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Monday, 26 June 2017

Twin Otter Update for 26-Jun-2017



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Although C-FAKB has been with Seaborne for several months now, this is the first time I've seen a photo of it with the revised livery, as seen below.

MSN 533 - DHC-6-300 C-FAKB
Kenn Borek Air (Seaborne Airlines)
Seaborne Airlines Photo


915 - DHC-6-400 C-GVVA Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC


Updating entry for 24-Jun-2017; continued on Anchorage, AK - Anadyr-Ugolny 25-Jun-2017 on delivery to First Flying in Japan.

Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

934 - DHC-6-400 C-GLVA Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Following completion of duties at the Paris Air Show, flew Paris-LeBourget - Altenrhein/Saint Gallen 23-Jun-2017 to be prepared for the continuation of its delivery flight to Africa. 

The aircraft is seen below at Paris on 20-Jun-2017 with thanks to John Maloney.

MSN 934 - DHC-6-400 C-GLVA
Viking Air (Caverton Helicopters)
Paris Le Bourget 20-Jun-2017
John Maloney Photo

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Twin Otter Update for 24-Jun-2017



831 - DHC-6-300 C-GKVN Unity Group Ltd., Airdrie, AB

Test flown from Airdrie, AB 23-Jun-2017 upon completion of overhaul, and refurbishing by Unity Aviation Canada. This is the former N831WJ, which was acquired in mid-2016.

TwinOtterSpotter Exclusive Photo of MSN 831 after Overhaul and Refurbishing by Unity Aviation.

MSN 831 - DHC-6-300 C-GKVN
Unity Group Ltd.
Airdrie, AB 23-Jun-2017


915 - DHC-6-400 C-GVVA Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Updating entry for 09-Jun-2017 upon completion of repairs, flew Victoria-Int'l, BC - Comox, BC -
Anchorage, AK 24-Jun-2017 on re-delivery to First Flying in Japan. Of note to anyone along the delivery route, the aircraft is carrying a different colour scheme than when it was initially delivered.

Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Twin Otter Update for 22-Jun-2017



Airfast's DHC-6-400 PK-OCH, which I mentioned on 20-Jun-2017 has, as I expected now arrived in Cairns, QLD. The aircraft is seen below, with thanks to FNQ Skies.

The aircraft is fitted with aerial survey equipment.

MSN 914 - DHC-6-400 PK-OCH
Airfast Indonesia
Cairns, QLD
FNQ Skies Photo

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Twin Otter Update for 21-Jun-2017



With thanks to Lance Larabee a two shots of N169TH taken at Toledo, WA a couple of days ago. As you can see, the aircraft remains intact, and on wheels (it had previously been on amphibs until 2015). It has been parked at Toledo since 2010.
MSN 93 - DHC-6-100 N169TH
Mid Pacific Air
Toledo, WA 19-Jun-2017
Lance Larabee Photo

MSN 93 - DHC-6-100 N169TH
Mid Pacific Air
Toledo, WA 19-Jun-2017
Lance Larabee Photo

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Twin Otter Update for 20-Jun-2017


52 - DHC-6-100 N52FW Kapowsin Air Sports, Shelton, WA

Following several days working from Palmer, AK the aircraft flew Palmer, AK - Ketchikan, AK - Shelton, WA on 18-Jun-2017.

291 - DHC-6-300 C-FOPN Air Labrador Ltd., Goose Bay, NL

Transferred to Air Borealis Ltd. (PAL Airlines Ltd. dba), Goose Bay, NL with effect from 16-Jun-2017. The CCAR has yet to be updated to reflect the change.

352 - DHC-6-300 C-GIMK PAL Airlines Ltd., St. John's, NL

Transferred to Air Borealis Ltd. (PAL Airlines Ltd. dba), Goose Bay, NL with effect from 16-Jun-2017. The CCAR has yet to be updated to reflect the change.

355 - DHC-6-300 C-FCSW Air Labrador Ltd., Goose Bay, NL

Transferred to Air Borealis Ltd. (PAL Airlines Ltd. dba), Goose Bay, NL with effect from 16-Jun-2017. The CCAR has yet to be updated to reflect the change.

369 - DHC-6-300 C-FGON Planes & Parts Ltd., Turner Valley, AB

Updating the entry for 13-Jun-2017; flew Geraldton, ON - Gimli, MB - Yorkton, SK - Calgary-Int'l, AB 13/14-Jun-2017 completing its delivery flight from Gander.

Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

391 - DHC-6-300 C-GHVV Air Labrador Ltd., Goose Bay, NL


Transferred to Air Borealis Ltd. (PAL Airlines Ltd. dba), Goose Bay, NL with effect from 16-Jun-2017. The CCAR has yet to be updated to reflect the change.

471 - DHC-6-300 C-GJDE PAL Airlines Ltd., St. John's, NL

Transferred to Air Borealis Ltd. (PAL Airlines Ltd. dba), Goose Bay, NL with effect from 16-Jun-2017. The CCAR has yet to be updated to reflect the change.

480 - DHC-6-300 P2-SWE South West Air, Mendi

Updating entry for 13-Jun-2017; flew Cairns, QLD - Port Moresby 20-Jun-2017 after having spent ten days in Australia.

