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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
N297SA
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Series 300

LN-BER • C-GESV • N852TB 

N297SA

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

• LN-BER de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date unknown. First flight date unknown.

• LN-BER Wideroes Flyveselskap, Bǿdo, Norway. Delivered 20-Apr-1971.

Accident Bergen, Norway 13-Mar-1977 Damaged in ground collision with a vehicle; repairable & returned to service

• C-GESV Etty Aerospace, Toronto, ON, Regd 15-Jun-1981.

• N852TB Cape Smythe Air Services, Barrow, AK. Regd 15-Jul-1981.

Noted at Arlington, WA 03-Apr-1987, 20-May-1987 in full c/s.

• N852TB Coastal Express International Airways, Reno, NV. Regd Sep-1987.

Noted parked at Ontario, CA 24-Oct-1997, still in full Cape Smythe c/s.

• N852TB Repossessed by Fairchild Federal Credit Union. Regd Oct-1987.

• N852TB Newcal Aviation, Little Ferry, NJ. Regd 05-Feb-1988.

• N852TB Scenic Airlines. Regd Mar-1988.

• N297SA Re-regd to Scenic Airlines. Regd Apr-1988.

• N297SA Leased to Southern Jersey Airways, Atlantic City, NJ. Regd 1990.

• N297SA Returned to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV. Regd 26-Jan-1991.

• N297SA Leased to Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon, AZ, Regd Nov-1991.

• N297SA Returned to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV. Regd date unknown.

• N297SA Twin Otter Leasing Inc. Regd Nov-1993.

• N297SA Grand Canyon Airlines, Grand Canyon, AZ. Nov-1993.

• N297SA Scenic / Skywest Airlines, Las Vegas, NV. Regd Nov-1993.

• N297SA Name changed Scenic / Eagle Canyon Airlines, Las Vegas, NV. Regd 1996.

• N297SA Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV.,  02-Oct-1997.

• N297SA Eagle Canyon Leasing, Las Vegas, NV., 23-Dec-1998.

• N297SA Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV.

• N297SA Eagle Canyon Leasing Inc., Las Vegas, NV. Regd Jan-2002.

• N297SA Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV., Jan-2002.

• N297SA Eagle Canyon Leasing, Las Vegas, NV. Regd 07-Oct-2003.

• N297SA Leased to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV. Regd 07-Oct-2003.

• N297SA Cortez Fisher LLC., Kirkland, WA. Regd 12-Jun-2007.

• N297SA Lease continued to Scenic Airlines, Las Vegas, NV. Regd 12-Jun-2007.

Note: Although this aircraft is shown as having been operated and owned by Scenic Airlines from Mar-1988 until Nov-1993 and then subsequently operated as a leased aircraft, the background ownership is somewhat convoluted.

The owners of Scenic, the Siebold family, sold out to Skywest on 16-Jun-1993. The aircraft however never carried the Skywest markings or colours. Skywest then divested their ownership of Scenic on 23-Dec-1998 to Eagle Canyon Airlines but the aircraft was still owned by Twin Otter International and continued to be operated by on lease to Scenic (owned by Eagle Canyon). Twin Otter International sold the aircraft to Eagle Canyon Leasing with the lease to operate continuing with Scenic. It is understood that Eagle Canyon Leasing failed and Scenic was acquired by Grand Canyon Airlines on 29-Mar-2007. Again the lease continued as the aircraft was sold to Monarch Enterprises, a holding company for the Halvorson family owners of Grand Canyon Airlines and Scenic. We trust you have been able to keep up.

• N297SA Sold to Ikhana Group Inc., Murrietta, CA., on 03-Jan-2020. Regd 29-Jan-2020.

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LN-BER at Førde / Bringeland - ENBL, Norway.
Photo: Fred Barnes © 15 May 1973 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N852TB at Arlington Municipal - KAWO, Washington.
Photo: John Kimberley © April 1987 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N297SA of Scenic at Las Vegas, Nevada.
Photo: Fred Barnes © October 1993 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N297SA air-to-air study.
Photo: Unknown photographer © date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
N297SA at Grand Canyon - KGCN, Arizona.
Photo: Frank Jaeger © 13 May 2015 - Erik Johannesson Collection