Friday, 30 September 2016

Aircraft Update for 30-Sep-2016



311 - DHC-6-300 C-FBBV Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Denver-Centennial, CO - McAllen-Miller, TX 30-Sep-2016 as it begins its trek to Antarctica (along with Basler C-FMKB).


521 - DHC-6-300 N418AV Wells Fargo Bank NW Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT (Avmax Aircraft Leasing)

Flight planned for San Marcos, TX - Mena, AR 30-Sep-2016. Given the points of departure/arrival, I'd suspect that the aircraft has now joined Berry Aviation, and is heading to Mena to be repainted. This is the former Servicios Aéreos de los Andes OB-1897.


655 - DHC-6-300 N106WF Southern Aircraft Consultancy, Bungay, UK (Aerostar Bravo)

Overhaul and refurbishment has been completed at Altenrhein/Saint Gallen, and departure on delivery to the Maldives is imminent. The aircraft had arrived in Altenrhein from Kathmandu on 18-Feb-2016. Ex 9N-AKM.


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

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Spokane, WA 30-Sep-2016 for painting.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Aircraft Update for 29-Sep-2016




573 or 634? - DHC-6-300 YJ-AV12 Air Vanuatu, Port Vila

Scheduled to fly Cairns, QLD - Port Moresby - Gurney - Munda - Honiara 29/30-Sep-2016 on delivery. The aircraft is being leased Capstone Aviation Pte Ltd. of Singapore.


951 - DHC-6-400 C-GFVT Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registered 28-Sep-2016.


952 - DHC-6-400 C-FVIK Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registered 28-Sep-2016.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Aircraft Update for 26-Sep-2016




Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge again relied on a Twin Otter to get them to their destination yesterday. In 2011 they had flown from Yellowknife in an Air Tindi example.

Yesterday the couple were transported harbour-to-harbour from Victoria to Vancouver aboard Harbour Air's C-GQKN. This aircraft is an Ikhana 200HG™ model, which was originally delivered to Surinam in 1968 and arrived in Canada in 1979.


Harbour Air Photo

The aircraft is also seen below about ten days prior, with thanks to John Olafson.

MSN 94 - DHC-6-200HG™ C-GQKN
Harbour Air
Vancouver Harbour 16-Sep-2016
John Olafson Photo


556 - DHC-6-300 TI-BFO Nature Air, San Jose

Returned to Diamond Bar LLC, Kirkland, WA & registered 23-Sep-2016 as N241SA.



937 - DHC-6-400 C-GVAT Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC (CAVU Aviation Finance/Daily Air)

Catching up on its recent delivery flight; continued Anchorage, AK - Adak, AK - Petropavlovsk - Sapporo-Chitose - Kagoshima - Taitung 16/23-Sep-2016. Will be B-55575.

The delivery flight was undertaken by World Wide Ferry.

MSN 937 - DHC-6-400 C-GVAT
Viking Air (CAVU/Daily Air)
Anchorage, AK 16-Sep-2016
Kevin Fortney Photo

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



942 - DHC-6-400 C-FBLZ Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registration cancelled 21-Sep-2016 on export to Russian Federation

Friday, 16 September 2016

Aircraft Update for 16-Sep-2016



937 - DHC-6-400 C-GVAT Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC (CAVU Aviation Finance/Daily Air)

Has filed to continue on its delivery flight, departing Whitehorse, YT for Anchorage, AK shortly. (see blog entry for yesterday as well).

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

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Aircraft Update for 15-Sep-2016



937 - DHC-6-400 C-GVAT Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC (CAVU Aviation Finance/Daily Air)

Has filed for departure from Springbank, AB 15-Sep-2016 bound for Whitehorse, YT. If this sounds like a bit of deja vu, C-GVAT had earlier set out on 26-Aug-2016, but returned to Springbank the following day.

This is the 4th and final Series 400 for Daily Air Corporation, with all being leased from CAVU Aviation Finance of Florida.

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




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

Flew Spokane, WA - Victoria, BC 14-Sep-2016 following painting. The aircraft is for Servicio Nacional Aeronaval of Panama, and is seen below on arrival, with thanks to Tim Martin.


MSN 946 - DHC-6-400 C-GVVA
Viking Air
Victoria, BC 14-Sep-2016
Tim Martin Photo



Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Aircraft Update for 14-Sep-2016



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

Registered 14-Sep-2016, ex N831WJ.  Acquired from CAAMS Leasing via Gravitas Aviation, and was expected to be delivered via road transport from North Carolina to Airdrie.



Below is an aircraft that had remained in the gray "unknown" category over at Twin Otter Archive, so it is great to finally be able to actually tie it up, with some pictures.


XC-BOS was delivered to the Procuraduría General de la República in Dec-1976. It remained in service with the PGR through 2005, and was noted stored at their Mexico City facility by Mar-2006.

In Nov-2012 the aircraft was transported via road to Academia Aeronáutica CECyT-7 Cuauhtémoc as seen in the first photo below. The facility is located in the Iztapalapa district of Mexico City.


MSN 519 - DHC-6-300 XC-BOS
Procuraduría General de la República
Mexico City 04-Nov-2012

The aircraft was then partially reassembled, and placed outside at the same campus. It is seen in the following three photos after reassembly.

MSN 519 - DHC-6-300 XC-BOS
Procuraduría General de la República
Mexico City DF

MSN 519 - DHC-6-300 XC-BOS
Procuraduría General de la República
Mexico City DF


MSN 519 - DHC-6-300 XC-BOS
Procuraduría General de la República
Mexico City DF

The final photo below depicts the aircraft in its current state, at the same location.

MSN 519 - DHC-6-300 XC-BOS
Procuraduría General de la República
Mexico City DF
Rafael Bautista Photo

Monday, 12 September 2016

Aircraft Update for 12-Sep-2016





CAAMS Leasing is seeking four Pilots (2 Capt/2 FO) and two Engineers for DHC-6 operation in Middle East. Please contact:

Michael Clyne
CAAMS Leasing
622 Airport Road, Hangar 5C
Rutherford Country Airport – KFQD
Rutherfordton, NC 28139 / USA





182 - DHC-6-200 P2-MFU Mission Aviation Fellowship PNG, Mount Hagen

Flew Mareeba, QLD - Horn Island, QLD - Mount Hagen 11-Sep-2016 returning to PNG following maintenance work in Australia.


947 - DHC-6-400 C-FVGY Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Spokane, WA 09-Sep-2016 for painting.



MSN 943 - DHC-6-400 C-GVSW
Viking Air Ltd. (Rossneft)
Victoria, BC 09-Sep-2016
Rod Hall Photo

MSN 560 - DHC-6-300 FAE 452
Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana


MSN 437 - DHC-6-300 N143Z
U.S. Forest Service
McCall, ID
Stuart Palley Photo