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The World's most comprensive website on the DHC-6 Twin Otter series aircraft, photographs and accurate data.

24 April 2017 utc

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Photo: VP-FBB (738); VP-FBL (839); VP-FAZ (748); VP-FBC (787) "The fleet's in" The group grace the Port Stanley ramp. Gus Liney © 17 October 2002
Photo: 8Q-MAL (321) at Kuredu, Maldive Islands - Stephen John Rendle © 11 April 2009
Photo: TF-NLD (475) at Akureyri, Iceland - Karl Karlsson © 21 March 2017
Photo: C-FSCA (17) when fairly new with Trans West - Gordon Dent © Date unknown - Dale Tiedeman Collection
Photo: C-FJFR (784) at Kangiqsualujjuaq (George River) CYLU, Québec - Ryan Orshinsky © 03 October 2015
A "work in progress" - using as a starting point, the extensive research and photo collections of Michael J. Ody. Thanks Mike - RIP!

Note: April 2017 - 64 months into this venture, we have had over 186,870 unique visits!

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Compilation, additional detailed research and photographs - by our team members:

Erik Johannesson, Ian S. Macintosh, and Neil C. Aird. A special thanks to photographer Tim Martin.

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

We acknowledge donation of the fine work contributed by many photographers, worldwide.

Master Index

844 Legacy & 116 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 - This is very much a team effort!
Credits - Photographic work and information
Abbreviations page - Provinces and States
How you can help? - Where we have no images yet - do you have one to submit?
How to get in touch with us - TOA "at"
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"TwinOtterSpotter" blog

by data specialist / colleague Erik Johannesson

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.

George passed away at age 97 on 04 April 2016 RIP sir!

Design and photo: Neil Aird © 1999

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