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Friday, 10 July 2015

921 C-GVAT Remains in Al-Ain, 923 C-FVGY onto Amphibs & Photos for Friday

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921 - DHC-6-400 C-GVAT Planes & Parts Ltd., Turner Valley, AB

For anyone who has been following the progress of the delivery flight of C-GVAT, it currently remains on the ground in Al Ain, U.A.E.  This is not the final destination, and the aircraft will be continuing on.

C-GVAT departed Springbank, AB on 02-Jul-2015.

923 Rolled Out on Wipline 13000 Floats at Victoria

Looking  rather similar to MSN 557, European Coastal's DHC-6-300 9A-TOA (see second photo below) the Kokomo Resort DHC-6-400 C-FVGY was rolled out on amphibs at Victoria yesterday.

MSN 923 - DHC-6-400 C-FVGY
Viking Air Ltd. (Kokomo Resort)
Victoria, BC 09-Jul-2015
Tim Martin Photo
Below is MSN 557, prior to leaving Australia back in Apr-2014, with the only notable difference in paint scheme being the Aviastar titles and its distinctive orange bottomed floats. This aircraft was painted Clynes Custom Aircraft Paint in Airdrie, AB following its overhaul by Erwin Aero International.

MSN 557 - DHC-6-300 VH-AQU
Destination Unknown Services
Sydney-Bankstown, NSW Dec-2013
Lance Higgerson Photo

Photos for Friday

C-FCSL is seen below returning from a fishing charter northwest of Vancouver, BC. It was taken from a Harbour Air Cessna 185.

MSN 64 - DHC-6-100 C-FCSL
Harbour Air
NW of Vancouver, BC 23-May-1994
Erik Johannesson Photo

N838MA is seen below at Fort Lauderdale before it was delivered to Carib Air Cargo up in Palm Beach County in 1998. This aircraft crashed at Lantana, FL in Apr-1999, and the wreckage was subsequently acquired by Seaborne Airlines for parts.

MSN 188 - DHC-6-200 N838MA
World Jet Aircraft International
Fort Lauderdale-FXE 19-Dec-1996
Kenneth I. Swartz Photo

4X-AHZ below was operated by Arkia Airlines in Israel between 1989 & 1997 and is currently operated by Winair in Saint Maarten as PJ-WIJ.

MSN 533 - DHC-6-300 4X-AHZ
Tel Aviv-Sde Dov 22-Aug-1991
Kenneth I. Swartz Photo

C-GSWK was operated by Skywalker (General Aerospace dba) beginning in 1985, still carrying the colours of its previous operator, Rockwell International. After a period in Fiji, this aircraft was acquired by Ikhana Group in 2012.

MSN 87 - DHC-6-100 C-GSWK
General Aerospace Ltd.
Toronto-Island Airport
Photographer Unknown

C-GDQY is seen below in the old red & white Labrador Airways scheme. The aircraft became N808PC in Dec-2009, shedding the overall red look in favor of an all purple one.

MSN 77 - DHC-6-100 C-GDQY
Labrador Airways
Goose Bay, NL Dec-1981
Photographer Unknown