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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300



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

• D-IDWT de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 14-Nov-1976. First flight 17-Nov-1976.

• D-IDWT Delivered to DLT Deutsche Luftransport, Germany. 07-Dec-1976.

Flew Via Reykjavík 11-Dec-1976 on delivery to Germany

• 5Y-SKA Sold to Skytrails, Nairobi, Kenya, 15-Apr-1986.

Noted at Fairoaks, UK 15-Apr-1986 & departed 14-May-1986 on delivery to Kenya

Note Total Airframe time 35,753 hours with total cycles of 38.354 landings at July 2012.

Flew Mombasa - Sao Tome - Sal Island - Saint Maarten 22/26-Jul-2008 on delivery

• PJ-WIN Winair - Windward Island Airways, Saint Maarten. Leased 26-Jul-2008.

• PJ-WIN Unity Group Ltd., Calgary, AB. Returned 21-May-2012.

• C-GSOZ Unity Group Ltd Calgary, AB., Based Airdrie, AB. Cleared customs on 21-May-2012 and officially imported on 13-Jun-2012. Regd 03-Jul-2012. Canx 20-Mar-2013.

• C-GSOZ Ken Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd 20-Mar-2013. Canx 30-Apr-2013.

• C-GSOZ Planes & Parts Ltd., Turner Valley, AB. Registered 01-May-2013. Canx 31-May-2013.

Flew Calgary, AB - Spokane, WA - Pasco, WA - North Bend, OR - Honolulu, HI - Majuro, Marshalls - Chuuk, FSM - Balikpapan, Indonesia 13/20-May-2013.

• PK-BAF PT Air Borneo, - Air Born, Balikpapan. Registered 31-May-2013.

Note: By Nov-2015 the lease to PT Air Born was in default, and the aircraft was de-registered in Indonesia at the request of the lessor. It was grounded in Balikpapan while the lessor attempted to recover the aircraft & bring it back to Canada. Before that could occur, the aircraft was stripped of essential parts by the lessee, preventing it from leaving, and so began a lengthy case working its way through the Indonesian justice system.

• C-GSOZ Unity Group Ltd., Airdrie, AB. Regd 02-Nov-2015. Canx 15-Nov-2018.

Note: Withdrawn from use & parked at Balikpapan, Indonesia.

Note: Overhaul and refurbishing completed at Airdrie, and flew Airdrie, AB - Great Falls, MT 08-Nov-2018 on delivery to Winair. Updating entry for 08-Nov-2018; flew Great Falls, MT - Roundup, MT - Clinton, OK - Evergreen, AL - La Belle, FL - Providenciales - Sint Maarten 08/10-Nov-2018 on lease to Winair.

• PJ-WIQ Winair – Winward Islands Airways, Saint Maarten. Named Gerrit Draai. Regd 15-Nov-2018.

• Current •


D-IDWT of DLT at Nuremberg - EDDN, Germany.
Photo: Michael Roeser © August 1985 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
5Y-SKA still in basic DLT colours.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 13 February 1987 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
5Y-SKA of Skytrail.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
PJ-WIN at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Mike KacKinnon © 21 May 2012 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GSOZ of AIR BORN in the snow at Calgary.
Photo: Dave Subelack © 18 March 2013
C-GSOZ at Airdrie, Alberta.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 07 November 2018