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Series 100

N950SA • N950SM • VH-OTA


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

• N950SA de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 28-Nov-1967. First flight 13-Dec-1967.

• N950SM Re regd 21-Dec-1967.

• N950SM MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Delivered 23-Dec-1967.

• N950SM Skymark Airlines, Sacramento, CA. Regd 23-Dec-1967.

• N950SM Skymark Airlines merged with Aero Commuter, Long Beach, CA - March 28, 1969.

• N950SM Aero Commuter was renamed Golden West Airlines, Los Angeles, CA - July 15, 1969.

• N950SM Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA. Regd 19-Jun-1969.

• N950SM Leased to Frontier Airlines (Fln 950), Denver, CO. Regd 24-Oct-1970.

• N950SM Returned to Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA. Regd Apr-1974.

Note: However, it was observed operating in the basic Frontier Airlines livery in a cargo configuration at many airports around California that were not normally served by Golden West Airlines.

• N950SM Air Associates, Plymouth, MA. Regd 22-Apr-1983.

• N950SM Leased to Mountain Air Cargo, Denver, CO. Mar-1984.

• N950SM Sold to Mountain Air Cargo, Denver, CO., Regd Feb-1987.

• N950SM Jimmy & Wilma Godwin, dba Umatilla Aviation Services Umatilla, FL. Regd 27-Feb-1991.

• N950SM Transferred to Wilma Goodwin, dba Umatilla Aviation Services, Umatilla, FL., 01-Oct-1991.

• N950SM Re named Umatilla Aviation Services, Umatilla, FL. Regd 19-Oct-1992.

• N950SM Leased to Paradrop Club, Laurel, DE. Regd 1995.

• N950SM Returned to Umatilla Aviation Services, Umatilla, FL. Regd 1995.

• N950SM Sold to First Security Bank of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT - November 10, 1995. Regd 08-Dec 1995.

Arrived Sydney (Bankstown) on completion of the ferry flight from the United States - January 01, 1996.

• VH-OTA Sydney Air Tours, Sydney, Australia. Regd 27-Feb-1996. Canx 23-Feb-1996, operated by Sydney Skydiving Centre. Location details currently unknown. Possibly Wilton Parachute Club, Wilton Field, Sydney, NSW. (See below).

• VH-OTA Mobile Carpet Cleaning Factory, Bankstown, NSW. Regd by Jan-2002.

• VH-OTA Continued lease to Sydney Skydiving. Regd Jan-2002. Withdrawn from use 2005 at Wilton Airport. Canx 18-Jul-2006.

Note: Used for spares reduction at Wilton Parachute club near Sydney. Late 2009 purchased by Blue Wing Airline N.V. Paramaribo. Surinam.

Note: Rebuilt by C J Aerospace. Miranda, Sydney. NSW. Prior to delivery to Blue Wing Airline.

• VH-BVS Blue Wing Airline N.V., Paramaribo, Surinam. Operated by CJ Aerospace Pty Ltd. Miranda, NSW. Regd 05-Aug-2014.

• VH-BVS Istlecote Pty., Ltd., Runaway Bay, QLD. for operation by Seair Pacific.

Ferried Sydney-Bankstown, SW - Gold Coast, QLD 17-Jun-2016. Appears to have entered service 29-Jun-2016 on the Gold Coast, QLD - Lady Elliot Island, QLD., route.

• VH-BVS Kaut Pty., Ltd., Runaway Bay, QLD. Regd 30-Aug-2017. Lease to Istlecote Pty., Ltd., continues.

• Current •


Photo: Unknown photographer © Unknown date - Michael J. Ody Collection
N950SM serving with Golden West.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N950SM in California still in Frontier colours.
Photo: Gary Vincent © December 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-OTA in skydiving service.
Photo: Rob Tracz © Unknown date - Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 2007 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-BVS at Wagga-Wagga during and after rebuild / mods.
Photo: Robert Meyers © September 2014 - Erik Johannesson Collection
Photos: Michael Greenhill © 25 October 2014
VH-BVS at Bankstown - YSBK, NSW.
Photo: Lance Higgerson © 28 November 2014