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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Aircraft Movements & Photo Update



181 - DHC-6-200 N181CS FHC Group LLC, Colorado Springs, CO (Rampart Aviation LLC)

30-Aug-2014


  • Louisburg-Triangle North, NC (KLHZ/LHZ) - East Hampton, NY (KHTO/HTO)
  • East Hampton, NY (KHTO/HTO) - Bangor, ME (KBGR/BGR)



593 - DHC-6-300 N564D AMS Cloud TO 593 LLC, Delray Beach FL

30-Aug-2014 as SXA1158

  • Salina, KS (KSLN/SLN) - Tuscaloosa, AL (KTCL/TCL)
  • Tuscaloosa, AL (KTCL/TCL) - Fort Pierce, FL (KFPR/FPR)
N564D arrived safely at the Fort Pierce-St. Lucie County airport yesterday afternoon completing its ferry flight from Vientiane, Laos which began on 22-Aug-2014.

MSN 593 - DHC-6-300 N564D
AMS Cloud TO 593 LLC
Fort Pierce, FL 30-Aug-2014
Chris Mash Photo
MSN 593 - DHC-6-300 N564D
AMS Cloud TO 593 LLC
Fort Pierce, FL 30-Aug-2014
Chris Mash Photo


703? - DHC-6-300 P2-KSW Hevilift, Waigani

30-Aug-2014

  • Cairns, QLD (YBCS/CNS) - Horn Island, QLD (YHID) 
  • Horn Island, QLD (HYID) - Mount Hagen, PNG (AYMH/HGU)
Hevilift's P2-KSW flew back to Papua New Guinea, via Horn Island on 30-Aug-2014. A photograph of this aircraft was seen in the blog on 21-Aug-2014, in an all white scheme with black Hevilift titles. Of the three former Airlines PNG aircraft that flew into Cairns during Nov/Dec-2013, MSN 703 is the only one that had not so far been re-registered to Hevilift in the P2-KS_ series. It had arrived in Cairns on 04-Dec-2013. It has however not appeared on the most recently available PNG Civil Aircraft Register.


881 - DHC-6-400 C-GVEP Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registration cancelled 27-Aug-2014 to RA-67283


910 - DHC-6-400 C-GNVA (3) Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registered 29-Aug-2014


911 - DHC-6-400 C-GUVT (4) Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registered 29-Aug-2014

Friday, 29 August 2014

Aircraft Movements



N564D arrived safely in McMinnville, OR on 27-Aug-2014, completing the flight from Honolulu in 14 hours and 51 minutes. On arrival there the ferry tanks were removed in preparation for the continuation of its delivery flight. This morning, the aircraft has departed McMinnville, initially bound for Kemmerer, WY.


593 - DHC-6-300 N564D AMS Cloud TO 593 LLC, Delray Beach FL

29-Aug-2014 as SXA1158

  • McMinnville, OR (KMMV/MMV) - Kemmerer, WY (KEMM/EMM)
  • Kemmerer, WY (KEMM/EMM) - Salina, KS (KSLN/SLN)


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Aircraft Movements


Delivery of the ex-Lao aircraft to Aviation Management Sales continues, and the aircraft has just departed Honolulu, HI bound for McMinnville, OR. The flight is planned at 14 hours and 35 minutes.

593 - DHC-6-300 N564D AMS Cloud TO 593 LLC, Delray Beach FL

27-Aug-2014 as SXA1158

  • Honolulu, HI (PHNL/HNL) - McMinnville, OR (KMMV/MMV)
Pictured below is N564D prior to departure from Vientiane, Laos on 23-Aug-2014, and the ferry tanks that were installed to carry out the transpacific voyage.

MSN 593 - DHC-6-300 N564D
AMS Cloud TO 593 LLC
Vientiane-Watty Airport, Laos 23-Aug-2014
Dee Garay Photo
MSN 593 - DHC-6-300 N564D
AMS Cloud TO 593 LLC
Vientiane-Watty Airport, Laos 23-Aug-2014
Dee Garay Photo


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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Aircraft Movements



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

26-Aug-2014


  • Calgary, AB (CYYC/YYC) - Spokane, WA (KGEG/GEG)
C-GFVT was previously flight planned for yesterday & subsequently cancelled, however today it has positioned down to Spokane for painting.

