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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
N469TS
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Series 200

F-OCLV • F-GELV • F-OHKV • ZS-OLD • ZS-ORJ • 5H-MUW • ZS-SBL

N469TS

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

• F-OCLV de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 15-Jul-1968. First flight 26-Aug-1968.

• F-OCLV RAI - Reseau Aerien Interinsulaire, Papeete, Tahiti. Delivered 05-Sep-1968.

• F-OCLV Became Air Polynesie, Papeete, Tahiti. Regd Jan-1970.

• F-OCLV Sold to Air Service Nantes, Nantes, France. Regd 23-Dec-1985.

• F-OCLV Re-regd to Air Service Nantes, Nantes, France. Regd 30.-Jul-1986.

• F-GELV Sold to Aero France (opf Emery Worldwide). Regd Jan-1988.

• F-GELV Returned to Air Service Nantes, Nantes, France. Regd date unknown.

• F-GELV Leased to Wallisair. Regd 1990.

• F-GELV Change of name to Aero Services Executive, Nantes, France. Regd date unknown 1991.

• F-GELV Aero Service Executive, Paris, France 10-Apr-1994.

• F-OHKF Aviation Sans Frontieres, Luanda, Angola. Regd 22-Apr-1994.

• ZS-OLD Sold to Warren & Long Services. Regd 08-Apr-1999.

• ZS-OLD Leased to Kivu Air. Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Regd May-2000.

• ZS-OLD Returned to Warren & Long Services. Regd 2000.

• ZS-ORJ Sold to Gallovents Ten, Lanseria SA. Regd Jun-2000.

• ZS-ORJ Leased to Naturelink Charters, Pretoria, SA. Regd Jun-2000

• ZS-ORJ Returned to Gallovents Ten, Lanseria SA. 2001.

• ZS-ORJ Leased to Tassili Airlines, Algiers, Algeria. Regd 12-Oct-2001.

• ZS-ORJ Returned to Gallovents Ten, Lanseria SA. Regd 2002.

• ZS-ORJ Sold to Executive Turbine, Lanseria, SA. Jun-2002.

• ZS-ORJ Leased to Tassili Airlines, Algiers, Algeria. Regd Jun-2002.

• ZS-ORJ Returned to Executive Turbine, Lanseria, SA. Sep-2002.

5H-MUW Regional Air Services. Arusha, Kenya. Regd 05-Sep-2002.

5H-MUW Returned to Executive Turbine, Lanseria, SA. Regd Feb-2008.

• ZS-SBL Sold to Aircraft Africa Contracts. Lanseria, SA. Regd 05-Feb-2008.

• ZS-SBP Re-regd to Aircraft Africa Contracts. Lanseria, SA. Regd 11-Feb-2008.

• N469TS Desert Sand Aircraft Leasing, Rosharon, TX. Regd 28-Jul-2008.

Installed on 30-Aug-2008. 4 ferry fuel tanks using de havilland aircraft supplement 1 for DHC-6-300 (weight and balance information & limitations-ferry fuel system installed in cabin) as a guide only. The tanks measure 36.0" x 36.0" which gives 9.00 sq. ft. Of floor coverage. Floor loading is 200 lbs. Per sq. ft. By the area of each tank and floor loading each tank can weigh up to 1800 lbs. As long as gross weight and cg are not exceeded. These tanks are limited to 255 gals or 1708.5 lbs. For this ferry operation (see ferry weight/balance sheets) the tanks were positioned at stations 144.0, 196.0, & 248.0, & 300.0 so as to distribute the weight. Each tank is secured in the aircraft by 2 each 10,000 lbs. Cargo straps running front to rear and 6000 lbs cargo rings. The cargo rings are attached to the floor rails that are certified in all direction to 1,400 lbs. Each (see aircraft weight and balance manual "floor loading and tie-down locations".) All 4 ferry tanks are able to transfer fuel to either the forward aircraft tanks or the aft tanks by gravity. Each tank is connected in line by 3/4" id pvc braided flexible tubing which feed to open or closed manual valves located between the pilot and co-pilot seats. The aircraft belly fuel tanks (4 forward inter connected & 4 aft inter connected) are factory vented by two 3/4" main vent lines running down each lower side of the interior cabin wall, then connected to each tank indivi- dually on both sides and then vented outside the aircraft. The right side forward #1 tank & the #3 aft tank vent lines were disconnected at the tank to line connection. The 3/4" braided flexible lines running from the manual valves are connected to the fuel #1 forward & #3 aft.

• N469TS Leased to Skydive Houston, Eagle Lake, TX. Dates unknown.

Flew 27-Mar-2012 Baytown, TX - Pensacola, FL - Deland-Municipal, FL perhaps returning from Skydive Spaceland in Rosharon, TX.

Airworthiness date: 05-Nov-2008.

Flew 22-Apr-2015 Mena-Intermountain, AR - Atlanta-South Regional, GA.

• N469TS Leased to Skydive Spaceland Atlanta, Atlanta-South Regional, GA.

• Current •

F-OCLV of RAI at Downsview, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © October 1968 - Erik Johannesson Collection
F-OCLV enjoying the overseas sunshine.
Photo:Unknown photographer © September 1980 - Erik Johannesson Collection
F-GELV at Nantes, France.
Photo: J. V. Miginiac © 29 August 1987 - Michael J. Ody Collection
ZS-ORJ in Kivu Air titles.
Photo: Unknown photographer © September 2001 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
ZS-ORJ in Tassili Airlines livery.
Photo: Unknown photographer © December 2001 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
5H-MUW of REGIONAL AIR at Johannesburg, RSA.
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 2004 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
ZS-SBP at Johannesburg, RSA.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 2008 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N469TS of SKYDIVE HOUSTON at Houston / Eagle Lake - KELA, Texas.
Photo: Steve O'Brien © 25 July 2011
N469TS at Rosharon.
Photo: Bart Stevens © 30 December 2012
N469TS in splendid new colours, at Atlanta-South.
Photo: National Aero © 28 April 2015