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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100
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Series 100



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

• D-IDHA de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 11-Mar-1968. First flight 19-Mar-1968.

• D-IDHA General Air, Hamburg, Gemany. “Sylt”, Delivered 28-Mar-1968.

• D-IDHA Syd-Aero AB, Stockholm, Sweden. Purchased 26-Oct-1973.

Note: Departed Hamburg on delivery to Sweden 26-Oct-1973.

• SE-FTE Syd-Aero AB, Stockholm, Sweden. Regd 26-Oct-1973.

• SE-FTE MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Purchased 22-Jun-1977.

Delivered via Frankfurt, Germany-Glasgow, Scotland- Reykjavic, Iceland 22-Jun-1977.

• N67CA MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Regd 22-Jun-1977.

• N67CA Leased to Coastal Air, St. Croix, USVI. 10-Sep-1977.

Note: There was a ”Coastal” between 1975 and 1990.

Airworthiness date 09-Sep-1977.

• N67CA Returned to MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Regd May-1978.

• N67CA Pilgrim Airlines, Groton-New London Airport, CT. Regd May-1978.

• N129PM Pilgrim Airlines, Groton-New London Airport, CT. Re-regd Aug-1979.

• N129PM Name change to Business Express Airlines, Westport, CT., after merger with Pilgrim. (stored Groton, CT). Regd date unknown.

Note - on t/o roll nr 1 pump low pressure could not satisfy engine high power requirements, therefore automatic changeover system activated nr 2 pump, which is normal. However, when a partial failure occurs such as this the above results, ie - number 1 and number 2 flicker on and off.

• N129PM JMF Aircraft, Mystic, CO (stored Groton CT). Regd 30-Dec-1986.

• N129PM Joseph M. Fugere, Mystic, CT. Regd 21-Jan-1987.

• N129PM Leased to Wiggins Airways, Manchester, NH. Regd 1990.

• N129PM Returned to JMF Aircraft, (J M Fugere, Mystic, CT. Regd date poss 20-Jan-1999.

• N129PM Leased to Freefall Express, Deland, FL. Regd 1992.

• N129PM Freefall Express Inc., Keene, NH. Regd 09-Feb-2001.

Note: Between 1995 and 2013 there were several instances of parachutists suffering fatal accidents after exiting the aircraft.  In none of the incidents was the aircraft involved...

• N129PM Re regd 03-Dec-2001 Freefall Express Inc., Gardiner, NY

• N129PM Registered to Freefall Express Inc., Gardiner, NY. Registered 06-Feb-2019.

• Current •

SE-FTE with SYD AERO at Stockholm, Sweden.
Photo: Unknown photographer © c. 1973-1977 - Jay Sherlock Collection - Aird Archives
N67CA at Tampa, Florida.
Photo: Unknown photographer © September 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N129PM of Pilgrim Airlines in storage at Groton, Connecticut.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1986 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N129PM at Hyannis - KHYA, Massachussetts.
Photo: W.K. Heron © 17 September 1988 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N129PM as a jump ship at DeLand, Florida.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1995 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N129PM at Winter Haven / Gilbert Field - GIF, Florida.
Photo: Mario Richard © 08 April 2013
N129PM of FREEFALL EXPRESS at Lake Wales - X07, Florida.
Photo: Derek Heley © 06 April 2016 - Aird Archives