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Photo: ST-AHV (765) on the Downsview ramp, going to UNICEF in Sudan. DHC © July 1981 - Erik Johannesson Collection
Photo: C-GFVT (919) the future RA-67286 safely at Anadyr. Michail A. Mardamshin © 29 April 2015
Photo: C-GVKI (897) Viking's Demonstrator at Victoria, British Columbia. -Tim Martin © 20 April 2015 - Erik Johannesson Collection
Photo: C-GIZF (549) at Goose Bay - Air Labrador © 2014 - Erik Johannesson Collection
Photo: EA62 (508) on a photo shoot from Downsview. DHC © October 1976 - Erik Johannesson Collection
Photo: RA-67281 (860) in her day to day operations. © Michail A. Mardamshin
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Note: May 2015 - 40 months into this venture, we have had over 104,170 unique visits!

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Compilation, additional research and photographs: Ian S. Macintosh, Erik Johannesson and Neil C. Aird.

Suplemental archival research Erich Kunz, Ian M. Macdonald, Terry Judge and Sheldon D. Benner.

We acknowledge donation of the fine work supplied by many photographers, worldwide. See the credits section.

Master Index - 844 Legacy - 82 Viking Air so far.
Explanation - How to navigate an individual Aircraft Data History Page - Sample
Biography of Michael J. Ody - by George Trussell
About the authors - Your main crew
Credits - Photographic work and information
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This website is not affiliated in any way with Bombardier Aerospace, or Viking Aircraft Limited, although we are huge fans of these two fine companies. The content has been prepared from Public Information, the private research records of the late Michael J. Ody, and generous contributions from the authors, enthusiasts, photographers and spotters worldwide. Images freely added, cannot be removed.
Please note: Images freely submitted to "TwinOtterSpotter" may also appear on "TwinOtterArchive" or vice versa.

Designed by Neil Aird for the Royal Candian Mint, a $20.00 coin honouring George A. Neal, test pilot of de Havilland Canada.

Design and photo: Neil Aird © 1999

Sketches for coin certificate: VP-FBC (787) and CF-TVO (334) Neil Aird © 1999
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