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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

N8336 • VH-TGH • HB-LSV • F-OIJL • DU-SD5


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

• N8336 de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date May-1970. First flight Jun-1970.

• N8336 Delivered to Air Capital International, Augusta, KS., 25-Jun-1970 for ferry flight to Australia.

• VH-TGH TAA - Trans Australia Airlines, Melbourne, VIC. Delivered 13-Jul-1970.

• VH-TGH Transferred to TAA of New Guinea Goroka, PNG "Daru", Regd 24-Jul-1970.

Note: Last service 01-Oct-1973 Finschafen – Lae.

Flew Lae Port Moresby Cairns, QLD – Townsville, QLD – Rockhampton, QLD – Brisbane, QLD 03/04-Oct-1973.

• VH-TGH Returned to TAA - Trans Australia Airlines, Melbourne, VIC. “Charles Grimes” Regd 03-Oct-1973.

Incident. Left runway at Shute Harbour, QLD 07-Nov-1985; repairable.

• VH-TGH Sold to BPA - Bush Pilot Airways, Cairns, QLD. Regd 30-Nov-1980.

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

• VH-TGH Merged with Australian Regional Airlines. Regd 01-May-1988.

Operated with Air Queensland, and subsequently Australian Regional titles.

• VH-TGH Merged into Sunstate Airlines, Brisbane, QLD, Regd 01-Oct-1993.

• HB-LSV Topscore Management, Geneva, Switzerland. Regd 01-Dec-1998.

Departed Brisbane, QLD 01-Dec-1998, and arrived Malta 11-Dec-1998 for overhaul by NCA.

• HB-LSV Leased to Benavia Special Air Operations, Geneva, Switzerland. Regd 23-Feb-1999.

• HB-LSV Sub Leased to Tassili Airlines, Algiers Algeria based at Hassi Messaoud. Regd Feb-1999.

• HB-LSV Returned to Benavia, Special Air Operations, Geneva, Switzerland. Regd 30-Jun-2003.

• HB-LSV Returned to Topscore Management, Geneva, Switzerland. 30-Jun-2003.

• F-OIJL Leased to Air Guyane, Cayenne, French Guinea, 16-Jul-2003.

• F-OIJL Topscore Management, Cayenne, French Guinea. Regd 07-Oct-2010.  Canx Sep-2012

Flew Cayenne, French Guyana – Sal, Cabo Verde – Arrecife, Spain – Altenrhein, Switzerland 07/09-Oct-2010.

Noted at Altenrhein 26-Dec-2010, and Berne 11-Apr-2011, 12-Nov-2011 & 27-Jan-2012.

• DU-SD5 Skydive Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Regd 28-Aug-2012.

Flew 29-Aug-2012 Tallard-Gap, France - Hurghada, Egypt. On delivery to Dubai.

Note Seen at Zimex Aviation, Altenrhein Saint Gallen. It appears to have the A6 national code instead of DU. This is possibly to facilitate the flight out of Dubai.

• A6-SD5 Re registered to Skydive Dubai , Dubai. Actual date unknown.

Flew Altenrhein/Saint Gallen – Heraklion – Cairo between 13 & 15 Sep- returning to Dubai. 

• Current •

VH-TGH at Eagle Farm / Brisbane - YBBN, Queensland.
Photo: John Rodger © 1970 - Aird Archives
VH-TGH at Townsville - YBTL, Queensland.
Photo: David Tanner © 20 July 1976 - Aird Archives
VH-TGH in service with TAA.
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TGH gets a tug at MacKay - YBMK, Queensland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © February 1979 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TGH with BPA at Rockhampton - YBRK, Queensland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 16 January 1981 - John Mounce Colletion - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1981 - John Mounce Colletion - Aird Archives
VH-TGH of Bush Pilots.
Photo: Peter Keating © November 1982 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TGH with AIR QUEENSLAND at sunny Cairns - YBCS, Queensland.
Photo: N. Smith © September 1983 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TGH at Townsville - YBTL.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1984 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
Photo: David Tanner © 02 July 1986 - Aird Archives
VH-TGH new titles for AIRQUEENSLAND - outside the new terminal at Cairns - YBCS.
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 1987 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TGH on the ramp at Townsville - YBTL.
Photo: Peter Keating © 05 November 1987 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VH-TGH with change in titles, again at Cairns - YBCS.
Photo: Peter Keating © 14 October 1989 - Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: Unknown photographer © c.1990 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
HB-LSV at Luqa, Malta.
Photo: Unknown photographer © circa February 1999 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
F-OIJL snow white.
Photo: Unknown photographer © February 2011 - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-OIJL at Bern / Belp - LSZB, Switzerland.
Photo: Daniel Schicklin © 21 November 2011