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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 starts on some of those unseen areas

Photo of before and after restoration of two of four electrical junction boxes
Before and after restoration of two of four electrical junction boxes.

Update by Denys Jones


Photo of the hangar floor covered in parts, plumbing & wiring The hangar floor covered in parts, plumbing & wiring.

Work on ZK-BRF has had a bit of a let up as some of the guys catch up on things domestic. We're now working on some of those unseen areas and on small tedious parts so outward progress isn't to obvious.


Photo of the starboard wing being prepared for painting The starboard wing being prepared for painting.

When BRF was at Air New Zealand with the retirees working on her, for some reason, inexplicably given as the need to lighten the aircraft, they embarked on a campaign of stripping out as much as they could and consigning the materials to the waste skips. Fortunately we had some moles in the vicinity so a lot, but sadly not all, of the materials was saved and returned to us at Ferrymead.

Photo of the re-attached the support stays that hold the upper and lower flap bay covers The re-attached support stays that hold the upper and lower flap bay covers.

We now have an area of hangar floor some 10m square covered in parts, plumbing, wiring (sadly mainly chopped), ducting and other 'things' to be identified by trawling the parts books. Many of the items have suffered damage and rust has also set in.

Photo of one of the firewalls The firewalls are being refitted with all the stripped items.

Over the month we've had one crew working on the starboard wing that is now fitted and being prepared for painting. We've re-attached the support stays that hold the upper and lower flap bay covers (wing skins). The firewalls are being refitted with all the stripped items and more accessories together with lots of nuts, bolts, screws, split pins etc. have been fitted to engines.

For more information on this project visit the Ferrymead web site and watch the news pages here at the Vickers Viscount Network.

Ferrymead Heritage Park, Ferrymead Park Drive, Heathcote, Christchurch, New Zealand. Phone +64 3 3841970


Photo of a Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 fitted to ZK-BRF
A nicely restored Rolls-Royce Dart RDa6 engine fitted in the no.2 position.

Photo of the undercarriage cross-head showing some of the re-fitted plumbing
The undercarriage cross-head showing some of the re-fitted plumbing.

Photo of BEA - British European Airways Viscount G-AOJC

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