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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

C-FTWU Cancelled to Maldives, C-GKKN arrives Honolulu and Some Photos


Thank-you again to those who have been kind enough to be in contact over the past week, it has been much appreciated.


372 - DHC-6-300 C-FTWU Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Calgary, AB

Registration cancelled 29-Dec-2014 to 8Q-


792 - C-GKKN DHC-6-300 Unity Group Ltd., Calgary, AB

28-Dec-2014
  • Guam-Int'l. (PGUM/GUM) - Majuro, Marshall Islands (PKMJ/MAJ)
29-Dec-2014
  • Majuro, Marshall Islands (PKMJ/MAJ) - Honolulu, HI (PHNL/HNL)
C-GKKN has landed safely in Honolulu, completing the 2,593 mile trek from Majuro in 12 hours and forty-two minutes. It joins sister-ship C-GKPG (MSN 802) which arrived in Honolulu on 23-Dec-2014.



The Gravitas DHC-6-200HG C-FFNT is currently still on the ground in Calgary awaiting delivery to the Maldives, and can be seen below in the photo from Dave Subelack.

MSN 226 - DHC-6-200HG C-FFNT
Gravitas Aviation Ltd. (Island Aviation Services)
Calgary, AB 03-Jan-2015
Dave Subelack Photo

MSN 226 - DHC-6-200HG C-FFNT
Gravitas Aviation Ltd. (Island Aviation Services)
Calgary, AB 28-Dec-2014
Dave Subelack Photo




A few slides arrived while I was out of commission, so after a run through the scanner they are presented below. The top one is interesting in that this is the first picture I have seen with the Libyan registration actually on it. 

MSN 206 - DHC-6-200 5A-DDZ
Libyan Ministry of Agriculture
Mar-1980
P.M. Lammers Photo


MSN 447 - DHC-6-300 C-GPAO
North Cariboo Flying Service
Calgary, AB circa 2003/2004
Photographer Unknown

MSN 573 - DHC-6-300 C-FMUS
Aviation Quebec Labrador
Photographer Unknown

MSN 744 - DHC-6-300 5A-DJG
Jamahiriya Aviation
Dec-1984
Max Fankhauser Photo

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Second ex-MASwings Twin Otter Departs Malaysia


792 - C-GKKN DHC-6-300 Unity Group Ltd., Calgary, AB

26-Dec-2014


  • Kota Kinabalu, Malysia (WBKK/BKI) - Mactan-Cebu Int'l., Philippines (RPVM/CEB)


27-Dec-2014


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


The second former MASwings Twin Otter for Unity Group has now departed Malaysia and is currently on the ground in Guam. The initial aircraft, MSN 802 C-GKPG remains in Honolulu.


MSN 792 - DHC-6-300 9M-MDK
MASwings
Kota Kinabalu, Nov-2014
Imran_Za Photo

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

11-Dec to 24-Dec Update


Thank-you very much to those who have been in contact over the past few days, it has definitely been appreciated.

I have a few photos that need to be added below, but will try to tackle that this afternoon. Learning I was perhaps a bit overzealous in hoping to just jump back in!

Until then, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.


MSN 372 - DHC-6-300 C-FTWU
Ashe Aircraft Enterprises
Male, Maldives 12-Dec-2014
Thomas Jones Photo


71 - DHC-6-100 C-GGLE 3119378 Canada/South Nahanni Airways, Fort Simpson, NT

13-Dec-2014


  • Vancouver, BC (CYVR/CYVR) - Fort St. John, BC (CYXJ/YXJ)


C-GGLE has departed Vancouver after having been present there since the 28-Oct-2014 at Pacific Avionics.


355 - DHC-6-300 C-FCSW North-Wright Aviation, Norman Wells, NT

Although C-FCSW has been with Air Labrador for some time now, the register is just catching up with the changes. The aircraft was officially registered to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Calgary, AB again on 08-Dec-2014, although it had arrived in Goose Bay a full month prior to that on lease to Air Labrador. The register does not yet show the change to Air Labrador.