Photo Update




Quiet morning so far on the Twin Otter front, so some pictures to start the day:

MSN 291 - DHC-6-300 C-FOPN
Air Labrador
Goose Bay, NL
Darin Curl Photo

MSN 369 - DHC-6-300 C-FGON
Air Labrador
Goose Bay, NL
Darin Curl Photo

MSN 296 - DHC-6-300 C-GLAI
Air Labrador
Goose Bay, NL
Darin Curl Photo

MSN 60 - DHC-6-100 C-GIAW
Airwest Airlines
Victoria Harbour, BC 19-Nov-1977
Kenneth I. Swartz Photo

MSN 86 - DHC-6-100 C-GGAW
Air BC
Vancouver-Coal Harbour, BC 13-May-1992
Kenneth I. Swartz Photo

MSN 247 - DHC-6-300 C-GOES
Bradley Air Services
Carp, ON Feb-1978
G. Marshall Photo, Kenneth I. Swartz Collection

Monday, 25 August 2014

Aircraft Movements


The former Lao Skyway aircraft continues to make its way towards the U.S. mainland, with today's sector to Honolulu.

593 - DHC-6-300 N564D AMS Cloud TO 593 LLC, Delray Beach FL

25-Aug-2014 as SXA1158

  • Majuro, Marshall Islands (PKMJ/MAJ) - Honolulu, HI (PHNL/HNL)

Aircraft Movements & Operator News



The identity of the aircraft that flew Mactan-Cebu, Philippines to Guam on 23-Aug-2014 has been identified below as N564D. This is the former Lao Skyway RDPL-34179.


593 - DHC-6-300 N564D AMS Cloud TO 593 LLC, Delray Beach FL

24-Aug-2014 as SXA1158

  • Guam (PGUM/GUM) - Majuro, Marshall Islands (PKMJ/MAJ)


Operator News

The first Viking Series 400 Twin Otter to be delivered to Russian based Plastun Avia was officially handed over in a ceremony at Vladivostok on 23-Aug-2014. The aircraft is operated in Aurora Air Company colours and will be flown in the Primorye region.








K2 Smart Jets of Athens, Greece has announced their entrance into the seaplane market under the name of Airwaves. In 2013 K2 acquired a 50% interest in Water Airports S.A., a company specializing in development, licensing and management of sea aerodromes. Currently, K2 Smart Jets operate an Embraer Legacy, and a Citation 560XLS from their base at Athens.

The first areas of operation are expected to be in the regions of Lokron, Almiro, Kalamata and Syros where the company has already approached the municipal authorities.

Sources in Greece indicate the company has secured two DHC-6-400s and continues negotiations for a further four options. Operations are slated to begin in 2015.



Sunday, 24 August 2014

Aircraft Movements & Photo Update



593 - DHC-6-300 N564D AMS Cloud TO 593 LLC, Delray Beach FL

23-Aug-2014 as SXA1158

  • Mactan-Cebu Int'l, Philippines (RPVM/CEB) - Guam (PGUM/GUM)


885 - DHC-6-400 N902VK Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT (Viking Air Ltd.)

22-Aug-2014 as SXA1159


  • Majuro, Marshall Islands (PKMJ/MAJ) - Guam (PGUM/GUM)

23-Aug-2014 as SXA1159

  • Guam (PGUM/GUM) - Mactan-Cebu Int'l, Philippines (RPVM/CEB)




Photo Update

A few photographs for Sunday morning; the latest Series 400 from Tim Martin, a group shot from Iquitos and lastly a couple from Iqaluit. The photographer responsible for the last two has some great shots of many different types at Iqaluit. Click on the credit on either photo to take a look.

