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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Twin Otter Update for 23-Feb-2017


MSN 182 - DHC-6-200 C-FGQL
Air Schefferville
Schefferville, QC Jul-1987
Christian Hanuise Photo

Didn't actually notice that this is the same aircraft as above until I went to caption both pictures. Still looking great, although not quite as brightly painted!

MSN 182 - DHC-6-200 P2-MFU
MAF Mareeba Photo


Gum Air and Blue Wing Airlines Twin Otters
Gum Air Photo


577 - DHC-6-300 OY-NSA Nordic Seaplanes, Aarhus


Flew Altenrhein/Saint Gallen - Billund 14-Feb-2017 to return to service. The aircraft had been in Switzerland since 28-Dec-2016.


623 - DHC-6-300 C-GADH Gravitas Aviation Ltd., West Vancouver, BC


Flew Nairobi-Wilson - Aswan 23-Feb-2017 as it continues on its delivery flight to Canada. A photo of C-GADH can be seen in the 21-Feb-2017 update.

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








Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Twin Otter Update for 22-Feb-2017


MSN 803 - DHC-6-300 N141Z
U.S. Forest Service
Santa Maria, CA
Artcraft Paint Photo


623 - DHC-6-300 C-GADH Gravitas Aviation Ltd., West Vancouver, BC

Flew Victoria-Seychelles Int'l - Nairobi-Wilson 22-Feb-2017 as it begins the delivery flight to Canada. A photo of C-GADH can be seen in yesterday's update.


Maps generated using the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.
782 - DHC-6-300 C-FTMU Alberta Central Airways Ltd., Lac la Biche, AB

Flight planned for Lac la Biche, AB - Springbank, AB 22-Feb-2017 which is expected to be its return to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises.

MSN 782 - DHC-6-300 C-FTMU
Alberta Central Airways
Saskatoon, SK 29-May-2014

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Twin Otter Update for 21-Feb-2017


The latest Twin Otter for Canada's Gravitas Aviation is seen below yesterday, where it is being prepared for delivery.

MSN 623 - DHC-6-300 C-GADH
Gravitas Aviation Ltd.
Victoria-Seychelles Int'l 20-Feb-2017

A couple of great shots below from http://www.elbows-aviation-shots.co.uk/ of Transwest's C-FPGE and Summit Air's C-FTFX.

MSN 197 - DHC-6-200 C-FPGE
Transwest Air
La Ronge, SK 02-Jun-2016


MSN 340 - DHC-6-300 C-FTFX
Summit Air
Yellowknife, NT 04-Jun-2016
http://www.elbows-aviation-shots.co.uk photo

PK-FSA in need of a new main gear tire, on the runway at Iliaga, Indonesia.

MSN 357 - DHC-6-300 PK-FSAIliaga, Indonesia

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Twin Otter Update for 19-Feb-2017


623 - DHC-6-300 S7-AAF Air Seychelles, Mahe


Updating entry for 02-Jan-2017; aircraft is scheduled to become C-GADH and to depart from the Seychelles on delivery this week.


945 - DHC-6-400 C-GFAP(7) Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC


Flew Victoria-Int'l, BC - Portland-Hillsboro, OR - Calgary-Int'l, AB 17-Feb-2017. Aircraft had arrived in Victoria on 12-Aug-2016 following painting, and is seen in the photo below with thanks to Tim Martin.

A brief trip into the U.S. (or to international waters) often means a transfer of title is being undertaken. I suspect this is the case here, particularly with it having continued on to Calgary.

MSN 945 - DHC-6-400 C-GFAP
Viking Air Ltd.
Victoria-Int'l, BC 12-Oct-2016
Tim Martin Photo


954 - DHC-6-400 C-GVEP(4) Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Spokane-Int'l, WA - Victoria-Int'l, BC 17-Feb-2017 after painting. Aircraft had arrived in Spokane on 30-Jan-2017.


955 - DHC-6-400 C-FVAT(5) Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Spokane-Int'l, WA 17-Feb-2017 for painting.



Looking very nice in the red Osprey Wings c/s, West Wind's C-GIGK is seen below at
La Ronge.

MSN 492 - DHC-6-300 C-GIGK
West Wind Aviation
La Ronge, SK 02-Jun-2016
http://www.elbows-aviation-shots.co.uk photo


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Twin Otter Update for 15-Feb-2017


Not much to report for today, so instead some great pictures, although I can't say I am crazy about the new scheme on N301CL below....

