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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100
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Series 100

N16430 • VH-EMW • CF-CIJ • C-FCIJ • D-IHDC • C-GSOL 


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

• N16430 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 17-Sep-1967. First flight 11-Oct-1967.

Note: Accepted by East West Airlines at Downsview 28-Oct-1967, and turned over to ferry contractor for delivery.

• N16430 Delivered to Air Capital International Inc., Augusta, KS. Accepted at Downsview on 28--Oct-1967.

Ferried to Australia by Air Capital International Inc, Augusta, KS, 28-Oct-1967. Arrived Tamworth on completion of the ferry flight - November 10, 1967.

• VH-EWM East West Airlines, Tamworth, NSW. Regd 19-Dec-1967.

Note: Aircraft acquired for a rain-making contract with CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, for an initial period of two years. It operated under contract in Tasmania between 27-Dec-1967 to 14-Oct-1969. CSIRO logo shown on rear fuselage. See additional note below.

• (VH-EWM) An intended lease to NSW Aerial Ambulance Service to cover the maintenance on VH-AMB (Beech B200) did not proceed.

• VH-EWM Leased to TAA - Trans Australia Airlines. Regd 03-May 1969.

• VH-EWM Returned to East West Airlines, Tamworth, NSW on termination of lease. Regd 27-Sep-1969.

Note: Continued use by CSIRO as late as 1971.

• VH-EWM Leased to MMA - MacRobertson Miller Airlines. Regd 19-Nov-1971.

Note: Operated Perth-Guildford – Geraldton charter four times a week. Whilst in service with MMA it sported a round sticker “On charter to MMA” with their red delta motive.

• VH-EWM Returned to East West Airlines, Tamworth, NSW. May-1972. Canx 01-Dec-1972.

• VH-EWM Sold to Bannock Aerospace, Toronto, ON., by ATI (the Ansett Group). 29-Nov-1972.

• CF-CIJ Sold to Arctic Air, Edmonton, AB. Regd. 04-Jan-1973.

• CF-CIJ Sold or leased to to St. Andrews Airways, Winnipeg, MB. Regd Mar-1974.

• CF-CIJ Sold to Calm Air, Lynn Lake, MB. Later, Thompson, MB. Regd May-1978.

• C-FCIJ Sold or leased to Calm Air (Canadian Airlines Partner). Jun-1978. Canx 27-May-1982. Sale reported Calm Air International, Thompson, MB.17-Jun-1982. Re regd 22-Feb-1990. Canx 04-Jun-1991 on export to Germany.

• D-IDHC Sold to Air Service Wildgruber, Fredrichshafen, Germany. 05-Feb-1991.

Note: Seen with Performance Designs logos in Belgium Aug-1996.

• D-IDHC Operated for Skydive Portugal Circa 2001 & 2002.

• D-IDHC Operated for JIP Aviacion, Spain. Circa 2003, Also seen as such in Spain, Sep & Dec 2004.

• D-IDHC Returned to Air Service Wildgruber, Hamburg, Germany. Canx 05-Apr-2005.

Note: Whilst under German registration acted as a paradropper mainly in Spain and Portugal as noted above but also operated at other locations in Europe when required for competitions.

Note: Reported as ferried via Lincoln, NB, Birmingham, AL and the Bahamas to Havana, Cuba between 07 & 09-May-2006.

Ferried Altenrhein, Switzerland – Wick, UK 06-Apr-2005.

• C-GSOL Sold to 3119378 Canada Inc., (South Nahanni Airways), Fort Simpson, NT Regd 19-Jul-2005. Canx 30-Oct-2007.

Noted repeatedly at Springbank during 2007; 29-Apr-2007 in basic SNA c/s, no titles or logos; 31-Oct-2007 & 26-Nov-2007 in full South Nahanni Airways c/s; then again 01- Apr-2008 in basic SNA c/s, no titles or logos. It was noted at Boundary Bay, BC 23-May-2009 in full SNA c/s.

• C-GSOL Leased to Westpoint Air International Ltd., Calgary, AB. Regd 31-Mar-2008. Canx 15-Sep-2008.

• C-GGLE Returned to 3119378 Canada Inc., (South Nahanni Airways), Fort Simpson, NT. Regd 17-Sep- 2008. Re regd & 06-Oct-2008. Canx 07-Dec-2014.

Flew 13-Dec-2014 Vancouver, BC - Fort St. John, BC. Departed Vancouver after having been present there since the 28-Oct-2014 at Pacific Avionics.

• C-GGLE 3119378 Canada Inc., (South Nahanni Airways), Fort Simpson, NT. Re regd 02-Jun-2016.

Note: Arrived Pitt Meadows, BC 12-Oct-2016 for float removal at Coast Dog Aviation. Departed Pitt Meadows, BC 18-Nov-2016 bound for Fort Simpson, NT.

• Current •


VH-EWM at Llanherne / Hobart - YMHB, Tasmania.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 26 December 1967 - John Rodger Collection - Aird Archives
VH-EWM at Sydney.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 26 April 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-EWM EAST-WEST, with early titles.
Photo: N.B.W © c. December 1969 - Ody Collection
VH-EWM at Bankstown - YSBK, NSW.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 05 February 1970 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
VH-EWM at Melbourne while under charter to CSIRO - Radio Physics Division.
Close up below: Detail of CSIRO rain making / seeding equipment.
Photo: David Bell © May 1971 - Jay Sherlock Collection - Aird Archives
VH-EWM at Perth - YPPH, WA.
Photo: Bob Wiseman © Date unknown - Lance Higgerson Collection
CF-CIJ at Eagle Farm, Queensland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 05 January 1974- John Rodger Collection - Aird Archives
CF-CIJ at Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Photo: Unknown photographer © September 1974 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-FCIJ of CalmAir at Toronto, Ontario.
Photo: Chris Buckley © 10 March 1991 - Aird Archives
Photo: Cas Caswell © April 1991 - Erik Johannesson Collection
Photo: Michael J. Ody © April 1991 - Aird Archives
D-IDHC stripped of former markings, at Toronto - CYYZ, Ontario.
Photo: Andrew Cline © 25 May 1991 - Michael J. Ody Collection
D-IDHC at Altenrhein / St.Gallen, Switzerland.
Photo: Paul Schüpbach © May 2002 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GGLE at Fort Simpson, NT.
Photo: Adrien Trigallez © 09 March 2015 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GGLE at Pitt Meadows, British Columbia.
Photo: Dale Floyd © 2020 - Aird Archives