373 - DHC-6-300 C-FKBX Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Registration cancelled 18-Dec-2014 to PJ-WIO, Winair, Saint Maarten

12-Dec-2014

  • Calgary, AB (CYYC/YYC) - Williston, ND (KISN/ISN)
  • Williston, ND (KISN/ISN) - Pierre, SD (KPIR/PIR)


13-Dec-2014

  • Pierre, SD (KPIR/PIR) - Jefferson City, MO (KJEF/JEF)
  • Jefferson City, MO (KJEF/JEF) - Columbus, GA (KCSG)


14-Dec-2014

  • Columbus, GA (KCSG) - Vero Beach, FL (KVRB/VRB)
  • Vero Beach, FL (KVRB/VRB) - Nassau, Bahamas (MYNN/NAS)


15-Dec-2014

  • Nassau, Bahamas (MYNN/NAS) - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (MBPV/PVS)
  • Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (MBPV/PVS) - Saint Maarten-Juliana (TNCM/SXM)

MSN 373 - DHC-6-300 C-FKBX
Kenn Borek Air
Calgary, AB 10-Dec-2014
YYCE3 Photo



447 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBQ Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Canadian registration cancelled 11-Dec-2014; registered to Aerostar Bravo Ltd., Singapore 22-Dec-2014 on lease to Island Aviation Services, Male as 8Q-IAF


788 - DHC-6-300 N56RF U.S. Department of Commerce, MacDill AFB, FL

N56RF has departed the Rocky Mountain Aircraft facility in Springbank upon completion of work that included a 30-month corrosion inspection, dual engine change and panel upgrade. The aircraft had arrived in Springbank from Alaska on 08-Oct-2014.

19-Dec-2014


  • Springbank, AB (CYBW/YBW) - Great Falls, MT (KGTF/GTF)


20-Dec-2014


  • Great Falls, MT (KGTF/GTF) - Rocky Mountain Metro, CA (KBJC/BJC)
  • Rocky Mountain Metro, CA (KBJC/BJC) - Tulsa, OK (KTUL/TUL)
  • Tulsa, OK (KTUL/TUL) - Birmingham, AL (KBHM/BHM)


21-Dec-2014


  • Birmingham, AL (KBHM/BHM) - MacDill AFB, FL (KMCF/MCF)
MSN 788 - DHC-6-300 N56RF
U.S. Department of Commerce/N.O.A.A.
Dutch Harbor, AK Aug-2014
Tarek Wetzel Photo



802 - DHC-6-300 C-GKPG Unity Group Ltd., Airdrie, AB

19-Dec-2014


  • Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (WBKK/BKI) - Guam (PGUM/GUM)


20-Dec-2014


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


21-Dec-2014


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




897 - DHC-6-400 C-GVKI Pacific Sky Aviation, North Saanich, BC

11-Dec-2014


  • Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM/YAM) -Ottawa, ON (CYOW/YOW)



904 - DHC-6-400 N400GZ Ground Zero Solutions LLC, Alexandria, VA

Registration cancelled 08-Dec-2014 to U.A.E. Joint Aviation Command


909 - DHC-6-400 C-GVOT Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registration cancelled 15-Dec-2014 to MASwings as 9M-SSF

MSN 909 - DHC-6-400 C-GVOT
Viking Air Ltd. (MASwings)
Taipei, Taiwan 15-Dec-2014
Jeff Chang Photo




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

Registration cancelled 12-Dec-2014 to Fuerza Aérea del Perú


912 - DHC-6-400 C-GFAP Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registration cancelled 22-Dec-2014 to Fuerza Aérea del Perú


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

22-Dec-2014


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


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

19-Dec-2014


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

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Lack of Recent Updates

Hello everybody, and thanks to those who have been in contact with editorial/photo contributions or just wondering why it is so quiet. 

