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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

• C-GBOD .de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 15-Jul-1982. First flight date unknown.

• 6V-AFF Delivered to Government of Senegal, Dakar, Senegal, 28-Sep-1982.

Note: Remained in Canada, officially handed over 06-Oct-1982, and via Reykjavík, Iceland 29-Apr-1983 on delivery to Senegal

• 6V-AFF Sold to CAE Aviation, Luxembourg, 06-May-2005.

Note: Departed Dakar 26-May-2005, arrived Luxembourg 29-May-2005 for overhaul.

Note:  Overhaul only partially completed, and aircraft was sold in "as is" condition & shipped to Canada via sea container

• N788SS Sold to Alberta Aircraft Leasing Inc., Las Vegas, NV., 17-Apr-2006. Regd 01-May-2006

• C-FMRU Sold to Ashe Aircraft Enterprises, Springbank, AB., 25-Jan-2007.

Note: Overhaul completed & ferried to Muskoka, ON 04-Mar-2007 for painting; returning to Springbank, AB 25-Mar-2007

• N56RF Sold to US Dept of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Authority, McDill AFB., Lakeland, FL,. 23-Apr-2007.

Ferried: 25-Mar-2012 MacDill AFB, FL - Mobile-Downtown, AL Mobile-Downtown, AL - Norman-University of Oklahoma, OK. 26-Mar-2012 Norman-University of Oklahoma, OK - North Platte, NE - Great Falls, MT. - Seattle-Boeing Field, WA. 28-Mar-2012 Seattle-Boeing Field, WA - Sitka-Gutierrez, AK - Anchorage, AK.

Note: The aircraft  departed the Rocky Mountain Aircraft facility in Springbank upon completion of work that included a 30-month corrosion inspection, dual engine change and panel upgrade. The aircraft had arrived in Springbank from Alaska on 08-Oct-2014.

Flew 19-Dec-2014 Springbank, AB - Great Falls, MT 20-Dec-2014 Great Falls, - Rocky Mountain Metro, CA - Tulsa, OK - Birmingham, AL 21-Dec-2014 Birmingham, AL - MacDill AFB, FL

Flew Springbank, AB – Minot, ND. 09-Dec-2016 following a check at Rocky Mountain Aircraft where it had arrived on 07-Oct-2016.

• N56RF Re regd to US Dept of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Authority, McDill AFB., Lakeland, FL., 29-Aug-2017.

Flew Cape Cod-Coast Guard Air Station, MA – Buffalo, NY – Detroit-Metro, MI – Minneapolis, MN – Williston ND – Springbank, AB between 27 & 29-Jan-2019.

• Current •


6V-AFF with specialized equipment at Toronto - CYYZ, Ontario.
Photo: Russell Brown © 07 November 1982 - Erik Johannesson Collection
6V-AFF with four Fouga Magisters of Armée de l'Air Sénégalaise.
Photo:Unknown photographer © February 1998 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
N56RF at Anchorage - PANC, Alaska.
Photo: Kevin Fortney © 31 May 2016
N56RF at Dutch Harbor - DUT, Alaska.
Photo: NOAA ©