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Monday, 30 March 2015

244 N244AD Continues to Santa Maria, 834 N463BA Returns to Service

244 - DHC-6-300 N244AD Texas Air Services Inc., Dickinson, TX


  • Bermuda-Int'l (TXKA/BDA) - Santa Maria, Azores (LPAZ/SMA)

N244AD departed Bermuda this morning bound for Santa Maria. At the time of writing it is just under 600nm N/NE of Bermuda.

With MSN 834 N463BA below now back flying again, the number of operational legacy model Twin Otters climbs to 480 aircraft.

834 - DHC-6-300 N463BA National Aerotech Delaware Inc., Wilmington, DE


  • Macon, GA (KMCN/MCN) - Fort Lauderdale-Executive, FL (KFXE/FXE)


  • Fort Lauderdale-Executive, FL (KFXE/FXE) - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (MBPV/PLS)
  • Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (MBPV/PLS) - Saint Croix, USVI (TISX/STX)
  • Saint Croix, USVI (TISX/STX) - Bridgetown, Barbados (TBPB/BGI)

The flight plan for N463BA popped up yesterday as it made its way to Fort Lauderdale-Executive, FL. The plan indicated a point of departure as Macon, however it appears to have originated at National Aerotech's base in Hampton, GA.

This aircraft is the former Fuerza Aérea Ecuatoriana FAE-449, which crashed in the Rio Anzu, Ecuador back on 20-Jan-2011. It was subsequently completely rebuilt by National Aerotech. 

Judging by the paint scheme, I would expect the destination to be SVG Air of Saint Vincent & The Grenadines.

MSN 834 - DHC-6-300 N463BA
National Aerotech Aviation Delaware
Hampton, GA 29-Mar-2015
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