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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 29-Mar-2017



MSN 151 - DHC-6-200 N203SF
Skydive Midwest
Luling, TX 25-Mar-2017
Jarrod Wilkening Photo


451 - DHC-6-300 C-FTSU Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd., Calgary, AB

Registration cancelled 28-Mar-2017 on export to the Maldives. 


687 - DHC-6-300 C-FMQX Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd., Calgary, AB

Updating entry for 28-Mar-2017; flew Iqaluit, NU - Keflavík 29-Mar-2017 as it continues on delivery to Trans Maldivian. It is expected to become 8Q-TAG.

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





MSN 413 - DHC-6-300 TF-NLC
Norlandair
Akureyri 23-Mar-2017
Karl Karlsson Photo

MSN 475 - DHC-6-300 TF-NLD
Norlandair
Akureyri 21-Mar-2017
Karl Karlsson Photo


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 28-Mar-2017



687 - DHC-6-300 C-FMQX Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd., Calgary, AB

Following successful test flights over the past week, C-FMQX flew Springbank, AB - Iqaluit, NU 28-Mar-2017 as it begins its delivery flight. The ferry is being conducted by Calgary-based World Wide Ferry.

MSN 687 - DHC-6-300 C-FMQX
Ashe Aircraft Enterprises
Springbank, AB 27-Mar-2017


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

Nice shot of C-GTKB on approach to Iqaluit a couple days ago, with thanks to Brian Tattuinee.

MSN 60 - DHC-6-100 C-GTKB
Kenn Borek Air
Iqaluit, NU 26-Mar-2017
Brian Tattuinee Photo

Monday, 27 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 27-Mar-2017



With thanks to European Spotters and Kevin Dupuy, a rundown of the aircraft noted at Murrieta, CA on 08-Mar-2017.

285 - DHC-6-300 Vistaliner N190GC Grand Canyon Airlines (Monarch Enterprises LLC)
359 - DHC-6-300 N359AR Twin Otter International Inc.
406 - DHC-6-300 Vistaliner N171GC Grand Canyon Airlines (Cortez Fisher LLC)
470 - DHC-6-300 N805RT Ikhana Group Inc.
499 - DHC-6-300HG N808RT Ikhana Group Inc.
537 - DHC-6-300 N537AR Twin Otter International Inc.
697 - DHC-6-300 Vistaliner N178GC Grand Canyon Airlines (Cortez Fisher LLC)

The Grand Canyon aircraft are presumably undergoing Ikhana's "ReLife" program, as has previously been completed on at least two aircraft.

Storage compound near threshold of rwy 36:

40 - DHC-6-100 N902RT Ikhana Group Inc. (fuselage only, ex Westcoast Air c/s)
51 - DHC-6-100 N903RT Ikhana Group Inc.  (fuselage only, ex Westcoast Air, c/s)
141 - DHC-6-200 N141PV (wreckage)

+ 3 or 4 other fuselages, which may include:

9 - DHC-6-100 N806RT (ex DQ-FEZ)
87 - DHC-6-100 N807RT (ex DQ-FEY)

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 26-Mar-2017



MSN 321 - DHC-6-300 C-GBBU
Harbour Air
Vancouver-Int'l 10-May-1999
Dave Richardson Photo


339 - DHC-6-300 C-GOKB Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Saint Croix, VI - Providenciales - Nassau - Orlando-Executive, FL - Jasper, AL - Olive Branch, MS - Tulsa-R.L. Jones, OK - Garden City, KS - Casper, WY - Great Falls, MT - Calgary-Int'l, AB 23/26-Mar-2017 on return from Seaborne Airlines contract. It has been replaced by MSN 533 C-FAKB which arrived in Saint Croix on 28-Feb-2017.

549 - DHC-6-300 C-GIZF Air Labrador Ltd., Goose Bay, NL

Updating entry for 22-Mar-2017; flew Wabush, NL - Chibougamau, QC - Kenora, ON - Regina, SK - Springbank, AB 21/22-Mar-2017.

573 - DHC-6-300 P2-KSM Hevilift, Waigani

Noted still present at Cairns, QLD 22-Feb-2017, ex N573SA. This has been a very long term rebuild, which began in 2010 when the aircraft arrived in Australia via shipping container.

687 - DHC-6-300 C-FMQX Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd., Calgary, AB

Test flown from Springbank, AB 24-Mar-2017.

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

Registration cancelled 24-Mar-2017 to Seychelles, where it has become S7-FAR.




Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 22-Mar-2017


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

Flew Wabush, NL - Chibougamau, QC - Kenora, ON - Regina, SK - Springbank, AB 21/22-Mar-2016 for attention (or lease return?) by Rocky Mountain Aircraft.


368 - DHC-6-300 C-GGIR Canadian Flyers Worldwide Services, King City, ON

Test flown from Calgary-Int'l, AB 21-Mar-2017 following overhaul and repaint by Regent Aircraft Services, prior to delivery for operation on behalf of Guyana Goldfields.


C-FTSU is seen below after arrival at Male. The aircraft departed Canada on 15-Mar-2017.

MSN 451 - DHC-6-300 C-FTSU
Ashe Aircraft Enterprises
Male, Maldives 21-Mar-2017


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

Updating entry for 21-Mar-2017; Flew Nairobi-Wilson - Victoria (Seychelles) 22-Mar-2017 on completion of its delivery flight to Air Seychelles. The aircraft is being flown by World Wide Ferry.

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

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 21-Mar-2017


155 - DHC-6-200 C-GQOQ Osprey Wings Ltd., La Ronge, SK

Damaged when left main gear failed on landing at Yalowega Lake, SK 10-Mar-2017.


451 - DHC-6-300 C-FTSU Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd., Calgary, AB


Updating entry for 21-Mar-2017; completing its delivery to Trans Maldivian, the aircraft flew Al Ain - Male 21-Mar-2017The aircraft was flown by World Wide Ferry.

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



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

Updating entry for 14-Mar-2017; Flew Aswan - Nairobi-Wilson 21-Mar-2017 as it now continues on its delivery flight to Air Seychelles. The aircraft is being flown by World Wide Ferry.

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


Monday, 20 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 20-Mar-2017




451 - DHC-6-300 C-FTSU Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd., Calgary, AB

Updating entry for 16-Mar-2017; continuing on delivery to Trans Maldivian, the aircraft flew Keflavík - Malmö - Nis - Sharm el Sheikh - Al Ain 17/20-Mar-2017.

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

539 - DHC-6-300 C-GACU Gravitas Aviation Ltd., West Vancouver, BC


Is expected to depart the Seychelles on delivery with the next several days. This is the former S7-AAR.

857 - DHC-6-400 N108MG Wells Fargo Bank NW Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT

Flew Istanbul - Sharm el Sheikh 18-Mar-2017 and is seen below on the ground there earlier today. It was expected to continue on to Fujairah.


MSN 857 - DHC-6-400 N108MG
WFBNW
Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt 20-Mar-2017

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


Updating entry for 16-Mar-2017; aircraft became S7-PRN 14-Mar-2017 and is named "Isle of Praslin".


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 16-Mar-2017



368 - DHC-6-300 C-GGIR Guyana Goldfields Inc., Toronto, ON

Registered to Canadian Flyers Worldwide Services, King City, ON 16-Mar-2017. This is the second Twin Otter to be operated abroad by Canadian Flyers, the first flies in Madagascar, while the second will be based in Guyana.


451 - DHC-6-300 C-FTSU Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd., Calgary, AB


Flew Springbank, AB - Iqaluit, NU - Keflavík 15/16-Mar-2017 as it heads towards the Maldives for Trans Maldivian.  Aircraft is being flown by World Wide Ferry.




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

Registration cancelled 14-Mar-2017 on export to Seychelles. Aircraft arrived the same day on delivery.


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 14-Mar-2017



TOI'S N83AR is seen below at Houma, LA yesterday with thanks to Ken Swartz. The aircraft has been working the Texas/Louisiana Gulf Coast area since late January.

MSN 440 - DHC-6-300 Vistaliner N83AR
Twin Otter International
Houma, LA 13-Mar-2017
Kenneth I. Swartz/Aeromedia Communications Photo


442 - DHC-6-300 H4-SID Solomon Islands Airways, Honiara

Noted still parked at Cairns, QLD 09-Feb-2017 in full Solomons c/s. No engines, but otherwise intact; aircraft arrived from Honiara back on 29-Sep-2015.


451 - DHC-6-400 C-FTSU Alberta Central Airlines, Lac la Biche, AB

Test-flown from Springbank, AB 13-Mar-2017; aircraft had previously flown Lac la Biche, AB - Springbank, AB 14-Feb-2017


900 - DHC-6-400 N915VK Air Seychelles (TVPX ARS Inc., Trustee)


Updating entry for 12-Mar-2017; flew Aswan - Nairobi-Wilson - Victoria (Seychelles)  13/14-Mar-2017 as it completes its delivery flight to Air Seychelles. The ferry was operated by  World Wide Ferry.

