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Withdrawn from use and stored at Wilton Airport, N.S.W. - 2005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.)