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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Aircraft Movements & Photo Update

464 - DHC-6-300 C-GPOQ Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB
  • Grenada-Point Salines (TGPY/GND) - St. Thomas, USVI (TIST/STT)
  • St. Thomas, USVI (TIST/STT) - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (MBPV/PLS)
  • Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (MBPV/PLS) - Fort Lauderdale-Exec, FL (KFXE/FXE)
C-GPOQ has been absent from Canada since departing on 28-Sep-2012, and would appear to be heading towards home.
642 - DHC-6-300 C-GSGF Sanders Geophysics, Ottawa ON
The Sanders Twin Otter had left Canada again back in Jul-2013 bound  Tunisia, where it has remained until now.
  • Carthage, Tunisia (DTTA/TUN) - Lyon-Saint Exupery, France (LFLL/LYS)
869 - DHC-6-400 N153QS Wells Fargo Bank NW, Salt Lake City, UT
Updating yesterday's entry, N153QS has safely arrived in Honolulu, HI with a crossing time of  14 hours and 45 minutes from McMinnville, OR.
It is expected the aircraft will continue the delivery flight after required crew rest in Honolulu.
876 - DHC-6-400 N400GZ Ground Zero Solutions LLC, Alexandria, VA
As seen in the photograph below, N400GZ has now departed Victoria in order to receive pre-delivery modifications at Rampart Aviation in North Carolina.
  • Victoria, BC (CYYJ/YYJ) - Spokane-Felts Field, WA (KSFF/SFF)
  • Spokane-Felts Field, WA (KSFF/SFF) - Custer, SD (KCUT/CUT)
  • Custer, SD (KCUT/CUT) - Mount Sterling, IL (I63)
881 - DHC-6-400 C-GVEP Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC
C-GVEP continues its journey today with a departure from Vilnius, Lithuania where it had arrived yesterday.
For a nice selection of photographs of C-GVEP at the MAKS Exhibition in Moscow, you can check the following:
  • Vilnius-International, Lithuania (EYVI/VNO) - Wroclaw-Strachowice, Poland (EPWR/WRO)
Photo Update
MSN 884 C-FVAM arrived in Victoria yesterday from the paint shop in Spokane, and is destined for Hải Quân Việt Nam as VNT-772
MSN 884 - DHC-6-400 C-FVAM
Viking Air Ltd. (Vietnam Navy)
Victoria, BC 06-Sep-2013
Tim Martin Photo

MSN 876 N400GZ departed Victoria yesterday en route to the Rampart Aviation facility in North Raleigh, NC where it will undergo modifications prior to delivery to the United Arab Emirates.

MSN 876 - DHC-6-400 N400GZ
Ground Zero Solutions LLC
Victoria, BC 06-Sep-2013
Tim Martin Photo
A Zimex Aviation Twin Otter is certainly accustomed to working in a sandy environment, but not often the beach variety. HB-LOK is seen below at Traigh Mhòr in Oct-2000 operating the British Airways service to Glasgow.
MSN 658 - DHC-6-300 HB-LOK
Zimex Aviation
Traigh Mhòr, Scotland 20-Oct-2000
Pigalle Photo