Yesterday I was released from the hospital after having had a stroke, coincidentally a matter of minutes after completing the blog entry below. Prognosis of recovery is promising, but it will be slow. Hopefully over the next couple of days I can resume some work on  the blog, because it is something that is both manageable and enjoyable under the current circumstances. 

What I can't do however is take on the other two parts of my home business, which generate 95% of the income. So, in the interim, anyone who is able to donate, please be assured that there is never going to be a time when it is more appreciated than now. 

Erik

Thursday, 11 December 2014

C-FTWU nears the Maldives, EP-IOP heads to Denmark, and C-GVKI continues eastward




372 - DHC-6-300 C-FTWU Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Calgary, AB


C-FTWU has landed in Salalah as it continues its delivery flight to Trans Maldivian Airways. The aircraft is expected to continue on to Male tomorrow.

11-Dec-2014

  • Hurghada, Egypt (HEGN/HRG) - Salalah, Oman (OOSA/SLL)
Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.


577 - DHC-6-300 OY-NSA DHC6 Invest A/S

Registered 10-Dec-2014, ex EP-IOP

A former Iranian NAFT Airlines Twin Otter, has been registered in Denmark as of yesterday. The National Iranian Oil Company had three Twin Otters delivered, two of which are currently unaccounted for, while EP-IOP remained in service.

MSN 577 - DHC-6-300 EP-IOP



896 - DHC-6-400 N896JF NASS Holdings LLC, Titusville, FL

The eighth aircraft for the United Arab Emirates continues toward Abu Dhabi with today's sector to the Aqaba, Jordan

11-Dec-2014

  • Corfu, Greece (LGKR/CFU) - Aqaba, Jordan (OJAQ/AQJ)
Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.



897 - DHC-6-400 C-GVKI Pacific Sky Aviation, North Saanich, BC

10-Dec-2014 


  • Victoria, BC (CYYJ/YYJ) - Lethbridge, AB (CYQL/YQL)
  • Lethbridge, AB (CYQL/YQL) - Winnipeg, MB (CYWG/YWG)
11-Dec-2014

  • Winnipeg, MB (CYWG/YWG) - Sault Ste. Marie, ON (CYAM/YAM)
Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Trans Maldivian's DHC-6-300 8Q-TME

Nice shot via contribution of Trans Maldivian's DHC-6-300 8Q-TME (MSN 798) in the new scheme, taken at Male in early December.

MSN 798 - DHC-6-300 8Q-TME
Trans Maldivian Airways
Male, 01-Dec-2014
Thomas Jones Photo

C-FTWU Arrives in Egypt, Norwegian Skydiving Jump Ship




372 - DHC-6-300 C-FTWU Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Calgary, AB


C-FTWU has landed in Hurghada as it continues its delivery flight to Trans Maldivian Airways. The aircraft is expected to continue on to Oman tomorrow.

10-Dec-2014

  • Nis, Serbia (LYNI/INI) - Hurghada, Egypt (HEGN/HRG)


897 - DHC-6-400 C-GVKI Pacific Sky Aviation, North Saanich, BC

10-Dec-2014 


  • Victoria, BC (CYYJ/YYJ) - Lethbridge, AB (CYQL/YQL)
  • Lethbridge, AB (CYQL/YQL) - Winnipeg, MB (CYWG/YWG)



The Tønsberg Skydiving DHC-6-200 LN-JMP was ferried down to Altenrhein for maintenance in late October, and can be seen in the picture below.

MSN 184 - DHC-6-200 LN-JMP
Tønsberg Skydiving Club
28-Oct-2014
Birger Andreas Bull Photo

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Third Maldivian Twin Otter In Service



The third Twin Otter for Island Aviation Services, 8Q-IAH (MSN 382, ex C-FUGT) has entered service, and can be seen in the photo below.

