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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

• N999PG de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date Oct-1980. First flight Oct-1980.

• N999PG Delivered to Etty Aerospace, Toronto, ON., 18-Nov-1980.

• N999PG Sold to Geosurvey International, Denver, CO. 23-Nov-1980.  09-Mar-1988.

Note: Remained in North America for extensive survey modifications prior to delivery to Geosurvey

Flew via Reykjavík, Iceland - Prestwick, UK 08-May-1983 on delivery to base in Nairobi, Kenya

• VH-SHW Sold to Dick Smith Adventure "Sir Hubert Wilkins", 24-Feb-1988.

• VH-SHW Sold to Australian Geographic Society, Sydney, NSW., 1989.

• VH-SHW Sold to World Jet Aircraft Intl, Ft Lauderdale, FL., 1989.

• S7-AAT Sold to Air Seychelles "Isle of Fregate", Mahe, Seychelles, 10-Feb-1990.

• ZS-OVT Sold to Rossair Contracts, Lanseria, RSA, 28-Feb-2002.

Noted at Mahe, Seychelles 04-Mar-2002 and at Lanseria, South Africa 09-Mar-2002.

• ZS-OVT Leased to Tassili Airlines, Algiers, Algeria. Mar-2002.

• ZS-OVT Rossair Contracts, Lanseria, RSA Feb-2003.

• ZS-OVT Sold to Aircraft Africa Contracts (Pty) Ltd, 03-Jun-2005.

Note: Also quoted as Executive Turbine (Pty) Lt.d, Lanseria, South Africa.

• ZS-PNT Rossair Contracts, Lanseria, RSA Jun—2005.

• ZS-PNT Re regd to Aircraft Africa Contracts (Pty) Ltd., 03-Jun-2005.

Note The aircraft is/was on contract with World Federation of Public Health Associations (Sep-2009) and operates out of Wau, Sudan to various airstrips in the area, Aweil, Raja, Malualkon, Turalei etc. It ferried NGO Aid workers to and from the field to Wau, where passengers connected with DHC-8 type aircraft to either Khartoum or Rumbek-Juba-Loki.

Flew via Montreal, QC 01-Dec-2009 and arrived Rutherfordton, NC 03-Dec-2009 on delivery to CAAMS.

• N149WJ CAAMS Ltd., Wilmington, DE, 10-Dec-2009

• N149WJ Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, UT., 19-Feb-2010. Canx 23-Jun-2010

Certificate of Airworthiness; 11-May-2010.

• XA-UOA Sold to Transportes Aereos Terrestres S.A. 23-Jun-2010

Incident: Vista Hermosa air strip at Tequesquitengo, Morelos. 22-Dec-2014. Starboard wing hit a tree on take-off causing the aircraft to veer to the right and collide with shipping containers. The entire tail section of the aircraft was severed as a result of the collision. Returned to Viking for rebuild by container, Aug-2015 and rolled out after repairs on 08-Mar-2016.

• XA-UOA Gravitas Aviation Ltd., West Vancouver, BC.

Canadian certificate of airworthiness Circa 20-Sep-2018.

• C-GIWD Ian W. Delaney, Toronto, ON. Regd 20-Sep-2018. Undergoing work at Bar River, ON. Canx 07-Oct-2019.

• C-GIWD The Craig Evan Corporation, (dba Flightexec), London, ON. Based Toronto / Buttonville Municipal Airport, ON. Regd 07-Oct-2019.

• Current •


N999PG brand new, at Downsview.
Photo: DHC © November 1980 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N999PG of Geosurvey at Toronto - CYYZ.
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 1982 - Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: Unknown photographer © March 1982 - Peter Wollenberg Collection - Aird Archives
N999PG at Nairobi / Wilson - HKNW, Kenya.
Photo: Chris Buckley © November 1983 - Aird Archives
VH-SHW of ANARE, at Bankstown - YSBK, New South Wales.
Photo Bruce McAllister © October 1985 - Bob Wiseman Collection - via Lance Higgerson
Photos: Warwick Bigsworth © August 1988
VH-SHW of ANARE, at Winnipeg - CYWG, Manitoba.
Photo: Tim Martin © 12 April 1989
S7-AAT of Air Seychelles.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
XA-UOA at Tayoltita, Mexico.
Photo: S. A. Aguirre © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
XA-UOA showing progress at Victoria - CYYJ, British Columbia.
Photo: Tim Martin © 08 March 2016
XA-UOA looks ready to go!
Photo: Tim Martin © 20 May 2016
C-GIWD at Ottawa's Rockcliffe Airport.
Photo: Vincent Charron © July 2019
C-GIWD on taxiway Golf at Buttonville - CYKZ, Ontario.
Photo: Frederick K. Larkin © 12 November 2021 - Aird Archives
C-GIWD caught arriving home at Buttonville - CYKZ, Ontario.
Photo: Frederick K. Larkin © 15 September 2021 - Aird Archives
C-GIWD arriving home on runway 33 once again.
Photos: Frederick K. Larkin © 13 November 2023 - Aird Archives