MSN 906 - DHC-6-400 C-GVTU
Viking Air Ltd.
Victoria, BC 23-Aug-2014
Tim Martin Photo
 DHC-6-300 & DHC-6-400
Fuerza Aerea del Peru, Grupo Aereo N 42
Iquitos, Peru
Daniel Flores Nunes Curto Photo

MSN 60 - DHC-6-100 C-GTKB
Kenn Borek Air
Iqaluit, NU 23-Aug-2014
Tattuinee Photo

MSN 307 - DHC-6-300 (CC-138) 13805
Royal Canadian Air Force
Iqaluit, NU 21-Aug-2014
Tattuinee Photo

Friday, 22 August 2014

Photo Update



MSN 901 - DHC-6-400 N814SS
Hilcorp Equipment LLC
Aug-2014
Jim Matthews Photo

MSN 902 - DHC-6-400 FAP 309
Fuerza Aerea del Peru
Palm Springs, CA Aug-2014
Harold Hidalgo Bardales Photo

MSN 521 DHC-6-300 OB-1897 and MSN 391 DHC-6-300 OB-1913-P
Servicios Aereos de los Andes
Iquitos, Peru 21-Aug-2014

MSN 391 - DHC-6-300 OB-1913-P
Servicios Aereos de los Andes
Iquitos, Peru 21-Aug-2014

MSN 521 - DHC-6-300 OB-1897
Servicios Aereos de los Andes
Iquitos, Peru 21-Aug-2014

MSN 865 - DHC-6-400 FAP 303
Fuerza Aerea del Peru
Iquitos, Peru 21-Aug-2014
MSN 322 - DHC-6-300 FAP 312
Fuerza Aerea del Peru
Iquitos, Peru 21-Aug-2014

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Aircraft Movements



885 - DHC-6-400 N902VK Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT (Viking Air Ltd.)

21-Aug-2014 as SXA1159

  • Honolulu, HI (PHNL/HNL) - Majuro, Marshall Islands (PKMJ/MAJ)

Photo Update



Pictured outside the Hevilift facility in Cairns, QLD is P2-KSW, At the moment this aircraft remains unidentified, and it does not appear on the PNG Civil Aircraft Register of 08-Aug-2014.

MSN ? - DHC-6-300 P2-KSW
Hevilift
Cairns, QLD 21-Aug-2014
FNQ Skies Photo

Home again. MSN 900 C-FVGY taxis into the ramp yesterday completing the 38th sector of a round trip to Brazil, which covered just over 15,000 miles and 8 countries.

MSN 900 - DHC-6-400 C-FVGY
Viking Air Ltd.
Victoria, BC 20-Aug-2014
Tim Martin Photo

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Aircraft Movements



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

20-Aug-2014


  • Murrieta-French Valley, CA (F70) - Redding, CA (KRDD/RDD)
  • Redding, CA (KRDD/RDD) - Victoria, BC (CYYJ/YYJ)


C-GLVA has departed the Ikhana facility today, initially bound for Redding, then continuing on to Victoria. The aircraft had arrived in Murrieta on 22-May-2014, and is ultimately destined for the United Arab Emirates. It is seen below in Victoria on arrival from the paint shop in Spokane back in Mar-2014.

MSN 896 - DHC-6-400 C-GLVA
Viking Air Ltd.
Victoria, BC 25-Mar-2014
Tim Martin Photo



901 - DHC-6-400 N814SS Hilcorp Equipment LLC, Anchorage, AK

20-Aug-2014


  • Bellingham, WA (KBLI/BLI) - Port Hardy, BC (CYZT/YZT)
  • Port Hardy, BC (CYZT/YZT) - Ketchikan, AK (PAKT/KTN)


The new Hilcorp DHC-6-400 which was initially delivered to Portland, OR on 14-Aug-2014 appears to be heading north to its new home in Alaska today.