MSN 382 - DHC-6-300 8Q-IAH
Island Aviation Services
Male, Maldives Dec-2014
Prime Octopucs Photo

49th Twin Otter for Maldives Arrives, Next Two Series 400's for Peru



The twelfth Series 400 for the Peruvian Air Force is seen outside in Victoria yesterday, where it joins number eleven awaiting delivery to Peru.


MSN 912 - DHC-6-400 C-GFAP
Viking Air Ltd.
Victoria, BC 08-Dec-2014
Tim Martin Photo


372 - DHC-6-300 C-FTWU Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Calgary, AB


C-FTWU has landed in Nis, Serbia as it continues its delivery flight to Trans Maldivian Airways. The aircraft is expected to continue on to Egypt tomorrow.

09-Dec-2014

  • Malmö, Sweden (ESMS/MMX) - Nis, Serbia (LYNI/INI)


447 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBQ Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

C-GKBQ landed safely in Male this evening, completing its delivery flight from Calgary. This is the fourth aircraft for Island Aviation Services. The fifth aircraft, MSN 226 C-FFNT currently remains in Canada.

09-Dec-2014

  • Salalah, Oman (OOSA/SLL) - Male, Maldives (VRMM/MLE)

MSN 447 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBQ
Kenn Borek Air (Island Aviation Services)
Male, Maldives 09-Dec-2014
Bas Sam Photo
Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.



896 - DHC-6-400 N896JF NASS Holdings LLC, Titusville, FL

The eighth aircraft for the United Arab Emirates continues toward Abu Dhabi with today's sector to the Ionian island of Corfu,

09-Dec-2014

  • Ibiza, Spain (LEIB/IBZ) - Corfu, Greece (LGKR/CFU)

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

Monday, 8 December 2014

Deliveries Continue, Photos from Calgary & Santa Maria, Video from Peru

Four of the five aircraft on delivery in yesterday's report are active again today, and that number will increase back to five when MSN 914 C-FMJO departs Calgary for the paint shop later today.

Yesterday I posted a picture of MSN 914 C-FMJO (the one heading to paint) and today a shot of the next off the line, MSN 915 C-GVEP taken in Calgary yesterday from Mike MacKinnon.

MSN 915 - DHC-6-400 C-GVP
Viking Air Ltd.
Calgary, AB 07-Dec-2014
Mike MacKinnon Photo


A nice contributed video today of a STOL approach/landing at Lima, Peru. You don't see much until about 10 seconds in when the runway comes into view.

video




372 - DHC-6-300 C-FTWU Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Calgary, AB


C-FTWU continues on toward the Maldives, and at the time of writing is near Helsingborg, on descent into Malmö.

08-Dec-2014

  • Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF/KEF) - Malmö, Sweden (ESMS/MMX)


447 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBQ Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

C-GKBQ has landed in Salalah, Oman, and is expected to continue on to Male tomorrow.

08-Dec-2014

  • Hurghada, Egypt (HEGN/HRG) - Salalah, Oman (OOSA/SLL)



896 - DHC-6-400 N896JF NASS Holdings LLC, Titusville, FL

08-Dec-2014

  • Santa Maria, Azores (LPAZ/SMA) - Ibiza, Spain (LEIB)

MSN 896 - DHC-6-400 N896JF
NASS Holdings LLC
Santa Maria, Azores 07-Dec-2014
Pedro Fontes Photo



909 - DHC-6-400 C-GVOT Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

08-Dec-2014 

  • Fairbanks, AK (PAFA/FAI) - Anadyr-Ugolny, Russia (UHMA/DYR)


C-GVOT touched down safely in Fairbanks yesterday, completing the trip from Victoria in 6 hrs and 52 minutes - almost exactly on the flight planned time. Today, the aircraft has just departed Fairbanks for Anadyr.

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


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

08-Dec-2014


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


C-FMJO has positioned down to the paint shop from Calgary today. A photograph of this aircraft appears below in yesterday's postings.





