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Friday, 24 February 2017

Twin Otter Update for 24-Feb-2017



MSN 89 - DHC-6-100 N125PM
Mile-Hi Skydiving Photo


MSN 109 - DHC-6-100 N24HV
Skydive Deland Photo

MSN 48 - DHC-6-100 N202EH
Emerald Coast Skydiving Photo



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


Flew Aswan - Split 24-Feb-2017 as it continues on its delivery flight to Canada. It is expected to continue to Wick, Scotland in the next days.

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

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.