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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

C-GDIU (2) 


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

• C-GDIU (2) de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 05-Mar-1982. First flight 12-Mar-1982.

• VP-FBC Delivered to BAS-British Antarctic Survey, 19-Mar-1982.

Note: Remained in Canada and was flown to Cambridge, UK on 06-May-1982 to await Antarctic summer season.

• VP-FBC Leased to JEA-Jersey European Airways, 30-May-1982.

• VP-FBC Returned to BAS-British Antarctic Survey, 25-Sep-1982.

Incident: Rothera Station, Antarctica 27-Jan-1985. Damaged by storm.  Repaired and back in service on 06-Mar-1985.

Incident. Rothera Station, Antarctica, Oct-1985. Damaged by freak storm, but back in service in early Nov-1985 due to speedy provision of spares.

Flew: 28-Feb-2012 Cozumel, Mexico - Brownsville, TX. 29-Feb-2012 Houston-Sugarland, TX - Liberal, KS - Casper Natrona, WY and on 01-Mar-2012 Casper Natrona, WY - Calgary-International, AB on return from Antarctica.

Flew 4/11-Oct-2017 Flew Springbank – Casper, WY – Garden City – Sugar Land – Roatan – Panama City – Tocuman – Guayaquil en route to Antarctica.

Flew Springbank, AB - Casper, WY - Garden City, KS - Houston-Sugarland, TX 07/08-Oct-2019 en route to Antarctica for the 2019/2020 season.



VP-FBC with sibling.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 2001 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
VP-FBC together again at Springbank - CYBW, Alberta.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 2002 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
VP-FBC at Port Stanley - SFAL, Falkland Islands.
Photo: Gus Liney © 17 October 2002
Photo: Daniel Schicklin © 17 October 2011
VP-FBC at Springbank - CYBW, Alberta.
Photo: John W. Olafson © 21 May 2014
VP-FBC test flights at Springbank - CYBW, Alberta.
Photo: DJRXXS © 05 October 2019 -Erik Johannesson Collection