VH-OTA. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-100 Twin Otter. c/n 090.
Was also registered as: VH-BVS.
This aircraft was built at the de Havilland Canada, Inc, Downsview, Ontario plant
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N950SA - ?
Registered to de Havilland Canada, Inc, Downsview, Ontario
Rolled out at Downsview - November 28, 1967
First flown at Downsview as N950SA - December 13, 1967
Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 engines
Reregistered as N950SM - December 21, 1967
Delivered to MAC Miami Aviation Corporation, Opa Locka, Florida - December 23, 1967
Sold to Skymark Airlines, Sacramento, California - December 23, 1967
Skymark Airlines merged with Aero Commuter, Long Beach, California - March 28, 1969
Aero Commuter was renamed Golden West Airlines, Los Angeles, California - July 15, 1969
Leased to Frontier Airlines, Denver, Colorado - October 24, 1970
Returned to Golden West Airlines on termination of the lease - April 1974
The history of this aircraft has not been adequately recorded from 1974 to 1983
It was observed operating in the basic Frontier Airlines livery in a cargo configuration at many airports around
California that were not normally served by Golden West Airlines
Sold to Air Associates, Plymouth, Massachusetts - April 22, 1983
Leased to Mountain Air Cargo, Denver, Colorado - March 1984
Sold to Mountain Air Cargo, Denver, Colorado - February 1987
Sold to Jimmy & Wilma Godwin t/a Umatilla Aviation Services, Umatilla, Florida - February 27, 1991
Transferred to Wilma Godwin t/a Umatilla Aviation Services - October 01, 1991
Sold to First Security Bank of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah - November 10, 1995
Sold to Sydney Aerial Tours, Sydney - November 10, 1995
Arrived Sydney (Bankstown) on completion of the ferry flight from the United States - January 01, 1996
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - ?
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OTA - February 27, 1996
Registered to Sydney Air Tours, Sydney
Operated as a skydiving platform by Sydney Skydiving Centre
Sold to Mobile Carpet Cleaning, Bankstown - ?
The aircraft continued to be used as a skydiving platform by Sydney Skydiving
Withdrawn from use and stored at Wilton Airport, N.S.W. - 2005
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 18, 2006
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BVS - August 05, 2014
Registered to Blue Wing Airline N.V., Paramaribo, Surinam
Leased to C. J. Aerospace Pty Ltd, Carringbah, Sydney as the registered operator
Current status - ?
VH-OTA. Sydney Skydiving Centre - in the standard livery at Wilton Field, February 1997.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-815.)