 224 from the Pacific Vocational Institute Maintenance School at Vancouver International Airport in 2005. The aircraft had been used as an instructional airframe since 1980 and in 1995 it was retired and used by the Airport Fire Service, luckily in a non-destructive way.

Photo of the port main undercarriage The port main undercarriage needed repairs before the aircraft could be moved

BCAM bought it for one dollar and moved it in one piece during April 2005, which must be unique for a preserved Viscount. A lot of preparation work was required before the aircraft could be moved; including pumping up the tyres on the undercarriage and freeing the brakes.

Photo of CF-THG on the barge '625' on the barge

The aircraft was moved by road to a suitable jetty so that it could be loaded onto a large barge that also had a house on it. Moving it across the water between Vancouver and Victoria had to be done when the weather was calm as towed barges are hard to control in rough seas. The aircraft was landed at the Patricia Bay Coast Guard Station and transferred from there to the Museum.

Photo of the cockpit os CF-THG The interior is in reasonable condition

Now that the aircraft has been rescued, a team of volunteers has started to begin what will be a long process of restoring her back to her former glory. The interior is in reasonable condition with typical pastel colours of the period and the cockpit is also fairly complete but needs putting back together. A garish pink toilet is not something you see nowadays but as a time-capsule it is priceless.

Photo of toilet of CF-THG The garish pink toilet

Several items are missing and the details of these requirements will appear on the website when known so that hopefully they can be found elsewhere in the Viscount world. For more information about this project and the British Columbia Aviation Museum, visit their web site and watch the news pages here at the Vickers Viscount Network.

The Museum is open daily except for Christmas and New Year's Day and can be found at 1910 Norseman Road, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada.

Telephone: (250) 655-3300

Photo of ZK-BRF's port engines
The cockpit is fairly complete but needs putting back together.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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