Aviation Historian 28
D.Watson - The Highlands, Channel Islands and beyond...
Still painted in the “red square” livery BEA aircraft had worn since 1960, Viscount 802 G-AOJB (c/n 151) whistles along the taxiway at Wick in the Scottish Highlands in June 1969. The airline’s new “Speedjack” scheme was introduced in 1968, but took time to filter down to the Viscounts, being applied as each came up for overhaul.
Bearing the badge of The Malta Airlines (with Maltese cross) aft of its open forward door, Viscount 802 G-AOHR (c/n 166) is seen here at Rome-Fiumicino in January 1967. BEA was a shareholder in The Malta Airlines and provided Viscounts for its services from the late 1950s until the island country became a Republic in 1974.
Viscount 802 G-AOHK (c/n 160) in the airline’s distinctive "Speedjack" scheme at Manchester in the summer of 1970. In April the following year it was allocated to BEA Channel Island Airways, part of BEA’s Regional Division.