Sunday, 7 December 2014

N137JR Gets Settled into New Home in Belize

176 - DHC-6-200 N137JR J R S Sky Inc., Pound Ridge, NY

As covered in the blog on 03-Dec-2014 N137JR flew into Belize City on that same day, and has since positioned down to Placencia, Belize where it will spend the winter. The aircraft will be operated by Sky's the Limit Belize. 

MSN 176 - DHC-6-200 N137JR
J R S Sky Inc.
Placencia, Belize
Lance Zabaneh Photo


Five Delivery Flights Underway Today

MSN 914 - DHC-6-400 C-FMJO
Viking Air
Calgary, AB 03-Dec-2014
yyce3 Photo



No fewer than five Twin Otter delivery flights under way today, encompassing three Series 400's and two 300's.


372 - DHC-6-300 C-FTWU Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd., Calgary, AB

C-FTWU has departed Iqaluit, and at the time of writing is just approaching the Greenland coastline in the vicinity of Nuuk. This is the second new Twin Otter to join the Trans Maldivian fleet since October, and will be their 46th. The ferry flight is being flown by Calgary's Planes & Parts/World Wide Ferry and is expected to continue on to Malmö, Sweden tomorrow.
07-Dec-2014
  • Iqaluit, NU (CYFB/YFB) - Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF/KEF)



447 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBQ Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB


C-GKBQ has completed today's flying, having just landed in Hurghada. The ferry flight for Island Aviation Services is being flown by Calgary's Planes & Parts/World Wide Ferry .

07-Dec-2014
  • Nis, Serbia (LYNI/INI) - Hurghada, Egypt (HESH/HRG)



896 - DHC-6-400 N896JF NASS Holdings LLC, Titusville, FL

The second aircraft en route to the United Arab Emirates is currently nearing the Azores on its delivery flight. It is planned on to Ibiza, Spain tomorrow.

07-Dec-2014
  • St. John's, NL (CYYT/YYT) - Santa Maria, Azores (LPAZ/SMA)


904 - DHC-6-400 N400GZ Ground Zero Solutions LLC, Alexandria VA

Today N400GZ arrives in the U.A.E. completing its delivery flight from Louisburg, NC. The aircraft originally left the Viking facility in Victoria, BC on 10-Oct-2014 and remained in Louisburg for pre-delivery work until departing there on 29-Nov-2014.

07-Dec-2014
  • Paphos, Cyprus (LCPH/PFO) - Abu Dhabi-Al Bateen, UAE (OMAD/AZI)

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



909 - DHC-6-400 C-GVOT Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

The sixth aircraft for MASwings has just departed the Viking facility in Victoria, BC on delivery. The first sector will take it to Fairbanks, AK with the planned en route time of 6 hrs & 50 mins.

07-Dec-2014
  • Victoria, BC (CYYJ/YYJ) - Fairbanks, AK (PAFA/FAI)

MSN 909 DHC-6-400 C-GVOT
Viking Air (MASwings)
Victoria, BC 16-Oct-2014
Tim Martin Photo





Saturday, 6 December 2014

Second Ferry to Maldives Departs Calgary, First Touches Down in Serbia




372 - DHC-6-300 C-FTWU Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd., Calgary, AB

C-FTWU has departed Springbank, and at the time of writing is just to the east of Calgary. This is the second new Twin Otter to join the Trans Maldivian fleet since October, and will be their 46th. The ferry flight is being flown by Calgary's Planes & Parts/World Wide Ferry .


06-Dec-2014


  • Springbank, AB (CYBW/YBW) - Iqaluit, NU (CYFB/YFB)


447 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBQ Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

C-GKBQ has completed today's flying, having landed in Nis, Serbia during the last hour. Tomorrow the aircraft will likely continue on to Egypt as it makes its way to the Maldives for Island Aviation Services. The ferry flight is being flown by Calgary's Planes & Parts/World Wide Ferry .

