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DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
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Series 300

C-GDCZ (10)


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

• C-GDCZ (10) de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled out date 06-Jul-1988. First flight date unknown. Shown as manufactured by Boeing of Canada.

• VP-FBL Delivered BAS-British Antarctic Survey, 29-Jul-1988.

Note: Remained stored at Field Aviation, Toronto, ON., until at least late Dec-1988 presumably before flying south for the Antarctic summer.

Noted at Springbank, AB Oct-2010.

Flew 10-Mar-2012 Cozumel, Mexico - Houston-Sugarland Regional, TX 11-Mar-2012 Houston-Sugarland, TX - Liberal, KS - Casper, WY (KCPR/CPR) 12-Mar-2012 Casper, WY - Calgary-Int'l, AB presumed returning from Antarctica.

Flew 09/10-Oct-2016 Flew Balboa - Guayaquil – Arica en route to Antarctica.

Flew 4/11-Oct-2017. Flew Springbank Casper Natrona, WY, – Garden City – Sugar Land, TX,– Roatan, Honduras – Panama City, Panama, Tocuman, Panama – Guayaquil, Ecuador 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.

• Current •


VP-FBL early in her career, at Calgary, Alberta.
Photo: Dave Dunsmore © April 1989 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VP-FBL at Fairoaks - EGTF, United Kingdom.
Photo: Fred Barnes © August 1994 - Michael J. Ody Collection
VP-FBL at RAF Fairford - RIAT 1998.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 26-29 July 1998 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
VP-FBL at Port Stanley - SFAL, Falkland Islands.
Photo: Gus Liney © 17 October 2002
VP-FBL in for her annual visit to Springbank - CYBW, Alberta.
Photo: John W. Olafson © 08 June 2011 - Aird Archives
VP-FBL back again to CYBW for TLC.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 29 September 2014 - Erik Johannesson Collection
VP-FBL test flying at Springbank, Alberta.
Photo: DJRXXS © 05 October 2019 -Erik Johannesson Collection