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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
C-GKBO (3)
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Series 300


C-GKBO (3)

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

C-GDOX de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date Dec-1980. First flight 15-Dec-1980.

• (G-BIDR) Ordered but not taken up by Brymon Airways, Plymouth, UK., Dec-1980.

C-GDOX Reported as delivered to Etty Aerospace International, Dec-1980.

C-GDOX Delivered to Dupont of Canada Explorations, Mississauga, ON., 19-Dec-1980. Canx 05-Jul-1984.

LN-WFF Sold to Wideröes Flyveselskap AS., Oslo, Norway. Named a/c "Silje" after girl born onboard 1985. Temp Regd 05-Jul-1984. Full regd 12-Jul-1984.

C-FTYU Sold back to de Havilland Canada Inc. ,Downsview, ON., 13-Jan-1995.

Note: Registration allocated but was not applied to the aircraft.

HP-1273APP Leased to Aeroperlas, Panama City, Panama. 22-Jan-1995 Canx May-1995

Note: Rolled out as such at Calgary, AB 22-Jan-1995 & departed 25-Jan-1995 on delivery to Panama.

C-GKBO (3) Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB. Regd 17-May-1995.

Note. Arrived Calgary, AB 21-May-1995 on delivery

Noted at Toronto Buttonville Airport with "Shoals" titles 26-May-1995.

C-GKBO (3) Leased to Air Tindi, Yellowknife, NT, 01-Jul-1995.

C-GKBO (3) Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB.,1995.

C-GKBO (3) Leased to Air Tindi, Yellowknife, NT., 05-May-1996.

C-GKBO (3) Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB., 29-Nov-1996.

C-GKBO (3) Leased to Harbour Air, Vancouver, BC., 04-Apr-1997.

C-GKBO (3) Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB., 24-Sep-1997.

C-GKBO (3) Leased to Shoals, 03-Dec-1999.

C-GKBO (3) Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB., 26-May-1999.

C-GKBO (3) Leased to Shoals, May-1999.

Note: Arrived at London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England. 2000-04-05 & Fairoaks 06-Apr-2000.

C-GKBO (3) Returned to Kenn Borek Air, Calgary, AB., 26-Apr-2000.

Noted at Santa Ana - John Wayne Airport / Orange County (SNA/KSNA), California, USA Aug-2002.

Note: Antarctica Amundsen Scott base visited during Dec-2004 & Jan-2005.

Note: Ferried to Antarctica Nov-2006 via Houston TX, Cayman Islands Guayaquil, Ecuador, Arica, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas all Chile

Note: Ferried to Antarctica between 23-Oct-2011 and 01-Nov-2012 via Calgary, Colorado Springs Brownsville, TX, Libreville, Costa Rica, Guayaquil, Ecuador, Arica, Chile, Punta Arenas, Chile and Patriot Hills Antarctica. Alleged Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) infraction presuming conditions not VFR.

Flew 04-Mar-2013 Calgary, AB - Cambridge Bay, NU.

Accident 05-May-2013. Unknown location in Greenland. C-GKBO of Kenn Borek had an accident in Greenland (actual location unknown at the moment) on 05-May-2013. It suffered substantial damage when the nose gear ski hit a rock during taxi after landing. The nose gear collapsed. Two crew unhurt.

Ferried: 27-Oct-2013 Calgary, AB - Denver-Centennial, - McAllen-Miller Int'l., TX. Then 28-Oct-2013 McAllen-Miller Int'l., TX - Liberia, Costa Rica Looks like en route to Antarctica.

Returned: From Antarctica. 17-Feb-2014 via Liberia, Costa Rica - McAllen-Miller, TX. Then 18-Feb-2014 McAllen-Miller, TX - Denver-Centennial, CO.

Flew 20-Oct-2014 Calgary-Int'l., AB - Denver-Centennial, CO - McAllen-Miller Int'l., TX 21-Oct-2014 McAllen-Miller Int'l., TX - Liberia, Costa Rica.

Flew 24-Feb-2015 Liberia, Costa Rica - McAllen-Miller, TX. 25-Feb-2015 McAllen-Miller, TX - Cheyenne, WY 26-Feb-2015 Cheyenne, WY - Calgary, AB

Flew 06/08-Nov-2015 Calgary-Int'l, AB - Denver-Centennial, CO - Galveston-Scholes, TX - Roatan, Honduras

Flew 03-Mar-2016 Roatan - Dallas, TX 04-Mar-2016 Dallas, TX - Gillette, WY returning from Antarctica.

Flew 14/15-Jun-2016 Calgary-Int'l, AB - Denver-Centennial, CO - McAllen-Miller Int'l, TX – Liberia bound for Antarctica.

Incident: Kenn Borek has launched their third rescue mission into the Antarctic winter, this time to bring an employee of the Lockheed Martin Antarctic Support group out for critical medical treatment. Successful rescue.

Flew 29-Jun-2016 Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX - Denver-Centennial, CO on return from Antarctica.

Flew Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX 08-Feb-2017 and on 09-Feb-2017 Dallas-Addison, TX – Gillette WY returning to Calgary from Antarctica.

Flew Calgary-Int’l, AB - Denver-Centennial, CO - McAllen-Miller, TX - Liberia - Guayaquil - Arica - Concepcion 01/05-Nov-2018 en route to Antarctica.

Flew via Concepcion 11-Feb-2019 and Roatan - Dallas-Addison, TX - Gillette, WY - Calgary-Int’l, AB 15/16-Feb-2019 returning from Antarctic

Flew Calgary International – Casper-Natrona – McAllen-Miller Liberia  08/09 Nov-2019 en route to Antarctica for the 2019/2020 season.


C-GDOX at Smithers - CYYD, British Columbia.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GDOX at Vancouver - CYVR.
Photo: Gary Vincent © November 1981 - Aird Archives
C-GDOX showing the other side.
Photo: Gary Vincent © June 1982 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection - Aird Archives
LN-WFF at Bodø - ENBO, Norway.
Photo: Steinar Sævdal © May 1985 - Aird Archives
LN-WFF at Calgary - CYYC, Alberta.
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © January 1995 - Michael J. Ody Collection
HP-1273APP Wow, that's some long registration!
Photo: Anthony J. Hickey © February 1995 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GKBO of Air Tindi at Yellowknife.
Photo: Henry Tenby © 17 May 1996
C-GKBO at Vancouver's Coal Harbour.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 16 May 1997 - Aird Archives
C-GKBO at Auckland - NZAA, New Zealand.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 27 January 1999 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
C-GKBO at work in Antarctica.
Photo: Shawn Erikson © 07 January 2009
C-GKBO in action.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GKBO at head quarters, Calgary - CYYC.
Photo: Roger Botting © 06 September 2013 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GKBO departs Denver.
Photo: Braden Hicks © 27 October 2013 - Erik Johannesson Collection
C-GKBO near Margaret Lake, Yukon.
Photo: Daniel Case © 02 July 2015
C-GKBO at Calgary - CYYC.
Photo: Trevor McTavish © 17 April 2020 - Aird Archives