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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 200
VH-HEA
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Series 200

(CF-QEI) • VP-BDB • C6-BDB • C-GSFC • N5593K • P2-RDF • P2-ALU

VH-HEA

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

• (CF-QEI) de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date unknown. First flight 21-Mar-1969. Not taken up. Canx 27-Aug-1969.

• VP-BDB de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Regd 21-Mar-1969.

• VP-BDB MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, FL. Delivered 11-Nov-1969.

• VP-BDB Out Island Airways, Nassau, Bahamas (Island Air Lease, Nassau.) Regd 11-Nov-1969.

• VP-BDB Merged into Bahamasair, Nassau, Bahamas. Regd 07-Jun-1973.

• C6-BDB Re-regd to Bahamasair, Nassau, Bahamas. Regd 1975.

• C-GSFC Sold to Slate Falls Airways, Sioux Lookout ON. Regd 09-Apr-1976.

• C-GSFC Sold to Pace Aviation, Winnipeg, MB. Regd 13-Nov-1979.

• C-GSFC Sold to Talair, Goroka, Papua New Guinea, 13-Nov-1979.

Note: Remained in Canada pending ferry contractor arrangement.

• N5593K Ferried by Bannock Aerospace, Toronto, ON. Regd 20-Feb-1980 to Papua NG. Canx 10-Mar-2011. Presumed clearing dead wood on register.

• P2-RDF(2) Talair, Goroka, PNG. Regd 16-Apr-1980.

Withdrawn from use & stored at Goroka, PNG 25-May-1993 (on cessation of operations by Talair). Ferried to Cairns, QLD 16-Jul-1993 & subsequently to Mareeba, QLD for storage.

• P2-RDF(2) Airlink, Rabaul, PNG. Regd 07-Oct-1993.

• P2-ALU Re-regd to Airlink, Rabaul, PNG. Regd Mar-1994.

Ferried Port Moresby-Maroochydore, QLD 17-Oct-1998 withdrawn from use; noted there 07-Nov-1998.

• VH-HEA Eastland Air, Toowoomba, QLD Regd 25-Nov-1998. (Also mentioned as Moores Air Charter).

Remained withdrawn from use at Maroochydore, QLD – still painted as P2-ALU Via road transport to Toowoomba, QLD circa Sep-2000 for reduction to spares. Fuselage and wings subsequently transported to Thunder Bay, ON (Canada) & noted there Mar-2004.

Reduced to spares

VP-BDB at Nassau, Bahamas.
Photo: Bruce Drum © 05 February 1972 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C6-BDB now in Bahamasair livery, at Nassau, Bahamas.
Photo: Unknown photographer © February 1976 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GSFC at Sioux Lookout - CYXL, Ontario.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 11 August 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GSFC with Slate Falls Airways Ltd.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Circa 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection - Aird Archives
P2-RDF of Talair at Goroka - AYGA, PNG.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
P2-ALU of AIRLINK, minus rudder.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
P2-ALU stored at Port Moresby in "bits" . . .
Photo: Unkknown photographer © 2001 - Erik Johannesson Collection