VH-TZL. de Havilland Canada DHC-6-100 Twin Otter. c/n 43.

It was also registered as: VH-ZKF.

 

This aircraft was built by de Havilland Canada at Downsview, Ontario, Canada

Ordered new by Aeralpi Linee Aeree SpA, Trento, Italy

Construction completed at Downsview - March 29, 1967

First flown at Downsview as I-CHAN - April 23, 1967

Powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 engines

Accepted by Aeralpi at Downsview - April 27, 1967

The aircraft was named 'Chantal'

Withdrawn from service and stored at Colombier, Switzerland - July 02, 1968

Sold to Fairfield Aviation Corp - April 1969

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N935JM - April 1969

Leased to Mackay International Airways Inc, Fort Lauderdale as the registered operator

Sold to F. B. Ayer & Associates Inc, New York - July 1969

The lease to Mackay International Airways cointinued

Returned to lessor on termination of the lease - April 1972

Sold to Syd-Aero, Stockholm, Sweden - April 16, 1972

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April 1972

Entered onto the Swedish Aircraft Register as SE-FTO - April 1972

Leased to General Air, Hamburg, Germany as the registered operator - June 15, 1972

Returned to lessor on termination of the lease - August 10, 1972

Sold to Aeropelican Intercity Commuter Service, Australia - April 21, 1978

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TZL - May 03, 1978

Registered to Aeropelican Intercity Commuter Services Pty Ltd, Belmont, N.S.W.

Operated first revenue service with Aeropelican Belmont - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - May 20, 1978

Sold to Whitaker Pty Ltd - June 1981

Registered to Whitaker Pty Ltd t/a Noosa Air, Maruborough, Queensland - June 24, 1981

Leased to Sunstate Airlines, Brisbane as the registered operator - July 01, 1983

Registered to Whitaker Air Pty Ltd t/a Sunstate Airlines - January 27, 1989

Registered to B. R. Whitaker Pty Ltd t/a Whitaker Air Charters - August 15, 1989

Leased to Sunstate Airlines as the registered operator continued

Returned to Whitaker Air Charters on termination of the lease - 1993

Sold to Karratha Flying Serevices, Karratha, Western Australia - July 01, 2004

Reregistered as VH-ZKF - August 11, 2004

Registered to KFS Aircraft Holdings Pty Ltd, Karratha, Western Australia t/a Karratha Flying Services

Registered to Peter Gash (Istlecote Pty Ltd) t/a Seair Pacific, Balinga, Queensland - March 11, 2016

Departed Perth (Jandakot) on the ferry flight to the Gold Coast - April 22, 2016

Arrived Gold Coast on completion of the ferry flight - April 24, 2016

Ferry route: Perth - Kalgoorlie - Forrest - William Creek - Marree - Charleville - Elliot Island - Gold Coast

Current with Seair Pacific

 

VH-TZL. Aeropelican - in the original livery at Newcastle Belmont Airport, November 1978.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 1920-910.)

VH-TZL. Noosa Air Commuter - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1982.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-863.)

VH-TZL. Sunstate - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1985.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-744.)

VH-TZL. Sunstate - in the standard livery at Cairns Airport, November 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-418.)

VH-TZL. Whitaker Air - in the standard livery at Townsville Airport, July 23, 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 1920-450.)