Saturday 9 December 2023

De Havilland DHC-3 Otter ZK-VAS.

 Another photo from Allister Jenks - this time taken at Rotorua on 02-12-2023 - shows the De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter ZK-VAS c/n 35.

This aircraft is older than many of us -  having a date of manufacture of 22-01-1954.

Built for the Royal Canadian Air Force with the serial of 3677 it was taken on charge on 31-03-1954.
It spent time in Egypt with United Nation duties from 1957 through to October 1966.
Withdrawn from use in 1977 it became C-GOFA, moving on to N511BW from 26-06-1986. 
Back in Canada again it became C-FXGA3 from 27-06-2002. 
This was cancelled on 24-06-2002 for its move to NZ.
It became ZK-VAS on 16-11-2004 with Volcanic Air Safaris Ltd at Rotorua.

Form a more detailed history and photos see HERE

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