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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
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Series 200

N246GW • (N33TW) • F-BTAU • C-GMJV


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

• N246GW de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 22-Aug-1968. First flight 22-Aug-1968.

• N246GW Regd for Golden West Airlines, Van Nuys, CA., but not delivered Aug 1968.

• N246GW Fairfield Aviation, Lancaster, PA. Delivered 25-Sep-1968.

• N246GW Leased to Princeton Airways, Princeton, NJ. Regd 25 Sep-1968.

• N246GW Returned to Fairfield Aviation, Lancaster, PA. Regd Aug-1969.

• N246GW Tradewinds Investment Corporation, Norristown, PA. Regd Aug-1969.

• N246GW Air Spur, Billings, MT. Regd 29-Apr-1970.

• N246GW Repossessed to Pennsylvania Banking & Trust, Philadelphia, PA. Regd 31-Aug-1970.

• (N33TW) Tradewinds Investment Corporation, Norristown, PA. (ntu 71). Regd 1971.

• F-BTAU TAT - Touraine Air Transport. Tours, France.. Regd 12-Aug-1971.

• F-BTAU Air Paris, Orly, Paris, France. Regd May-1975.

• F-BTAU Air Languedoc, Montpellier, France. Regd 1976.

• F-BTAU Air Rouergue. Aveyron, France. Regd 03-Nov-1976.

• F-BTAU Air Limousin, Limoges, France. "Lao De La Vassivier. Regd 1979.

• F-BTAU Centre de Parachutisme Sportif. Regd May-1984.

• F-BTAU Paris Parachutism Sportif, La Ferté Gaucher, Paris, France. Canx 26-Sep-2011.

• F-BTAU Brienne Avions, Nanterre, Boulogne Billancourt, France. Canx 26-Sep-2011.

Note: Aircraft sold by Receivers as Parachute Company went into Administration early 2011.

• C-GMJV Purchased by Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Calgary, AB Regd 27-Sep-2011.

Note; However, it did not leave Europe until Dec-2011 and is not shown on CCAR records.

Ferried 03-Dec-2011 Toussus-Le Noble, France - Prestwick, UK - Keflavik, Iceland, 04-Dec-2011 Keflavik, Iceland - Iqaluit, NU. 05-Dec-2011 Iqaluit, NU - Saskatoon, SK – Springbank, AB.

Cadors 04-Dec-2011 (See above). The crew of a private DHC-6 reported a flat nose tire after landing on Runway 35 at Iqalui, NU. Maintenance closed the runway while checking for FOD. The aircraft taxied off the runway and did not require a tow. Runway 35 was re- opened 9 minutes later. One departure was delayed for 6 minutes.

• C-GMJV Canx 25-Jan-2012 on export to USA, although there is no record of the Canadian registration being allocated or worn.

Noted at Calgary as F-BTAU on 04-Feb-2012.

• N153KD Sold to Alberta Aircraft Leasing Inc., Las Vegas, NV. 25-Jan-2012. Regd 27-Mar-2012.

Flew 08-May-2012. Springbank, AB – Great Falls, MY – Ogden, UT. 09-May-2012 Ogden – Eloy, AZ,

Airworthiness date 12-Jul-2012.

• N153KD Sold to Flanagan Enterprises (Nevada) Inc Zephyr Cove, NV. Regd 04-Sep-2012.

• Current •

N246GW shiny and new at Downsview.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © September 1968 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N246GW of TRADEWINDS, at Baltimore, Maryland.
Photo: Dave Lucabaugh © January 1960
Photo: Unknown photographer © September 1973 - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-BTAU on a turnaround at Jersey Airport.
Photo: Fred Barnes © 15 May 1974 - Aird Archives
F-BTAU gets some engine work done on it.
Photo: Michel Gilliand © September 1977 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection - Aird Archives
F-BTAU at Cardiff - EGFF, Wales for rugby international match.
Photo: Ron Kosys © 18 March 1978 - Aird Archives
F-BTAU at La Ferté-Gaucher.
Photo: J. Miginiac © 22 April 1990 - Eric Johannesson & Michael J. Ody Collections
N153KD landing at Byron, California.
Photo: Shamim Mohamed © 03 November 2012