The museum is only a 5 min drive from my house, and dropped by this afternoon to get my fix. The restoration of the Vickers Viscount is almost complete, the interior looks great. Other pictures of the Viscount can be found here and there on this blog, more pictures and the history of this particular plane is found here. The Harvard in the workshop just got a fresh coat of yellow paint.
Viscount cabin looking aft.
Ditto, looking forward.
Can’t get enough of the Douglas A-26 Invader.
The light was all wrong to get a shot of the cockpit. One day I have to ask to sit in the left hand seat.
Viscount and Invader.
#1 by Allan Taylor on November 11, 2011 - 2:26 pm
The Viscount looks superb! Are there other photos of it to look at? My compliments on a great job.
#2 by albell on November 11, 2011 - 2:45 pm
they have done a great job haven’t they? If ou search through my blog (“aircraft”, “around the airport” , etc) you’ll find some shots from earlier this year and from last year.
#3 by Geoff Blampied on November 12, 2011 - 8:16 am
For a full history of this Viscount have a look at the Vickers Viscount Network http://www.vickersviscount.net/Index/VickersViscount224History.aspx
#4 by albell on November 12, 2011 - 8:25 am
Thanks for the link Geoff.
#5 by Gus de Jardin on November 12, 2011 - 12:08 pm
What a great restoration. My compliments to all those who spent many dedicated hours renewing this memorable aircraft. The Vickers Viscount looks like the day it was originally delivered to Trans Canada Airlines.
Sincerely, Gus de Jardin.