7 JUNE 2010

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Article from BTNews 7 JUNE 2010

Readers interested in aviation history might like to know that the Vickers Viscount Aviation Society is organising a special day at the Imperial War Museum’s Duxford facility on Saturday 31 July.  Visitors will be able to view the world’s oldest remaining Viscount G-ALWF c/n 5, a Duxford resident.

The Vickers Viscount, designed by a team lead by Sir George Edwards, first flew in 1948, the last withdrawn by British Airways 1985, with British World Airlines continuing operations until 1995.  The Viscount was a trend setter, very comfortable to fly in and winning international sales success.  Some 445 were built making it arguably Britain’s most successful air transport aircraft. www.vickersviscount.net http://duxford.iwm.org.uk

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