History

This page is dedicated to the history of C/N35 or as we now prefer to call her ‘Victoria Lynne’. We hope that throughout the course of restoring her we will discover more of her history, which we will then add to this section.

viscount 35
6th May 1954
C/N 35 Made her maiden flight from Hurn, Bournemouth in Dorset, England29th June 1954
She was delivered to her first operator/owner Air FranceFebruary 1961
The aircraft was registered to Danish Air Charter and allocated the serial OY-AFN. The option to purchase from Air France was not taken up.20th February 1962
Instead Air France sold her to Air Inter. The aircraft retained the registration F-BGNR.

6th October 1973
Bought from Air Inter by Airwork Ltd.

8th October 1973
Delivered from Le Bourget in Paris, France to Scone in Perth, Scotland

Circa 1976
The airframe was transferred to Air Service Training (Perth)

December 1996
Sold to SkySport Engineering Ltd

12 January 1998
The aircraft was transported, by road, to her new home with SkySport Engineering Ltd, in Hatch near Sandy in Bedfordshire, England.

12 January 2007
Sold to Martin Garrett & Robert Mac-Skimming, the present owners, who have formed the Viscount 35 Association. The airframe awaits transportation to the Midland Air Museum where she will be reassembled and restored to live condition.

6 September 2007
Courtesy of sponsorship from A.E. Beckett & Sons Ltd, F-BGNR arrives at her new home the Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport. Restoration of the aircraft is due to to commence shortly with reassembly of the airframe expected in Spring 2008.