450 - DHC-6-300 C-GNQY Air Labrador Ltd., Goose Bay, NL


Transferred to Air Borealis Ltd. (PAL Airlines Ltd. dba), Goose Bay, NL with effect from 16-Jun-2017. The CCAR has yet to be updated to reflect the change.

493 - DHC-6-300 C-GKSN Air Labrador Ltd., Goose Bay, NL


Transferred to Air Borealis Ltd. (PAL Airlines Ltd. dba), Goose Bay, NL with effect from 16-Jun-2017. The CCAR has yet to be updated to reflect the change.

600 - DHC-6-300 C-GIED PAL Airlines Ltd., St. John's, NL

Transferred to Air Borealis Ltd. (PAL Airlines Ltd. dba), Goose Bay, NL with effect from 16-Jun-2017. The CCAR has yet to be updated to reflect the change.

719 - DHC-6-300 C-GNFZ PAL Airlines Ltd., St. John's, NL

Transferred to Air Borealis Ltd. (PAL Airlines Ltd. dba), Goose Bay, NL with effect from 16-Jun-2017. The CCAR has yet to be updated to reflect the change.

731 - DHC-6-300 C-FWLG PAL Airlines Ltd., St. John's, NL

Transferred to Air Borealis Ltd. (PAL Airlines Ltd. dba), Goose Bay, NL with effect from 16-Jun-2017. The CCAR has yet to be updated to reflect the change.



782 - DHC-6-300 C-FTMU PAL Airlines Ltd., St. John's, NL

Transferred to Air Borealis Ltd. (PAL Airlines Ltd. dba), Goose Bay, NL with effect from 16-Jun-2017. The CCAR has yet to be updated to reflect the change.

793 - DHC-6-300 C-FKBU Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Registered to Provincial Airlines Ltd., St. John's, NL 19-Jun-2017. Based on ADS-B data, the aircraft appears to be still in Calgary as of 19-Jun-2017.

914 - DHC-6-400 PK-OCH PT Airfast Indonesia, Jakarta

Flew Merauke - Horn Island, QLD 20-Jun-2017, presumably heading toward Cairns, QLD.

960 - DHC-6-400 C-GVAQ Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Spokane-Int'l, WA - Victoria, BC 19-Jun-2017 after painting.

961 - DHC-6-400 C-GVSW Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Spokane-Int'l, WA 19-Jun-2017 for painting.


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Twin Otter Update for 13-Jun-2017



52 - DHC-6-100 N52FW Kapowsin Air Sports, Shelton, WA

Flew Shelton, WA - Ketchikan, AK 13-Jun-2017, presumably heading toward the Summer Solstice event at Palmer which runs through the 18th.

369 - DHC-6-300 C-FGON Planes & Parts Ltd., Turner Valley, AB

Updating entry for 12-Jun-2017; continued Riviere-du-Loup, QC - Rouyn/Noranda, QC - Geraldton, ON 12/13-Jun-2017 as it continues toward Calgary.

Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.


480 - DHC-6-300 P2-SWE South West Air, Mendi

Flew Port Moresby - Cairns, QLD 11-Jun-2017 as seen in the photo below, with thanks to FNQ Skies. This aircraft has been for sale for some time, so its arrival in Australia could mean a potential sale, or alternatively just for maintenance.

MSN 480 - DHC-6-300 P2-SWE
South West Air
Cairns, QLD 11-Jun-2017
FNQ Skies Photo

793 - DHC-6-300 PJ-WCB Winair, Sint Maarten

Officially imported to Canada 13-Jun-2017. This is the former C-FKBU which has been with Winair since Dec-2015.


964 - DHC-6-400 C-FMVQ Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registered 12-Jun-2017.


Monday, 12 June 2017

Twin Otter Update for 12-Jun-2017



73 - DHC-6-100 N73WD Flanagan Enterprises Nevada Inc., Zephyr Cove, NV

Arrived Springbank, AB 10-Apr-2017 for maintenance with Rocky Mountain Aircraft, departing back to base at Lodi, CA 29-May-2017. The aircraft is seen below at Springbank on 17-May-2017 with thanks to John Olafson.

MSN 73  DHC-6-100 N73WD
Flanagan Enterprises Nevada
Springbank, AB 17-May-2017
John Olafson Photo


369 - DHC-6-300 C-FGON Planes & Parts Ltd., Turner Valley, AB

On the heels of delivering MSN 296 C-GLAI last week, C-FGON has now left Newfoundland as well. The aircraft flew Gander, NL - Iles de la Madeleine - Riviere-du-Loup, QC -> 12-Jun-2017.


679 - DHC-6-300 YJ-RV10 Air Vanuatu, Port Vila

Test flown from Cairns, QLD 12-Jun-2017 following maintenance. The aircraft has been present in Cairns since arriving from Vanuatu on 03-Mar-2017.


934 - DHC-6-400 C-GLVA Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Updating entry for 09-Jun-2017; flew KeflavĂ­k - Glasgow - Altenrhein/Saint-Gallen 10/11-Jun-2017, where it will be prepared for the Paris Air Show. Following that, the delivery flight to Caverton Helicopters will continue, where it will become TJ-TIM.