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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
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Series 200


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

• N64150 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 24-May-1968. First flight 17-Jul-1968.

• N64150 Aero Commuter, Long Beach, CA. Delivered 24-Jul-1968.

Airworthiness date; 24-Sep-1968.

Incident; Avalon, Catalina Island 12-Nov-1968. Damaged on landing. Hard landing, Aircraft porpoised and nose gear collapsed. Returned to service after repair.

• N64150 Catalina Airlines, Long Beach, CA. .

Note; Wore Aero Commuter and Catalina Airlines titles from delivery until merger.

• N64150 Merged with Golden West Airlines. Van Nuys, CA. Regd 15 Jul-1969.

• N64150 Withdrawn from use between 22-Apr-1983 to 12-Apr-1984. Location unknown.

• N64150 Sold to Newcal Aviation, Little Ferry, NJ. Regd 12-Apr-1984.

• N64150 Sold to Coastal Express International Airways, Reno, NV. Regd 13-May-1987.

• N64150 Repossessed by Fairchild Federal Credit Union, Spokane, WA., and stored at Ontario, CA. Regd 22-Aug-1987.

• N64150 Sold to Barron Thomas Aviation, Dallas, TX. Regd 27-Jun-1988.

• N64150 Kenneth Spiva, Amity OR, dba Wildcat Airways, Amity, OR. Regd 17-Nov-1988.

• N64150 Sold to Paralift Inc, Perris Valley, CA. Regd 15-Jul-1992.

• N64150 Sold to Perris Valley Skydiving Services, Perris, CA. Regd Jul-1992.

• N64150 PM Leasing Inc., Perris, CA. Regd 01-Apr-1993.

• N64150 Leased to Perris Valley Skydiving Services, (P.M. Leasing Inc., Perris, CA), Perris, CA 01-Apr-1993.

Incident Unknown location.16-Sep-1994. Nr.2 engine failed on takeoff. Returned and landed safely. Power turbine disk failed.

• N64150 PM Leasing Inc., Perris, CA.(Skydive Perris, Perris, CA,) Regd 01-Nov-1994.

Flew Perris, CA – Safford, AZ on 03 Sep-2015 for repaint by Jetcrafters for repaint and returned to Perris, CA., on 03-Oct-2019.

• Current •


N64150 in AERO COMMUTER - CATALINA AIRLINES livery at Long Beach, California.
Photo: Jay Sherlock © September 1968 - Aird Archives
N64150 in Golden West livery.
Photo: Unknown photographer © August 1969 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N64150 of Golden West at Los Angeles - KLAX.
Photo: Steve Bailey © Date unknown
N64150 of GOLDEN WEST at San Diego - KSAN, California.
Photo: John Kimberley © March 1981 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N64150 "Gypsy Rose".
Photo: P. Frei © 22 October 1995 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
N64150 of Skydive Perris at Perris - L65, California.
Photo: Unknown photographer © date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
N64150 great action shot at Perris.
Photo: Gary Vincent © 01 February 2020 - - Aird Archives
N64150 taxiing and between flights.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 02 March 2020 - John Mounce Collection Aird Archives
Photo: Robbie Shaw © 03 March 2020 - Aird Archives
N64150 in a more recent shot, still working away at Perris.
Photo:Martijn Koetsier © 12 November 2023 - Aird Archives