Aircraft Movements



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

20-Aug-2014
  •  Dallas-Addison, TX (KADS/ADS) - Clayton, NM (KCAO/CAO)
  • Clayton, NM (KCAO/CAO) - Casper, WY (KCPR/CPR)
  • Casper, WY (KCPR/CPR) - Boise, ID (KBOI/BOI)
  • Boise, ID (KBOI/BOI) - Victoria, BC (CYYJ/YYJ)

Although the route back from Brazil mirrored the southbound trip until reaching the U.S. mainland, C-FVGY is now hitting some new locations as it returns to Canada. To date, including the sector to Casper, WY by my count the aircraft has flown 36 legs, encompassing just over 14,000 miles.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Photo Update



With thanks to Marty Gleason, a nice shot of MSN 878 N514RN as it passed through Burlington, VT recently on delivery to the United Arab Emirates.

MSN 878 - DHC-6-400 N514RN
NASS Holdings LLC
Burlington, VT 09-Aug-2014
Marty Gleason Photo


Former R.C.M.P. Air Services DHC-6-300 MSN 320 was acquired by Calgary's Avmax Aircraft Leasing earlier this year and it arrived on delivery on 08-Mar-2014. The aircraft is seen below outside the company facility in Calgary yesterday, still in R.C.M.P. colours, but with the addition of Avmax logos to the fuselage and tail. Heading to Chad?

MSN 320 - DHC-6-300 C-FBHV
Avmax Aircraft Leasing
Calgary, AB 18-Aug-2014
yyce3 Photo

Aircraft Movements



885 - DHC-6-400 N902VK Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT (Viking Air Ltd.)

19-Aug-2014 as SXA1159

  • McMinnville, OR (KMMV/MMV) - Honolulu, HI (PHNL/HNL)
Although I'd like to see a photograph of N902VK in Honolulu just to conclusively tie things up, everything points to it being SXA1159. Last noted in Concord, CA on 11-Aug-2014, the aircraft was photographed at McMinnville a few days ago.

MSN 871 N901VK has continued to be noted at various locations (usually bodies of water) around the California Inland Empire region over the past week. It remains on amphibious floats.



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

19-Aug-2014 

  • Portland, OR (KPDX/PDX) - Sacramento-Int'l., CA (KSMF/SMF)
  • Sacramento-Int'l., CA (KSMF/SMF) - Fullerton, CA (KFUL/FUL)
C-GVVA can be seen below taxiing at Victoria back in Mar-2014. The aircraft carries the same paint scheme as MSN 856, which was delivered to Minera Barrick in 2012 and became OB-2024.

MSN 895 - DHC-6-400 C-GVVA
Viking Air Ltd.
Victoria, BC 20-Mar-2014
Tim Martin Photo

Aircraft Movements



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

18-Aug-2014
  • Agaduilla, PR (TJBQ/BQN) - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (MBPV/PLS)
  • Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (MBPV/PLS) - Exuma, Bahamas (MYEF/GGT)
  • Exuma, Bahamas (MYEF/GGT) - West Palm Beach, FL (KPBI/PBI)
19-Aug-2014


  • West Palm Beach, FL (KPBI/PBI) - Tallahassee, FL (KTLH/TLH)
  • Tallahassee, FL (KTLH/TLH) - Baton Rouge, LA (KBTR/BTR)
  • Baton Rouge, LA (KBTR/BTR) - Dallas-Addison, TX (KADS/ADS)


901 - DHC-6-400 C-FMJO Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC Update to 16-Aug

Flew Victoria, BC to Portland OR, 14-Aug-2014 on delivery, and registration cancelled 15-Aug-2014. Registered 18-Aug-2014 to Hilcorp Equipment LLC, Anchorage, AK as N814SS.

Houston, TX based Hilcorp Energy has considerable assets in Alaska's Cook Inlet, and in Apr-2014 acquired four oilfields on the North Slope from BP in a transaction valued at $2.6 billion. The company also operates two Bell 212 helicopters in Alaska.


