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Monday, 27 July 2015

Loganair Wins PSO Contract, N223AL goes to CSPA Nationals, N888PV to Honolulu?

Loganair Awarded Scottish Public Service Obligation Contract

As expected, Loganair has now been officially awarded the Scottish Government's Public Service Obligation contract for the next four years. Coinciding with the contract, additional services have been added with an increase of flights to Tiree and Barra, and an improvement to the schedule for Campbeltown.

Loganair currently operates two DHC-6-400's (G-HIAL and G-SGTS) leased from Highlands & Islands Airports Ltd., and one DHC-6-300 (G-BVVK). One other DHC-6-300 is parked at Glasgow awaiting return to the lessor.

MSN 917 - DHC-6-400 G-HIAL
Highlands & Islands Airports Ltd. (Loganair)
Barra, Scotland
STV Photo

Chukotavia's RA-67281 is seen below in the fine company of Douglas DC-3 N12BA owned by Yesterday's Wings of Port Charlotte, FL. It, along with DC-3 N400MF are tracing the historic Alaska-Siberia route which originated in Great Falls, MT. Both DC-3's will eventually reach Moscow to participate in the MAKS 2015 Air & Space Show.

MSN 860 - DHC-6-400 RA-67281
Anadyr, Russia 27-Jul-2015
Mikhail Mardamshin Photo

223 - DHC-6-200 N223AL Win Win Aviation, Wake Forest, NC


  • Gimli, MB (CYGM/YGM) - Saskatoon, SK (CYXE/YXE)
  • Saskatoon, SK (CYXE/YXE) - Westlock, AB (CES4)

As I had suspected when writing yesterday's entry for N223AL, it is heading towards the Edmonton Skydive facility, located at Westlock, AB. The Canadian CSPA National Championships are underway there beginning today.

MSN 223 - DHC-6-200 N223AL
Win Win Aviation
Val d'Or, QC 26-Jul-2015
Jean-Philippe Richard Photo

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

620 - DHC-6-300 N888PV Montecito New York LLC, Scottsdale, AZ (CAAMS Leasing)


  • McMinnville, OR (KMMV/MMV) - Honolulu, HI (PHNL/HNL)

In a replay of yesterday's flight plan, which did not actually depart from McMinnville, N888PV is again expected to depart this morning for Honolulu.

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


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