Viscount G-AMOO

Vickers 701 Viscount – c/n 28

With Channel from Apr 1964 to Nov 1966

In December 1963 Channel purchased G-AMOO, their very first ex-BEA Viscount, although this aircraft would remain at Heathrow for almost 6 months before finally entering service. As was the case with a number of Channel’s 700 series Viscounts, rather than making her way to Southend, she instead ended up in the hands of a lessor, namely British Eagle who refinished this Viscount in their own livery and then flew her on their Heathrow and Liverpool services until April 1966. She was then dispatched to Southend where she was given a Channel livery and flew the first service for her owner on the 16th to Rotterdam. Oscar Oscar was then put to work on the European and Channel Island scheduled services and a small number of I.T charter routes although this Viscount would end up flying only one, full summer season for Channel, making her last flight for the company to Genoa on October 16th 1966. She was subsequently removed from service and on November 1st 1966 she was sold to Cambrian and departed for Cambridge where she would undergo a period of maintenance with Marshall’s before being delivered to her new owner.


History of G-AMOO

12/53 – 4/64


4/64 – 11/66

Channel Airways

11/66 – 12/70

Cambrian Airways


WFU 12/70 at Rhoose and later B/U 10/71


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