VH-TGU. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-200 Twin Otter. c/n 088.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Trans-Australia Airlines - ?

Build by de Havilland Canada Inc, Downsview, Ontario, Canada

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N1756 - ?

Registered to de Havilland Canada Inc, Downsview, Ontario, Canada

Rolled out as N1756 - January 22, 1968

First flown at Downsview as N1756 - February 12, 1968

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 engines

Accepted by TAA Trans-Australia Airlines at Downsview - February 29, 1968

Handed over to the ferry contractor Air Capital Internation for the ferry flight to Australia - February 29, 1968

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - March 28, 1968

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 28, 1968

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TGU - April 11, 1968

Registered to Trans-Australia Airlines, Melbourne

This aircraft was converted to a DHC-6-200 by Hawker de Havilland, Bankstown - June 1969

Sold to Territory Airlines, Goroka, Papua New Guinea - October 03, 1973

Arrived Goroka on completion of the ferry flight from Australia - October 04, 1973

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 02, 1974

Entered onto the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register as P2-TGU - May 02, 1974

Territory Airlines changed its name to Talair - December 1974

Reregistered as P2-RDB - March 11, 1976

Registered to Talair, Goroka, Papua New Guinea

Withdrawn from service and stored at Goroka - May 25, 1993

Ferried Goroka - Mareeba (Queensland) for storage - September 29, 1993

Sold to Down Under Inc, Waynesville, Ohio - March 21, 1994

Departed Cairns on the ferry flight to the United States - March 24, 1994

Ferry route: Cairns - Port Moresby - Port Vila - Pago Pago - Honolulu - San Francisco

Cancelled from the Papua New Guinea Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N669JW - May 20, 1994

Registered to Down Under Inc, Waynesville, Ohio

The aircraft was primarily operated on behalf of Skydive, Sebastian, Florida

Sold to Fayard Enterprises, Louisburg, North Carolina - March 20, 1997

Sold to Pegasus Air, Laurel, Delaware - December 18, 1999

Registered to Pegasus Air, Laurel, Delaware - December 18, 1999

The aircraft is operated for Skydive Delmarva, Laurel, Delaware

Current with Skydive Delmarva

 

VH-TGU. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-439.)

VH-TGU. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-440.)

VH-TGU. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the standard livery at Townsville Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-444.)

P2-TGU. TAL Territory Airlines - in the basic TAA livery at Brisbane Airport, July 1976.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-750.)

P2-RDB. Talair - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-904.)