06-Dec-2014


  • Malmo, Sweden (ESMS/MMX) - Nis, Serbia (LYNI/INI)




766 - DHC-6-300 C-GKPV Unity Group Ltd., Calgary, AB

Registration cancelled 05-Dec-2014 to J8-

C-GKPV arrived in Saint Vincent on 27-Nov-2014 on lease to SVG Air


Friday, 5 December 2014

C-GKBQ to Sweden, 8th Aircraft for U.A.E. departs Florida & New Ident for MSN 900



447 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBQ Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

05-Dec-2014


  • Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF/KEF) - Malmö (ESMS/MMX)

C-GKBQ is nearing the completion of today's sector from Iceland to Sweden, and at the time of writing has just crossed the Norwegian coastline south of Kristiansand.


896 - DHC-6-400 N896JF NASS Holdings LLC, Titusville, FL

05-Dec-2014

  • Titusville, FL (KTIX/TIX) - Daytona Beach, FL (KDAB/DAB)
  • Daytona Beach, FL (KDAB/DAB) - Burlington, VT (KBTV/BTV)
  • Burlington, VT (KBTV/BTV) - St. John's, NL (CYYT/YYT)
As the previous delivery flight to the U.A.E. (MSN 904 N400GZ) nears the destination, the 8th aircraft has today departed Florida on delivery as well.




900 - DHC-6-400 N915VK Wells Fargo Bank NW, Salt Lake City (Trustee for Viking Air Ltd.)

Registered 04-Dec-2014

This aircraft had remained unregistered for some time, as it had been flown down to Murrieta, CA on 05-Nov-2014, and the Canadian registration (C-FVGY) was cancelled on 07-Nov-2014.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Maldivian Delivery Continues and N400GZ nears the Middle East


Since Apr-2014 a further four Twin Otters have been added in the Maldives, with three for Island Aviation Services, and one for Trans Maldivian. C-GKBQ will become the fourth for Island Aviation Services, and the fifth, a Series 200HG (MSN 226 C-FFNT) is ready to depart from Calgary as well. 

The 46th Twin Otter for Trans Maldivian, MSN 372 C-FTWU is also currently being made ready for delivery from Canada.

Today, C-GKBQ continues on to Keflavík, and has filed for departure to Malmö tomorrow.


447 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBQ Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

04-Dec-2014


  • Iqaluit, NU (CYFB/YFB) - Keflavík, Iceland (BIKF/KEF)


904 - DHC-6-400 N400GZ Ground Zero Solutions LLC, Alexandria VA

05-Dec-2014

  • Palma de Mallorca, Baleares (LEPA/PMI) - Paphos, Cyprus (LCPH/PFO)
Tomorrow N400GZ continues on to Cyprus on what will likely be the final stop before arriving in the United Arab Emirates.


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

MSN 913 C-FAFI Arrives in Victoria


A particularly nice shot of MSN 913 arriving in Victoria from the paint shop yesterday afternoon.

MSN 913 - DHC-6-400 C-FAFI
Viking Air Ltd. (UAE Joint Aviation Command)
Victoria, BC 02-Dec-2014
Tim Martin Photo

N137JR Continues to Belize and N400GZ to Palma de Mallorca




176 - DHC-6-200 N137JR J R S Sky Inc., Pound Ridge, NY

03-Dec-2014


  • Clewiston, FL (2IS) - Key West, FL (KEYW/EYW)
  • Key West, FL (KEYW/EYW) - Belize City-Goldson, Belize (MZBZ/BZE)


904 - DHC-6-400 N400GZ Ground Zero Solutions LLC, Alexandria VA

03-Dec-2014

  • Santa Maria, Azores (LPAZ/SMA) - Palma de Mallorca, Baleares (LEPA/PMI)

C-GKBQ Departs Calgary for the Maldives and Photos from Bangladesh & Indonesia


447 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBQ Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

03-Dec-2014


  • Calgary, AB (CYYC/YYC) - Iqaluit, NU (CYFB/YFB)


C-GKBQ has departed Calgary on the first sector of its delivery to Island Aviation Services/Maldivian in Male. The aircraft is being ferried by Calgary's Planes & Parts/Worldwide Ferry.



