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  • Phillip Rhodes
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Aug 2004
    • 1270

    Wanted:Vickers Viscount for Transport Museum

    The North Essex Transport Group are interested in acquiring the fuselage of a Vickers Viscount, the type of aircraft that operated from their locale. Does anyone know of anything that might be of interest to them? Is there a fuselage that is dumped or abandoned at some airfield - no longer needed? They are willing to consider a complete airframe and have the space to display it inside a disused hangar.

    Phil Rhodes
    Apathy is as powerful as any bulldozer and equally cherished by developers. Others cannot measure the importance of our heritage with OUR silence.
  • Newforest
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Apr 2005
    • 8832

    #2
    Hi Michael



    Please reply to Phillip Rhodes and ask him to look up Viscount c/n 338 G-BAPF on our site www.vickersviscount.net . This Viscount is at the Home Office Fire & Emergency Training Centre at Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England.


    Hi Phillip, Got the above reply for you, hope it helps and good luck!
    http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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    • Phillip Rhodes
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Aug 2004
      • 1270

      #3
      Do you know if Vickers Viscount G-BAPF is available?

      Regards

      Phil Rhodes
      Apathy is as powerful as any bulldozer and equally cherished by developers. Others cannot measure the importance of our heritage with OUR silence.

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      • Lindy's Lad
        Senior Member
        • Mar 2007
        • 1658

        #4
        Ask Millom if they would part with the fuselage they have stored at North East Aircraft Museum. Be warned - transporting a large aircraft like that is a big financial headache! I speak from experience.

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        • Newforest
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Apr 2005
          • 8832

          #5
          Originally posted by Phillip Rhodes View Post
          Do you know if Vickers Viscount G-BAPF is available?

          Regards

          Phil Rhodes
          Cannot say, but as the info. has come from the experts, it should be worth pursuing.

          http://www.vickersviscount.net/Pages...N_Details.aspx
          http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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          • Consul
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Aug 2004
            • 1750

            #6
            Philip

            I responded to your previous post on this topic a while back along the same lines.

            See: http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/sho...hlight=Hot+Air
            "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."(Mary Baker Eddy)

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            • Junk Collector
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Aug 2006
              • 1451

              #7
              There was the Viscount cockpit at Hanningfield metals, you never know 27th time lucky !!!
              Officially now a pensioner

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              • stuart gowans
                Not a real Spitfire
                • Dec 2005
                • 2000

                #8
                Originally posted by Junk Collector View Post
                There was the Viscount cockpit at Hanningfield metals, you never know 27th time lucky !!!
                Not again.......
                Why be your own worse critic, that's what the forum is for.

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                • WJ244
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Sep 2007
                  • 1291

                  #9
                  From the responses here I gather that the Hanningfield Metals Viscount is a thorny subject. I just wondered if this was the ex Channel Airways cockpit section from the Historic Aircraft Museum at Southend which I last saw painted in BMA colours.
                  www.autoavia.co.uk

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                  • --o-o-O-o-o--
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Jan 2005
                    • 473

                    #10
                    WJ244
                    I thought the Historic Aircraft Museum one went to Germany...I'll check my records...

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                    • FLY.BUY
                      Clear-Water-Islands
                      • Jun 2004
                      • 1274

                      #11
                      I spoke to Hanningfield metals the other day regarding a seperate matter, the Viscount Cockpit is up for sale (so to speak), the proprietor stated that the sale had been promised to someone and he is just waiting for the person to get back to him.

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                      • Junk Collector
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Aug 2006
                        • 1451

                        #12
                        Originally posted by FLY.BUY View Post
                        I spoke to Hanningfield metals the other day regarding a seperate matter, the Viscount Cockpit is up for sale (so to speak), the proprietor stated that the sale had been promised to someone and he is just waiting for the person to get back to him.

                        Heard it all before ! I have lost count of the number of times it has been sold only for them to mess the buyer about. Hope someone does get it finally because the longer it stays there the more it will deteriorate
                        Last edited by Junk Collector; 6th October 2008, 14:44.
                        Officially now a pensioner

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                        • Nachtjager
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Oct 2004
                          • 11

                          #13
                          Viscount

                          Last time I was at Moreton (June) the Viscount was still there propped up, deteriorating slowly, There are also a Jet Provost,Whirlwind and a Hunter lying around.

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                          • Old Fart
                            Rank 5 Registered User
                            • Aug 2003
                            • 1005

                            #14
                            Originally posted by --o-o-O-o-o-- View Post
                            WJ244
                            I thought the Historic Aircraft Museum one went to Germany...I'll check my records...
                            It did indeed

                            VICKERS VISCOUNT 812 G-AVHE.
                            Channel Airways 69-72; (Scottish Flyer)
                            S-H-A-M Forward Fuselage 72/83;
                            Air Classic, Germany;
                            Albertros Flug Museum, Germany.
                            Pass the remote

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                            • Jamie-Southend
                              Viscount Researcher
                              • Nov 2005
                              • 437

                              #15
                              Dont start me on the Hanningfield one again.

                              That one is G-AOHL ex BA & BAF ( Cabin Trainer ). Just the cockpit though.

                              Jamie

                              [IMG][/IMG]
                              Jamie

                              Ex - Aircraft Engineer - British Air Ferries


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                              • Spey111
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Jun 2003
                                • 336

                                #16
                                G-AVHE Viscount nose section now displayed on the roof of the terminal building at Stuttgart.

                                http://www.planepictures.net/netsear...set=0&range=25

                                Two pictures 26 years apart at Southend museum and now at Stuttgart

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                                • Di Cambio
                                  Rank 3 Registered User
                                  • Nov 2008
                                  • 1

                                  #17
                                  We got one

                                  Originally posted by Phillip Rhodes View Post
                                  The North Essex Transport Group are interested in acquiring the fuselage of a Vickers Viscount, the type of aircraft that operated from their locale. Does anyone know of anything that might be of interest to them? Is there a fuselage that is dumped or abandoned at some airfield - no longer needed? They are willing to consider a complete airframe and have the space to display it inside a disused hangar.

                                  Phil Rhodes
                                  Phillip,
                                  Guess what??
                                  We got one!In a flyable condition on top of that.One of the last flying on the planet earth.My company named Global Airways is currently selling it.After several years of loyal services,we can't cope with its gigantic consumption,that is why we are looking for a much fuel saver turbo prop.
                                  If The North Essex Transport Group are still interested in acquiring a Vicker Viscount fuselage,parts and much more,please advise so we can discuss.

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                                  • Phantom Phil
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Nov 2007
                                    • 1062

                                    #18
                                    Whats the reg of this one??

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                                    • Jon H
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Jan 2006
                                      • 1426

                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Phantom Phil View Post
                                      Whats the reg of this one??
                                      An educated guess would be 3D-JAP. Could be wrong though

                                      Jon
                                      Hooton Park
                                      https://www.facebook.com/hootonpark

                                      email - jonhoward23(at)hotmail.com

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                                      • RPSmith
                                        ex Midland A.M. member
                                        • Mar 2005
                                        • 2902

                                        #20
                                        Can't we persuade Air Atlantique to add it to their fleet and do passenger flights/airshow appearances

                                        Roger Smith.
                                        A Blenheim, Beaufighter and Beaufort - together in one Museum. Who'd have thought that possible in 1967?

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