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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100
HI-624CT
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Series 100

F-BOOH • TF-VLD • PH-DDC • C-GZFP

HI-624CT

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

• F-BOOH de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out 21-Sep-1967. First flight 29-Nov-1967.

• F-BOOH Air Alpes, Chambéry, France. Delivered 07-Dec-1967.

Note: F-BOOH's delivery on 07-Dec-1967 allowed winter operations into the Courchevel Altiport as the Twin Otters were seemingly readily adaptable to be equipped with skis. Very shortly after F-BOOH’s delivery to Air Alpes the added complexities and very delicate and costly operation of the ski-equipped aircraft were realized when it was damaged during a training flight at the Courchevel Altiport. During the overhaul and repair of the aircraft, it is soon decided the Twin Otters would no longer be fitted with skis, due the penalty of being able to only transport 16 passengers instead of the usual 19, in order to compensate for the lateral instability of the ski equipped airplane at take off. In May, the aircraft rejoined the fleet after being overhauled and modified to a Series 200 configuration with a longer fuselage nose and more spacious cabin. As the Courchevel Altiport now conducts snow removal skis are no longer required.

Note: Wore RTF logos in 1971 as it acted as aerial relay aircraft for helicopter pictures of the Tour de France on July 1971.

• F-BOOH Leased to RTF - Radio et Television Francaise. Regd May-1972.

• F-BOOH Returned to Air Alpes Chambéry, France. Regd May-1972.

• F-BOOH Leased to Air Limousin, Limoges, France. Regd Jan-1973.

• F-BOOH Returned to Air Alpes, Chambéry, France. Regd Apr-1973.

• F-BOOH Sold to Pyrenair Gaspé, Pau-Uzein, France. Regd Sep-1974.

Note: Withdrawn from use at Chambéry Jun-1979.

• TF-VLD Sold to Eagle Air (Arnarflug), Reykjavik, Iceland. Regd 19-Dec-1979.

Note: Delivered from Chambery via Luton- Glasgow- Reykjavik 19-Dec-1979.

• PH-DDC Sold to Travelair Cargo BV., Oudenbosch, Netherlands, Regd 26-Aug-1983. Canx 14-Dec-1984.

C-GZFP Sold to 239665 Alberta Ltd., dba Rocky Mountain Aircraft, Calgary, AB. Part of Ashe Aircraft Enterprises Ltd. Regd 30-Nov-1984.

Note: Delivered from the Netherlands via Southend, UK – Glasgow, UK - -Reykjavik, Iceland on 15-17-Dec-1984 en route to Canada.

• C-GZFP Leased to Nahanni Air Services, Norman Wells, NT. Regd 03-Jan-1985.

• C-GZFP Returned to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises (239665 Alberta Ltd., dba Rocky Mountain Aircraft), Calgary, AB. Regd 29-May-1985.

• C-GZFP Leased to Northern Thunderbird Airlines, Prince George, Regd 13-Jun-1985. Canx 14-Aug-1985.

• C-GZFP Returned to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises (239665 Alberta Ltd., dba Rocky Mountain Aircraft), Calgary, AB. Regd Dec-1985.

• C-GZFP Leased to Nahanni Air Services, Normal Wells, NT. Regd Dec-1985. Canx 27-Jan-1987.

• C-GZFP Returned to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises (239665 Alberta Ltd., dba Rocky Mountain Aircraft), Calgary, AB. 27-Jan-1987.

• C-GZFP Leased to Aklak Air, Inuvik, NT. Regd Jul-1987. Regd 03-Jan-1990. Canx Sep-1991.

• C-GZFP Returned to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises (239665 Alberta Ltd., dba Rocky Mountain Aircraft), Sep-1991.

• C-GZFP Registered to World Jet Aircraft International, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Sep-1991. Possibly just for ferry trip.

• C-GZFP Sold to SAPSA - Servicios Aereos Profesionales, La Isabela, Dominican Republic. Regd 22-Oct-1991.

Noted at San Domingo, Dominican Republic 22-Oct-1991.

Note: The above record is uncertain as the Canadian CAR also shows as “Aklak Air”. Canx 23-Jun-1992 which ties up with the following record.

• HI-624CT Re regd SAPSA - Servicios Aéreos Profesionales, La Isabela, Dominican Republic. Regd 23-Jun-1992.

• HI-624CT Sold to CAAMS, Fort Lauderdale, FL. – for parting out. Jul/Aug-2006.

Broken up

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F-BOOH of AIR-ALPES at Lyons, France.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 11 November 1968 - Michael J. Ody Collection
F-BOOH of AIR-ALPES in later livery, with RTF logo.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
TF-VLD operated by ARNARFLUG (Eagle Air) at Reykavik, Iceland.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1980 - Erik Johannesson Collection
PH-DDC of TRAVELAIR, at Rotterdam - EHRD.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1984 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GZFP bound for NAHANNI, at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Unknown photographer © January 1985
HI-624T at Punta Cana- MDBC, Dominican Republic.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown