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

Our latest additions

06 October 2015 utc

For daily DHC-6 action, also check our incredible companion blog by Erik!


News! Now two new blogs for DHC-8 and DHC-7 enthusiasts / industry.

Photo: C-FGQH (106) arrives on a regular run at Vancouver's Coal Harbour - CXH. John W. Olafson © 05 September 2015
Photo:307 (892) returning to base at Lima-Iquitos. Freddy Congachi © August 2015
Photo: 305 (879) Fuerza Aérea del Perú - Ala Aérea No 5, Grupo Aéreo No 42, arriving at Iquitos - Luis Enrique Saldana © 09 July 2015
Photo: C-GVKI (897) Viking - repainted and ready for the 50th Anniversary Celebration Tour -Tim Martin © 26 June 2015 - Erik Johannesson Collection
A "work in progress" - using as a starting point, the extensive research and photo collections of Michael J. Ody. Thanks Mike!

Note: October 2015 - 45 months into this venture, we have had over 118,980 unique visits!

Twin Otter Archive © January 2012 - October 2015

Webmaster: Neil C. Aird

If you can help to cover some of our ongoing expenses - please chip in - Thankyou.

This website has absolutely no corporate support.

Our sincere thanks to our nine supporters for helping out the cause since we began!

Ken T (ON) twice!, Arnold V (SK), Ken S (ON), Kjell G (NO) three times!, Donald B (AB), Stephan B (D), Lars F (NO), Keith F (ON), Herb W (CH).

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 - 84 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
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.

Design and photo: Neil Aird © 1999

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