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Monday, 1 February 2016

Aircraft Update for 01-Feb-2016

Below is a link to a Vimeo based 3 minutes’ teaser of a spectacular 1.5 hr Twin Otter video showing extreme STOL field operations in the Himalaya in the mid eighties. At that time all the STOL fields were "dirt" strips. 

We were 3 pilots from Widerøe Airline of Norway, which were one of the Worlds largest operators of Twin Otters. I was there for 3 years which was the longest period. Our STOL procedures was approved by ICAO. The Canadian Twin Otter expert Capt. Frank Black was sent by ICAO to assist us. We flew on the famous Tenzing-Hillary Airport also known as Lukla, which is often rated: “The Worlds Most Dangerous Airport”. There are many other spectacular airports in the video with “pilots view from the cockpit of Take Offs and Landings. The full  1.5hr. video may be bought for a small fee. Check it Out! 

If video does not play - it can be viewed at this link:

593 - DHC-6-300 N564D AMS Cloud TO 593 LLC, Delray Beach, FL (Aviation Mgmt Sales)

N564D continues on its delivery flight to Switzerland, having flown Bermuda - Santa Maria on 31-Jan-2016 and at the time of writing is north of Pamplona, Spain.

655 - DHC-6-300 9N-AKM Air Tara, Kathmandu

Registered to Southern Aircraft Consultancy, Bungay, UK (trustee for Aerostar Bravo Ltd.) 29-Jan-2016 as N106WF.

732 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBH Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB

Flew Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX - Calgary-Int'l, AB 31-Jan/01-Feb-2016 on return from Antarctica. C-GKBH had left Calgary back on 09-Nov-2015.

MSN 932 passed by Tim Martin's camera on 25-Jan-2016, allowing for a less rainy shot than had previously been possible.

MSN 932 - DHC-6-400 C-FMJO
Viking Air Ltd.
Victoria-Int'l, BC 25-Jan-2016
Tim Martin Photo

935 - DHC-6-400 C-FVIK Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Spokane, WA - Victoria, BC 31-Jan-2016 after painting, and is seen in the photo below on arrival, with thanks to Tim Martin.

MSN 935 - DHC-6-400 C-FVIK
Viking Air Ltd.
Victoria-Int'l, BC 31-Jan-2016
Tim Martin Photo

936 - DHC-6-400 C-FGAL Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Spokane, WA 30-Jan-2016 for painting.