Sunday, 17 August 2014

Aircraft Movements


881 - DHC-6-400 C-GVEP Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

16/17-Aug-2014


  • Altenrhein/Saint Gallen, Switzerland (LSZR/ACH) - Vilnius, Lithuania (VNO/EYVI)
  • Vilnius, Latvia (VNO/EYVI) - Ulyanovsk, Russia (UWLW/ULY)

The Aurora Air Company delivery has commenced from Altenrhein, Switzerland. The aircraft had arrived there on 08-Sep-2013 for work required to bring it to customer standards (it was not originally destined for Russia). From Mar-2014 to Jul-2014 it was positioned over to Bratislava, Slovakia for additional work/painting, and eventually returned to Altenrhein again on 02-Jul-2014. Over the next days the aircraft should make its way towards Aurora's home base at Vladivostok.


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

17-Aug-2014
  • Port of Spain, Trinidad (TTPP/POS) - Saint Kitts (TKBK/SKB)
  • Saint Kitts (TKBK/SKB) - Agaduilla, PR (TJBQ/BQN)

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Aircraft Movements



872 - DHC-6-400 N901VK Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT (Viking Air Ltd.)

MSN 872 definitely appears to be the remaining aircraft in Murrieta, or at least in southern California. Today it has filed a local flight plan from the Thermal, CA airport (southeast of Palm Springs), while it also appears to have made a trip to Lake Havasu, AZ in the past couple of days as well.

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

15-Aug-2014

  • Sao Paulo-Congonhas (SBSP/CGH) - Goiania-Santo Genoviva, Brasil (SBGO/GYN)
  • Goiania-Santo Genoviva, Brasil (SBGO/GYN) - Palmas, Brazil (SBPJ/PMW)
  • Palmas, Brazil (SBPJ/PMW) - Maraba, Brazil (SBMA/MAB)
  • Maraba, Brazil (SBMA/MAB) - Belem, Brazil (SBBE/BEL)

16-Aug-2014

  • Belem, Brazil (SBBE/BEL) - Cayenne, French Guiana (SOCA/CAY)
  • Cayenne, French Guiana (SOCA/CAY) - Georgetown, Guyana (SYCJ/GEO)
  • Georgetown, Guyana (SYCJ/GEO) - Port of Spain, Trinidad (TTPP/POS)

901 - DHC-6-400 C-FMJO Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registration cancelled 15-Aug-2014 on export to U.S.A.  This aircraft was delivered Victoria, BC - Portland, OR on 14-Aug-2014. Being a weekend, the FAA data indicating the new U.S. registration is not currently available.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Aircraft Movements



78 - DHC-6-100 C-FASQ 8199400 Canada Inc., Yellowknife, YT (Summit Air)

Registered 08-Aug-2014 with a temporary certificate expiring on 06-Nov-2014; it had earlier been cancelled from the register 04-Jul-2014.


226 - DHC-6-200 C-FATN Gravitas Aviation Ltd., Vancouver, BC

27-Jul-2014


  • Reno, NV (KRNO/RNO) - Murrieta-French Valley, CA (F70)

Registration cancelled 11-Aug-2014


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

15-Aug-2014

  • Sao Paulo-Congonhas (SBSP/CGH) - Goiania-Santo Genoviva, Brasil (SBGO/GYN)
  • Goiania-Santo Genoviva, Brasil (SBGO/GYN) - Palmas, Brazil (SBPJ/PMW)
  • Palmas, Brazil (SBPJ/PMW) - Maraba, Brazil (SBMA/MAB)



Thursday, 14 August 2014

LABACE Viking Series 400 Update



This was Viking's first visit to the Brazilian LABACE exhibition, and unfortunately the star product was unable to take its place in front of the Viking display chalet. In spite of arriving in Sao Paulo three days before the show start, following a fairly grueling eighteen stop ferry flight from Canada, the aircraft was not cleared for display by Brazilian customs officials. 

