Books in which the Viking appearsEdit

  • Biggles Follows On - the Viking was the most likely type of aircraft used by Ross and Ginger for their outward trip from London to Paris. In the 1950s, British European Airways operated hourly services from London Northolt Airport to Paris using the Viking. From April 1950, B.E.A. also flew twice a day from the newly opened Heathrow Airport. From July to August 1950, B.E.A. also pioneered 36 London-Paris flights with a borrowed Vickers Viscount. But the vast majority of Paris-bound flights were from Northolt on Vikings.[1]


  1. Charles Woodley, The History of British European Airways, (Barnsley, Pen & Sword, 2006), 21.