MSN 221 - DHC-6-200 N301CL
Win Win Aviation (Parachute Montréal)
DeLand, FL 05-Nov-2016
John Maloney Photo

MSN 766 - DHC-6-300 J8-GLS
SVG Air (Unity Aviation Canada)
Saint Vincent
SVG Air Photo

MSN 709 - DHC-6-300 CC-CHV
Aerovias DAP
Puerto Williams Feb-2016
Aerovias DAP/Marianne Klock Photo

Monday, 13 February 2017

Twin Otter Update for 13-Feb-2017



  • The DHC-6 Operators Files for Canada, Indian Ocean, Africa/Middle East, Europe have been updated.


338 - DHC-6-300 C-FDHB Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Updating entry for 09-Feb-2017; flew Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY - Calgary-Int'l, AB 10-Feb-2017 returning to Canada from Antarctica.


658 - DHC-6-300 HB-LOK Zimex Aviation Ltd., Glattbrugg

Flew Altenrhein/Saint Gallen - Heraklion - Hurghada 08/09-Feb-2017, and arrived Male 11-Feb-2017 on delivery to Island Aviation Services (Maldivian Seaplane). Aircraft is expected to become 8Q-ISF.

MSN 658 - DHC-6-300 HB-LOK
Island Aviation Services (Zimex)
Male 11-Feb-2017
Maldivian Plane Spotters Photo


675 - DHC-6-300 N675BA Berry Aviation Inc., San Marcos, TX

Flew San Marcos, TX - Mobile, AL - Melbourne, FL 10-Feb-2017. I've included this due to the fact that this is the first recorded trip outside of the general San Marcos/Austin area since it was delivered back in Oct-2013. Berry's other two original Twin Otters remain on U.S. government contracts operating from Burkina Faso.


857 - DHC-6-400 TC-KHC Körfez Havaçilik, Istanbul

Pending registration in U.S. 09-Feb-2017 as N108MG.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Twin Otter Update for 09-Feb-2017





312 - DHC-6-300 C-GCKB Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY - Calgary-Int'l, AB 09-Feb-2017 returning to Canada from Antarctica.


338 - DHC-6-300 C-FDHB Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX 09-Feb-2017 returning to Canada from Antarctica.


658 - DHC-6-300 HB-LOK Zimex Aviation Ltd., Glattbrugg

Flew Altenrhein/Saint Gallen - Heraklion - Hurghada 08/09-Feb-2017 on delivery.


725 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBO Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY - Calgary-Int'l, AB 09-Feb-2017 returning to Canada from Antarctica.



Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Twin Otter Update for 08-Feb-2017



164 - DHC-6-200 VH-XFM Ryebridge Air Ltd., North Vancouver, BC


Registration cancelled 24-Jan-2017, and registered to Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT 03-Feb-2017. This aircraft had actually returned to Canada on 22-Apr-2016 following lease, however it remained on the Australian register until now. 

MSN 164 - DHC-6-200 VH-XFM
Ryebridge Air
Honolulu-Int'l, HI 20-Apr-2016


312 - DHC-6-300 C-GCKB Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX 08-Feb-2017 returning to Canada from Antarctica.


725 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBO Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX 08-Feb-2017 returning to Canada from Antarctica.


Rampart Aviation's N162DE has returned to North America from abroad, and passed through Hamilton en route to Colorado Springs.

MSN 429 - DHC-6-300 N162DE
Rampart Aviation
Hamilton, ON 08-Feb-2017
Reinhard Zinabold Photo

Friday, 3 February 2017

Twin Otter Update for 03-Feb-2017


The Hevilift operated DHC-6-400 P2-IRN flew Port Moresby - Cairns on 03-Feb-2016 and is seen below with thanks to Paul Howard. Since it was last photographed, it has shed the OK Tedi Mining logo on the tail in favor of the OK Tedi Development Foundation one, which was previously on the nose.

MSN 859 - DHC-6-400 P2-IRN
Hevilift/OK Tedi/CMCA Communities
Cairns, QLD 03-Feb-2017
Paul Howard Photo


116 - DHC-6-200 C-FPOK Government of Canada - National Research Council, Ottawa, ON

Following completion of work, and test flights the aircraft flew Springbank, AB - Brandon, MB - Thunder Bay, ON - Ottawa, ON 02/03-Feb-2017.


426 - DHC-6-300 C-GXXB Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY 02/03-Feb-2017 returning to Canada from Antarctica.


732 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBH Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY 02/03-Feb-2017 returning to Canada from Antarctica.


900 - DHC-6-400 N915VK TVPX ARS Inc. Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT

Noted parked at Aeropro paint facility at San Bernardino, CA 31-Jan-2017.