Viking has identified Latin America as a strategic market going forward, and there are already a significant number of Series 400's working in South America. Although the legacy Twin Otter achieved good market penetration in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela - the same could not be said with Brazil. The locally produced EMB-110 Bandeirante, similar in size to the Twin Otter effectively kept the more versatile Canadian built airplane from ever getting a foothold in the large Brazilian market. Production of the Bandeirante ended in 1991 and now the next generation Twin Otter may finally benefit from a level playing field in Brazil.

The aircraft scheduled for display in Sao Paulo (SN 900 C-FVGY) is now returning to Canada, so far via the same route it took southbound.

MSN 900 - DHC-6-400 C-FVGY
Viking Air Ltd.
Victoria, BC 05-Jun-2014
Tim Martin Photo

Aircraft Movements


901 - DHC-6-400 C-FMJO Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

14-Aug-2014


  • Victoria, BC (CYYJ/YYJ) - Portland, OR (KPDX/PDX)

Although the customer is still currently unknown, the aircraft can be seen below on arrival from the paint shop back in Jun-2014, and it carries both U.S. and Alaska flags on the tail.

MSN 901 - DHC-6-400 C-FMJO
Viking Air Ltd.
Victoria, BC 20-Jun-2014
Tim Martin Photo

Aircraft Movements & Photo Update



885 - DHC-6-400 N902VK Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT (Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC)

11-Aug-2014


  • Murrieta-French Valley, CA (F70) - Concord-Buchanan, CA (KCCR/CCR)


I hadn't actually caught this one on the 11-Aug, so thanks to Nigel at Aviation Letter for pointing it out. I would presume this to be the aircraft that had originally been filed as N869VK, on a Murrieta to McMinville routing. I am also thinking that the stop in Concord has replaced McMinnville for the installation of ferry tanks

This should leave MSN 872 N901VK as the final aircraft still in Murietta....I think ;-)


Photo Update

MSN 788 - DHC-6-300 N56RF
U.S. Department of Commerce - NOAA
Dutch Harbor, AK Aug-2014
Tarek Wetzel Photo

MSN 727 - DHC-6-300 PNC-0201
Policia Nacional de Colombia
Villavicencio, Colombia 31-May-2014
Giovanni Francisco Rodriguez Bravo Photo


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Gallery Update

The Viking Series 400 Photo Gallery has had a slight format change, as well as a full image update with many new items up to MSN 905. There are now more than 275 Series 400 photographs in this single gallery, more than anywhere else on the web.

I'd particularly like to thank Tim Martin in Victoria for always managing to bring us the latest arrivals at the Viking facility there.

The page link to the Series 400 Gallery is on the left of your screen, just below the TwinOtterArchive logo.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Aircraft Movements & Photo Update


902 - DHC-6-400 C-FAFI Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registration cancelled 11-Aug-2014 on export to Peru as FAP 309.


Photo Update

MSN 456 - DHC-6-300 LV-LSI
TAPSA
Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina 31-Jul-2014
Rafael Reca - Baires Aviation Photography

MSN 158 - DHC-6-200 T-87
Fuerza Aerea Argentina
Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina 31-Jul-2014
Rafael Reca - Baires Aviation Photography

MSN 509 DHC-6-300 P2-KSG and MSN 485 DHC-6-300 P2-KSB
Hevilift
Cairns, QLD 12-Aug-2014
FNQ Skies Photo






Monday, 11 August 2014

Aircraft Movements



557 - DHC-6-300 9A-TOA European Coastal Airlines, Zagreb

11-Aug-2014


  • Aarhus, Denmark (EKAH/AAR) - Prague, Czech Republic (LKPR/PRG)
  • Prague, Czech Republic (LKPR/PRG) - Split, Croatia (LDSP/SPU)

Thank-you to Martin in Prague for permission to use the photograph below, taken earlier today.

MSN 557 - DHC-6-300 9A-TOA
European Coastal Airlines
Prague, Czech Republic
Martin Kotina Photograph

Aircraft Movements

Monday continues to be a day for mystery aircraft...perhaps one of our readers from Australia can be of assistance with this one below:

90 - DHC-6-100 VH-BVS Blue Wing Airline NV, Paramaribo, Suriname 

Registered 05-Aug-2014 and operator indicated as CJ Aerospace Pty Ltd., Caringbah, NSW, Australia.

