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Repaint for the oldest surviving Viscount


Added by Chrissie Eaves-Walton on 14 February 2019

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It’s always exciting to see one of the British Airliner Collection aircraft moving down the runway as if it just might take off. The Viscount’s journey from its position on the pad into the Conservation Hall in AirSpace also featured the Military Vehicle Wing’s newly restored tug.

The trip couldn’t have gone more smoothly but it’s the excitement on the faces of our trusty volunteers that’s such a joy to see as a much loved aircraft is on the move. Then they spent the next week sanding down, masking, rollering and applying decals.

G-ALWF emerged from the hanger resplendent in her restored silver British European Airways livery.

The DAS workshop team play a key role in keeping the aircraft in good shape despite all weathers and the work they do is much admired by those who know a thing or two about restoration.

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