Bangladesh and Indonesia

MSN 874 - DHC-6-400 S2-AHE
Regent Airways
Bill Rogers Photo

MSN 611 - DHC-6-300 PK-BAA
PT Air Born Indonesia
Samarinda, Indonesia
SRI Spotter/rizalnosu  Photo



MSN ? - DHC-6-300 PK-BRN
PT Aviastar
Samarinda, Indonesia
SRI Spotter/rizalnosu  Photo





Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Solomon Islands Update, MSN 913 arrives in Victoria



Pictured taxiing at Honiara, Solomons DHC-6-300 H4-SID (MSN 442) will be out of airframe life at some point next week, and is expected to be flown to Cairns, QLD for re-life package carried out by Hevilift. H4-SID has been in the Solomons since 1994, and was originally delivered to Air Mauritius in 1974 as 3B-NAB


MSN 442 - DHC-6-300 H4-SID
Solomon Airlines
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Guy Kendell Photo



Also at Honiara, seen under tow is DHC-6-300 H4-OTA, still in the basic Airlines PNG colour scheme. Although we don't have a serial number for this aircraft it appears the likely candidate is MSN 280, the former P2-MCV. This aircraft last flew for Airlines PNG on 11-Sep-2013, and was subsequently ferried via Buka, PNG to Honiara on 26-Oct-2013.

MSN 280? - DHC-6-300 H4-OTA
Solomon Airlines
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Guy Kendell Photo

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

02-Dec-2014


  • Spokane, WA (KGEG/GEG) - Victoria, BC (CYYJ/YYJ)


C-FAFI arrived in Victoria this afternoon, and although I don't have a picture of it yet, I understand it is for the United Arab Emirates.

The Berry Twins


As I had been looking for some photos of the Berry Aviation Twin Otters to add in the Operator Directory, I ran across these two good examples. Since we haven't featured them before, here are two of their three Twin Otters arriving in St. John's, NL last year Both were being positioned from Texas to sub-Saharan Africa under government contract. The third aircraft remains in the U.S.A.

MSN 286 - DHC-6-300 N969AC
Berry Aviation
St. John's, NL 21-Sep-2013
Mark Stares Photo

MSN 242 - DHC-6-300 N92FE
Berry Aviation
St. John's, NL 21-Sep-2013
Mark Stares Photo

New Scheme for C-GVKI and N137JR heads to Belize



MSN 897 is seen below having had a change of colour scheme, and a return to wheel configuration. It had most recently been operating on amphibs in support of Pacific Sky's training operation.

MSN 897 - DHC-6-400 C-GVKI
Pacific Sky Aviation
Victoria, BC 01-Dec-2014
Tim Martin Photo

176 - DHC-6-200 N137JR J R S Sky Inc., Pound Ridge, NY

01-Dec-2014


  • Stroudsburg, PA (N53) - Whiteville, NC (KCPC/CPC)
  • Whiteville, NC (KCPC/CPC) - Clewiston, FL (2IS)

N137JR departed base in Pennsylvania yesterday bound for Belize for the winter.




Monday, 1 December 2014

Surfing in the Maldives, Skydiving in Israel


Rather unique photo of Maldivian DHC-6-300 8Q-IAJ while out for a bit of surfing 

Markus Jans/Bloomberg Pursuits Photo

The Israel-based Series 100 skydiver 4X-AHP doesn't get photographed too frequently, but is seen here at Sde Teyman Airfield about ten days ago.

MSN 75 - DHC-6-100 4X-AHP
Ayeet Aviation
Sde Teyman, Israel 19-Nov-2014
Stu Carr Photo