If the registration details and MSN are correct, this would be the former VH-OTA of Sydney Skydiving, which all records indicate was withdrawn from use in 2005, and subsequently dismantled. We know that CJ Aerospace is a major parts supplier, so has MSN 90 actually been rebuilt, and heading for Suriname?

Currently, Blue Wing does actually operate two former Australian airframes, MSN 117 PZ-TSD (ex VH-JEA) and MSN 145 PZ-TSH (ex VH-TZR).


119 - DHC-6-100 N323SJ Twin O Inc., Wilmington, DE

09-Aug-2014

  • Monterey, CA (KMRY-MRY) - Napa, CA (KAPC/APC)


11-Aug-2014

  • Napa, CA (KAPC/APC) - San Francisco, CA (KSFO/SFO)


Flight plans for the privately owned N323SJ popped up today, and the aircraft landed in San Francisco a short while ago. The two flights above are the first noted since last summer when it was operating in Montana.


MSN 119 - DHC-6-100 N323SJ
Twin O Inc.
Altenrhein-Saint Gallen, Switzerland 20-Sep-2012
Tino Dietsche Photo

Aircraft Movements & Photo Update


Photographed in Calgary on 09-Aug-2014 was this wreckage, which appears to have recently arrived (or perhaps been moved outside) Although there are no registration marks, it looks like it should be MSN 8, C-FCCE which was involved in a take-off accident at La Ronge, SK back in Apr-2009.

MSN 8 - DHC-6-100 C-FCCE
Transwest Air
Calgary, AB 09-Aug-2014
Dave Subelack Photo

? - DHC-6-400 N869VK Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT (Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC)

11-Aug-2014

  • Murrieta-French Valley, CA (F70) - McMinnville, OR (KMMV/MMV)

This one is proving to be a bit of a mystery, as the registration it is filed under is not actually currently active in the FAA system, as it was assigned to MSN 867 which was delivered to Vietnam in Mar-2014. 

I would expect this to be either one of the two Vietnam airframes that have been at Ikhana, which should be MSN 872 N901VK or MSN 885 N902VK. 

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Aircraft Movements & Photo Update


355 - DHC-6-300 C-FCSW North-Wright Airways Ltd., Norman Wells, NT

Leased to/Operated by Summit Air, Yellowknife, NT and noted at Yellowknife 07-Aug-2014 in North-Wright c/s with Summit Air titles.

515 - DHC-6-300 N515AR Twin Otter International, Las Vegas, NV

06-Aug-2014


  • Sioux Falls, SD (KFSD/FSD) - Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT/YQT)


07-Aug-2014


  • Thunder Bay, ON (CYQT/YQT) - Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP/YVP)


08-Aug-2014


  • Kuujjuaq, QC (CYVP/YVP) - Iqaluit, NU (CYFB/YFB)


09-Aug-2014


  • Iqaluit, NU (CYFB/YFB) - Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland (BGSF/SFJ)
  • Sondre Stromfjord, Greenland (BGSF/SFJ) - Egilsstadir, Iceland (BIEG/EGS)


10-Aug-2014


  • Egilsstadir, Iceland (BIEG/EGS) - Wick, UK (EGPC/WIC)


N515AR has crossed the Atlantic once again, and is so far in Scotland. The aircraft was previously in the United Kingdom in May of 2013.


557 - DHC-6-300 9A-TOA European Coastal Airlines, Zagreb

09-Aug-2014


  • Bern, Switzerland (LSZB/BRN) - Sonderborg, Denmark (EKSB/SGD)


It looks as though the first Twin Otter for Croatia's European Coastal has left the RUAG facility in Bern, Switzerland where it was receiving work prior to entry into service.


