G-AGRW McPlane's
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member darkMS
N 48° 08.329 E 016° 29.225
33U E 610630 N 5332799
Quick Description: Vickers Viking used for promotional purposes in Austria.
Location: Niederösterreich, Austria
Date Posted: 5/1/2007 12:03:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM1G1P
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Raven Recon
Views: 116

Long Description:
Austrian Airlines G-AGRW on display at the McDonald's restaurant close to Vienna Schwechat airport. Children's birthday parties can take part here. Be sure to find and log also traditional micro cache GC11ZW7 MAC Fly by Geo-Johny.
history of this aircraft taken from http://www.ruudleeuw.com/off-airport-eur.htm:
G-AGRW - VICKERS VIKING - MARK 1A - TYPE 498 (LATER 639)
First flight 27th July 1946
Last flight 15th Feb 1968
During that time scale it served with B.O.A.C. BEA division (1946), Airwork (1947), Hunting clan (1951), Overseas Aviation (1959), Autair (1961)
It was flown to Soesterberg, Holland in 1968 for use as a Restaurant (Avio Resto) along with two other Vikings: G-AGRU (now at Brooklands Aviation Museum) and G-AHPB (destroyed, apart from a wing and engine which is now in a Hair saloon in Basel...)
As the owner died in 1978 the three aircraft were put up for sale. G-AGRW was purchased by Air Classic and the aircraft was transported to Frankfurt-Rhein Main
Later it was transferred to Vienna airport for display in the visitor’s area. And later again, positioned on the rooftop of the postal sorting buildings.
1989: ownership transferred to Flughafen Wien AG through a leasing agreement.
1999: transferred to MacDonalds.
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Vickers Viking

Tail Number: (S/N): G-AGRW

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): restaurant

inside / outside: outside

Other Information::
I couldn't really figure what is meant by 'serial number' , sorry :o(


Access restrictions: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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