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CF-TFX

C-FTFX

• Registration • Activity and details of Owner/Operator and other historical information

CF-TFX de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 17-Nov-1971. First flight 17-Nov1971.

CF-TFX Wardair Canada, Edmonton AB. Delivered 18-Jan-1972.

CF-TFX Sold to Ptarmigan Airways Yellowknife, NT. Regd 19-Dec-1979.

Accident: 30-Mar-1982. Sustained substantial damage in collision with snow bank on landing; location unknown; repairable.

C-FTFX Re regd to Ptarmigan Airways Yellowknife, NT. Regd Mar-1980 Canx 30-Oct-1996.

CADORS Kennedy Camp, NT 24-Apr-1995. Flight crew observed station 60 damage during a walk around, upon return to yellowknife ice strip. Following examination by maintenance, the aircraft was ferried to yellowknife for repairs.

CADORS Yellowknife Bay, NT. 26-Jul-1996. The float-equipped aircraft was on approach when a boat appeared to deliberately pull out into the path of the landing aircraft. The pilot aborted the landing and notified FSS who reported the incident to the RCMP.

CADORS Yellowknife, NT. 08-May-1997. The aircraft was doing circuits on Yellowknife East Bay and suffered a birdstrike. It struck a loon while taxiing, however there was no damage to the aircraft.

CADORS Yellowknife East Bay, NT. 09-Aug-1987. The pilot of the aircraft operating for First Air contacted Yellowknife FSS at 0226Z requesting weather and twilight information for Yellowknife and was advised of the 0510Z twilight time. At 0507Z, the pilot reported to FSS being 25 miles out, inbound for East Bay. FSS reminded the pilot of the twilight time, but the pilot indicated he had to proceed and the aaircraft landed without incident at East Bay at 0528Z.

CADORS Kugluktuk, NU. 20-Oct-2000. The pilot drove a snowmobile that was to be loaded onto the a/c, around the apron area at Kugluktuk airport twice without authorisation. Airport personnel noted that many of the residents of the community own snowmobiles and keeping them off the airport is an ongoing educational issue. Staff advised the pilot that snow machines were not permitted airside, only vehicles driven by individuals with a valid AVOP, but the pilot went onto the apron area again without authorisation. When pilot was talked to again he was less than co-operative!

C-FTFX Merged with Bradley Air Services, Carp, ON. Regd 17-Jan-1997.Canx 24-Jun-1998. Regd 24-Jun-1998. Canx 27-Jun-2001.

C-FTFX Arctic Sunwest Charters, (171817 Canada Inc.) Yellowknife, NT. Regd 27-Jun-2001 & 19-Feb-2007 28-Aug-2012. Canx 10-Sep-2012.

C-FTFX Merged with Summit Air, (8199400 Canada Inc.) Yellowknife, NT. Regd 11-Sep-2012. Re regd 22-May-2013. Regd 30-Aug-2018. Canx 13-May-2019.

CADORS Yellowknife NT. 16-Aug-2015 The aircraft on a flight to Yellowknife (Water), NT, failed to report on the water after landing at CEN9. Dispatch was contacted and confirmed that the aircraft had landed safely. No operational impact.

CADORS Fort St. John BC 11-May-2016. The aircraft from Yellowknife, NT to Fort St. John, BC was inbound to Fort St. John, BC, and called when they were already within the restricted Forest Fire Airspace area to the north/north-west of Fort St. John, BC. The aircraft seemed to be aware of the existence of the restricted airspace, but not aware of its dimensions or height. The aircraft was around 5500 feet mean sea level (MSL); the restricted airspace is from the surface to 7000 feet MSL.

CADORS 04-Aug-2016. was en route to Back River, NT from Yellowknife/Water Aerodrome, NT. 65 nautical miles North East of Yellowknife/Water Aerodrome, NT, the crew reported that the right engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27) had been losing power and they shut it down. A return to Yellowknife/Water Aerodrome, NT was initiated. No emergency was declared and no assistance was required. It was discovered that a seal was leaking and engine oil had been lost.

CADORS Yellowknife NT. 17-Jul-2017. was en route to Back River, NT from Yellowknife/Water Aerodrome, NT (CEN9). 65 nautical miles North East of CEN9, the crew reported that the right engine (Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27) had been losing power and they shut it down. A return to CEN9 was initiated. No emergency was declared and no assistance was required. It was discovered that a seal was leaking and engine oil had been lost.

Flew Bar River – Oshawa on 25-Nov-2018 and Oshawa – Wilmington, Nassau – Panama City 28/30-Nov-2018.

Flew via Panama City - Nassau - Wilmington, NC - Sault Ste. Marie, ON 25/26-Feb-2019 returning from Antarctica.

C-FTFX Registered to ALCI Aviation Ltd., Oshawa, ON. 13-May-2019.

Note Seen wearing Parachute School of Toronto on an unknown date. Based at Baldwin - CSB9, on which is South of Lake Simcoe.

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• Revised format Dec-2018 • Change of format 26-Jan-2019 and additions of CADORS • Added one image 24-Jun-2019

CF-TFX gets a hoist.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © July 1981 - Michael J. Ody Collection
CF-TFX at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © February 1982 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FTFX in Ptarmigan new colours at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © January 1984 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FTFX a one ski Twin Otter.
Photo: Unknown photographer © June 1986 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FTFX powerless at Yellowknife - CYZF.
Photo: Henry Tenby © 26 October 1991 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FTFX on the ice at Yellowknife.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © March 1994 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FTFX of ARCTIC SUNWEST at Yellowknife - CYZF.
Photo: Dietmar Schreiber © June 2009 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FTFX of SUMMIT AIR, at Yellowknife.
Photo: Ian Ellington © 04 June 2016
C-FTFX with the Parachute School of Toronto, at Baldwin, near Sutton, Ontario.
Photo: Talezone2wheels © 2019 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FTFX at CPB9 - Baldwin, Ontario, watching the grass grow.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 22 June 2019