878 - DHC-6-400 N514RN NASS Holdings LLC, Titusville, FL

09-Aug-2014



  • Titusville, FL (KTIX/TIX) - Burlington, VT (KBTV/BTV)
  • Burlington, VT (KBTV/BTV) - St. John's, NL (CYYT/YYT)

10-Aug-2014 Planned

  • St. John's, NL (CYYT/YYT) - Santa Maria, Azores (LPAZ/SMA) 
The next delivery for the United Arab Emirates continues, and if previous aircraft are any indication we should expect the next stops after the Azores to be in the Balearic Islands of Spain, and then on to Crete, in Greece.


906 - DHC-6-400 C-GVTU Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

10-Aug-2014

  • Calgary, AB (CYYC/YYC) - Spokane, WA (KGEG/GEG)


Photo Update

The Pacific Sky DHC-6-400 C-FGAL was positioned over to Abbotsford, BC on 08-Aug-2014 during the Abbotsford Air Show.

MSN 897 - DHC-6-400 C-FGAL
Pacific Sky Aviation
Abbotsford, BC 09-Aug-2014
Henry Tenby Photo

With thanks to Jason Pineau, a nice shot of MSN 355 C-FCSW of North-Wright Airways, which is currently operating on lease to Summit Air in Yellowknife. Jason has a great selection of photographs here: Jason Pineau Photostream

MSN 355 - DHC-6-300 C-FCSW
North-Wright Airways (Summit Air)
Yellowknife, NT 07-Aug-2014
Jason Pineau Photo


Thanks to Stephen Fochuk in Yellowknife, for permission to use a few of his more recent Twin Otter shots. You can take a look at his other work here: Stephen M. Fochuk Photostream

MSN 308 - DHC-6-300 C-FTXQ
Summit Air
Yellowknife, NT 09-Aug-2014
Stephen M. Fochuk Photo

MSN 308 - DHC-6-300 C-FTXQ
Summit Air
Yellowknife, NT 30-Jun-2014
Stephen M. Fochuk Photo

MSN 674 - DHC-6-300 C-FATO
Air Tindi
Yellowknife, NT 23-Jun-2014
Stephen M. Fochuk Photo

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Aircraft Movements & Photo Update



878 - DHC-6-400 N514RN NASS Holdings LLC, Titusville, FL

09-Aug-2014


  • Titusville, FL (KTIX/TIX) - Burlington, VT (KBTV/BTV)

Third time lucky. After a couple of previous attempts in the past days, N514RN has successfully left Titusville for Burlington, VT on the first leg of its delivery flight to the United Arab Emirates.


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

09-Aug-2014


  • Goiania-Santo Genoveva, Brazil (SBGO/GYN) - Sao Paulo-Congonhas, Brazil (SBSP/CGH)

C-FVGY is approaching the city of Sao Paulo, where it will be displayed at the 2014 LABACE Exhibition and Convention. The aircraft originally departed Victoria, BC on 03-Aug-2014, and included a total of 18 stops prior to reaching Sao Paulo. 


Photo Update

The Peruvian airplanes have a habit of leaving Victoria rather quietly, so it is nice to see Tim Martin's shot of FAP 309 below. 

MSN 902 - DHC-6-400 FAP 309
Fuerza Aerea del Peru
Victoria, BC 08-Aug-2014
Tim Martin Photo

Although C-FGAL retains its overall white scheme, a few new shots from the Pacific Sky Aviation facebook page, one prior to the installation of the amphibs, and three after.

MSN 897 - DHC-6-400 C-FGAL
Pacific Sky Aviation
Victoria, BC
Pacific Sky Aviation Photo

MSN 897 - DHC-6-400 C-FGAL
Pacific Sky Aviation
near Valdes Island, BC Aug-2014
Pacific Sky Aviation Photo

MSN 897 - DHC-6-400 C-FGAL
Pacific Sky Aviation
near Valdes Island, BC Aug-2014
Pacific Sky Aviation Photo

MSN 897 - DHC-6-400 C-FGAL
Pacific Sky Aviation
near Valdes Island, BC Aug-2014
Pacific Sky Aviation Photo