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


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

Updating entry for 11-Mar-2017; flew Victoria-Int'l, BC - Great Falls, MT - Rapid City, SD - Olathe, KS - Birmingham, AL - Orlando-Executive, FL - Georgetown - Samana - Antigua - Port of Spain - Georgetown - Paramaribo  08/14-Mar-2017.


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


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

Updating entry for 12-Mar-2017; Flew Split - Aswan 14-Mar-2017 on its delivery flight to Air Seychelles. The aircraft is being flown by World Wide Ferry.

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

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 12-Mar-2017



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

As covered in previous entries beginning on 08-Mar-2017, C-GVOT has been flying a southeasterly track across North America in the last few days. The aircraft is seen below on approach to Orlando-Executive, FL with thanks to Nigel Prevett.

MSN 941 - DHC-6-400 C-GVOT
Viking Air
Orlando-Executive, FL 11-Mar-2017
Nigel Prevett Photo



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

Flew Spokane, WA - Victoria-Int'l, BC 11-Mar-2017 following painting, and is seen in the photo below with usual thanks to Tim Martin.

MSN 955 - DHC-6-400 C-FVAT
Viking Air Ltd.
Victoria-Int'l, BC 11-Mar-2017
Tim Martin Photo

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 11-Mar-2017



MSN 596 - DHC-6-300 C-FNWL and MSN 272 DHC-6-300 C-GBEB
North Wright Airways Photo

MSN 693 - DHC-6-300 C-GKCS
Kenn Borek Air
North Peace Smokejumpers Photo

MSN 97 - DHC-6-100 N97DZ
Flanagan Enterprises Nevada
Parachute Center Lodi Photo


900 - DHC-6-400 N915VK Air Seychelles (TVPX ARS Inc., Trustee)

Updating entry for 09-Mar-2017; flew Nis - Aswan  09/10-Mar-2017 as it continues on delivery to the Seychelles. The flight is being operated by  World Wide Ferry.

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


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

Updating entry for 10-Mar-2017; flew Victoria-Int'l, BC - Great Falls, MT - Rapid City, SD - Olathe, KS - Birmingham, AL - Orlando-Executive, FL - Exuma 08/11-Mar-2017.

Given the routing, and rather leisurely pace of the flight, I'd guess that it may be heading to the Brazil International Air Show in Rio de Janeiro, which takes place at month's end.

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


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

Updating entry for 10-Mar-2017; Flew Kuujjuaq, QC - Keflavík - Split 10/11-Mar-2017 on its delivery flight to Air Seychelles. The aircraft is being flown by World Wide Ferry.

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

Friday, 10 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 10-Mar-2017


658 - DHC-6-300 8Q-ISF Island Aviation Services Ltd., Male

Registered 21-Feb-2017, ex HB-LOK.


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

Updating entry for 08-Mar-2017; flew Victoria-Int'l, BC - Great Falls, MT - Rapid City, SD - Olathe, KS 08/10-Mar-2017. Aircraft had previously been parked at Victoria since 20-May-2016.

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


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

Updating entry for 09-Mar-2017; Flew Kuujjuaq, QC - Keflavík 10-Mar-2017 on its delivery flight to Air Seychelles. The aircraft is being flown by World Wide Ferry.

MSN 945 - DHC-6-400 C-GFAP
Viking Air Ltd. (Air Seychelles)
Calgary-Int'l, AB 09-Mar-2017
Dave Subelack Photo

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

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 09-Mar-2017


693 - DHC-6-300 C-GKCS Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY - Calgary-Int'l, AB 08/09-Mar-2017 returning from Antarctica.



900 - DHC-6-400 N915VK Air Seychelles (TVPX ARS Inc., Trustee)


Updating entry for 08-Mar-2017; flew Keflavík - Malmö - Nis  09/10-Mar-2017 as it continues on delivery to the Seychelles. The flight is being operated by World Wide Ferry.

MSN 900 - DHC-6-400 N915VK
Air Seychelles (TVPX ARS Inc.)
Calgary-Int'l, AB 06-Mar-2017
Dave Subelack Photo

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


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


Updating entry for 08-Mar-2017; flew Victoria-Int'l, BC - Great Falls, MT - Rapid City, SD 08/09-Mar-2017. Aircraft had previously been parked at Victoria since 20-May-2016.

MSN 941 - DHC-6-400 C-GVOT
Viking Air Ltd.
Victoria-Int'l, BC 20-May-2016
Tim Martin Photo


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


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


Updating entry for 08-Mar-2017; Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Kuujjuaq, QC 09-Mar-2017 on its delivery flight to Air Seychelles. The aircraft had arrived in Calgary on 17-Feb-2017 for painting by Kenn Borek Air. The delivery flight is being operated by World Wide Ferry.

