Website and Twin Otter Update / by Erik Johannesson

Website Updates

Light on the blog update side for the past week as I have been focusing most of my attention on integrating the content of Twin Otter Archive into Twin Otter World. Once this is complete, it will truly be a case of a one-stop destination for Twin Otter material, current and historical.

So far I have transferred close to 90 aircraft. The move requires more than just a copy and paste, each page needs to be rebuilt, however this is also providing an opportunity to update the page when it is moved. Check out the "Archive" tab here on the site to see what has been done so far. There is a Master Index page, a Manufacturers Production Marks page, and also a Update Summary as well

Yesterday, I also moved the Series 400 Production table into the website itself, rather than relying on a PDF link. This takes one step out of the updating process. The same thing will happen with the Operators & Fleets pages, but that will take some time.

If you are currently a subscriber I'd like to encourage you to check the website regularly, as there is much to offer here. Checking the blog update is a simple one-click effort from the landing page, and gives you easy access to all the other features as well.

Lastly, for those people who have been involved with the Twin Otter over the past 50 years, and have topical photos (slides or prints) and would like to share them, just let me know via the Contact the Editor form (under About & Subscribe). I am happy to scan and return (with the scanned file) without cost - or even more pleased if anyone wants to just contribute a collection, particularly if they are slides.

Twin Otter Update

226 - DHC-6-200HG™ 8Q-IAG Island Aviation Service, Male [Aerostar Bravo/Gravitas Aviation]

Sold to Aerostar Bravo 01-Nov-2017 (was leased).

296 - DHC-6-300 C-GLAI Planes & Parts Ltd., Turner Valley, AB

Registration cancelled 02-Nov-2017 to Curaçao.

725 - DHC-6-300 C-GKBO Kenn Borek Air Ltd., Calgary, AB

Flew Calgary-Int'l, AB - Colorado Springs, CO - McAllen-Miller, TX - Liberia 04/05-Nov-2017 en route to Antarctica.

954 - DHC-6-400 C-GVEP Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Registration cancelled 06-Nov-2017 on export to U.S.A. Registered to Bald Mountain Air Service Inc., Homer, AK 07-Nov-2017 as N729BM.

957 - DHC-6-400 C-FBLZ Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Spokane-Int'l, AB - Victoria-Int'l, BC 06-Nov-2017 as VKN957. Aircraft is for Servicio Nacional Aeronaval, as seen on the website landing page.

961 - DHC-6-400 C-GVSW Viking Air Ltd., Sidney, BC

Flew Victoria-Int'l, BC - Calgary-Int'l, AB 07-Nov-2017 as VKN961.