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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
8Q-TMR
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270

Series 300

N93995 • VH-TGF • VH-UQR • N270CM

8Q-TMR

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

• N93995 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 27-Nov-1969. First flight 06-Dec-1969. Painted as N9399S in error.

• N93995 Ferried to Australia by Air Capital International, Augusta, KS. 23-Dec-1969.

• VH-TGF TAA Trans Australia Airlines, Melbourne, VIC. Delivered 02-Feb-1970.

• VH-TGF Transferred to TAA of New Guinea, Goroka, PNG. "Samarai". Regd 18-Feb-1970.

Accident: Mount Hagen 26-Jul-1971. Damaged on landing; repairable.

Note: Last service Mount Hagen-Lae 24-Sep-1973.

Ferried Lae-Thursday Island-Cairns-Mackay-Brisbane 27-Sep / 01-Oct-1973 and into overhaul at Dalby, QLD.

• VH-TGF Returned to TAA - Trans Australia Airlines, “John Gould”, VIC. Regd 01-Oct-1973.

• VH-TGF Leased to NTAMS – Northern Territories Aerial Medical Services, Darwin, NT. Regd 30-Apr-1975.

Remained in full Trans Australia Airlines c/s during lease.

• VH-TGF Returned to TAA - Trans Australia Airlines, Melbourne, VIC. Regd Oct-1980

• VH-TGF BPA - Bush Pilot Airways, Cairns, QLD. Regd 20-Nov-1980.

• VH-TGF Name changed to Air Queensland, Cairns, QLD. Regd Nov-1981.

• VH-TGF Merged with Australian Regional Airlines, 01-May-1988.

Operated with Australian Regional titles.

• VH-TGF Merged into Sunstate Airlines, Brisbane, QLD. Regd 30-Sep-1993.

Last service; Lizard Island-Cairns 20-Oct-1998

• VH-UQR Transtate Airlines, Archfield, QLD, Regd 07-Jul-1999.

• VH-UQR Macair Airlines, Archfield ,QLD, Regd 13-Dec-2000.

• VH-UQR Transjet Holdings (Pty) Ltd., 27-Sep-2001. Canx 27-Sep-2001

• VH-UQR Macair Airlines, Archfield, QLD, Regd 25-Oct-2001.

• N270CM Kevin McCole, Hooksett, NH. Regd 13-May-2002.

Ferried from Cairns, QLD 10-Apr-2002 on delivery to U.S.A.

• N270CM Orion Aviation LLC., Hooksett, NH., and later Dunbarton, NH. Regd 17-May-2002 & 25-Jul-2002. Canx 25-May-2006.

Ferried Louisburg, NC – Sanford, ME – St.John’s, NL – Santa Maria, Azores - Almeria, Spain – Heraklion, Greece between 04/07-May-2006 to the Maldives.

Reported as updated to Series 400. By Viking Aircraft.

• 8Q-TMR Operated by Trans Maldivian Airways, Malé, Republic of Maldives, (Owned by Hummingbird Island Airlines Ltd., Cayman Islands.). Regd 30-May-2006.

• 8Q-TMR Registered to Trans Maldivian Airways Pvt., Ltd., Malé, Republic of Maldives, 15-Aug-2013.

• 8Q-TMR Trans Maldivian Airways Pvt., Ltd., Malé, Republic of Maldives, (Owned by Seaplane Holdings Cayman Ltd., Grand Cayman).  Regd 03-Sep-2014.

• Current •

The future VH-TGF on photo sortie, marked only as "270".
Photo: de Havilland Canada photographer © December 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N93995 ready for Australia trip, at Oakland -KOAK, California.
Photo: Jay Sherlock © January 1970 - Aird Archives
VH-TGF in service with TAA.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1980 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TGF with BPA.
Photo: Peter Keating © November 1982 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TGF with AIR QUEENSLAND.
Photo: R. Smith © September 1983 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TGF showing different colours at Townsville - YBTL, Queensland.
Photo: Peter Keating © 31 October 1986 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TGF AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL at Townsville - YBTL, Queensland.
Photo: N. Parnell © 04 July 1989 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TGF at Townsville - YBTL, Queensland.
Photo: Peter Keating © 12 October 1989 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TGF at Cairns - YBCS, Queensland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 1998 - Erik Johannesson Collection
VH-UQR of TRANSTATE, at Cairns - YBCS, Queensland.
Photo: B. Luttjohann © December 1999 - Erik Johannesson Collection
8Q-TMR with Trans maldivian at Male.
Photo: Stefan Hoellering © December 2008 - Erik Johannesson Collection
8Q-TMR five years later.
Photo: Jeremy Denton © 04 April 2013
8Q-TMR colour change. At Kuredu, Maldives.
Photo: Joe Leeker © 29 October 2016