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


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 08-Mar-2017



MSN 54 - DHC-6-100 C-GRDD
North-Wright Airways Photo


MSN 371 - DHC-6-300 C-FCPV
PAL Airlines Ltd.
Calgary-Int'l, AB 06-Mar-2017
Dave Subelack Photo


MSN 211 - DHC-6-200 N321CY
Jump Run Aviation
Tortuguero, PR
Javier Cormona Photo


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


Flew Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY - Calgary-Int'l, AB 07/08-Mar-2017 on return from Antarctica.


900 - DHC-6-400 N915VK Air Seychelles (TVPX ARS Inc., Trustee)


Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Stony Rapids, SK - Iqaluit, NU - Keflavík 07/08-Mar-2017 on delivery to the Seychelles. The flight is being operated by World Wide Ferry.

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

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

Flew Victoria-Int'l, BC - Great Falls, MT - Rapid City, SD 08-Mar-2017. Aircraft had previously been parked at Victoria since 20-May-2016

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

Flight planned for Calgary-Int'l, AB - Iqaluit, NU 08-Mar-2017 on its delivery flight to Air Seychelles. The aircraft had arrived in Calgary on 17-Feb-2017 for painting by Kenn Borek Air. At the time of writing, this aircraft has not departed Calgary as yet.

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

Registration cancelled 07-Mar-2017 on export to Russian Federation as RA-67297.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 05-Mar-2017



As noted in yesterday's entry, N915VK flew from southern California to Calgary in preparation for its delivery flight to Air Seychelles.

MSN 900 - DHC-6-400 N915VK
TVPX ARS Trustee (Air Seychelles)
Calgary-Int'l, AB 05-Mar-2017
Regent Aircraft Services

MSN 17 - DHC-6-100 C-FSCA
Trans West Air
Gordon Dent Photo, via Dale Tiedeman

Air Vanuatu's YJ-RV10 arrived in Cairns, QLD on 03-Mar-2017 and is seen below with thanks to Paul Howard.

MSN 679 - DHC-6-300 YJ-RV10
Air Vanuatu
Cairns, QLD 04-Mar-2017
Paul Howard Photo

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 04-Mar-2017


Brief update for today!


900 - DHC--300 N915VK TVPX ARS Inc. Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT

Flew San Bernardino, CA - Murrieta-French Valley, CA 23-Feb-2017 following painting; then flew Murrieta-French Valley, CA - Gooding, ID - Calgary-Int'l, AB 04-Mar-2017, where it will join MSN 945 C-GFAP. Both aircraft are expected to be delivered shortly to their owner in the Indian Ocean.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 03-Mar-2017



518 - DHC-6-300 C-GSOZ Unity Group Ltd., Airdrie, AB

Updating the status of this aircraft which was delivered on lease to PT Air Born Indonesia on 20-May-2013. As noted in the blog entry for 03-Nov-2015 it was de-registered in Indonesia, and restored to the Canadian register 02-Nov-2015 as C-GSOZ. The aircraft however still remains grounded at Balikpapan, Indonesia some sixteen months later.

Unity Group Ltd. aircraft C-GSOZ, MSN 518 that was previously leased to PT Air Born remains located in Balikpapan, Indonesia after being stripped following its de-registration as PK-BAF. The aircraft is seen below in 2015.

MSN 518 - DHC-6-300 C-GSOZ
Unity Group Ltd.
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 02-Mar-2017



Throwback Thursday

MSN 76 - DHC-6-100 PZ-TAU
Surinam Airways
Paramaribo Jan-1976
Erik Johannesson Collection

MSN 125 - DHC-6-100 N7661
Airspur Caribbean
San Juan-Isla Grande Mar-1971
Erik Johannesson Collection

MSN 143 - DHC-6-200
Cable Commuter Airlines
Erik Johannesson Collection



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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Twin Otter Update for 01-Mar-2017


MSN 732 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBH
Kenn Borek Air
Antarctica
Steve Bursey Photo


MSN 71 - DHC-6-100 C-GGLE
South Nahanni Airways
Fort Simpson, NT
Adrian Trigallez Photo

MSN 471 - DHC-6-300 C-GJDE
PAL Airlines/Innu Mikun
Michaels River, NL
Duane Blake Photo


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

Updating entry for yesterday; Keflavík - Iqaluit, NU - Thompson, MB - Calgary-Int'l, AB 01-Mar-2017.


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





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