DHC-3 Otter Archive Master Index

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c/n 207

C-FTOK after rebuild, at Saskatoon - CYXE, Saskatchewan.
Photo: Unknown photographer © circa November 1984 - Karl E. Hayes Collection
N2YV operating from Talkeetna - PATK, Alaska.
Photo: Gostar den Das © 13 May 2015 - AviaMagzine.com

c/n 207

IM-1709 • C-FTOK



• IM-1709 Indian Air Force. Delivered 15-Nov-1957. Withdrawn from Inventory at Barrackpore Air Base, north of Calcutta on 31-Mar-1991.

Total time: 6,482hrs.

• No regn Mike Hackman Aircraft Sales / La Ronge Aviation, Saskatoon, SK.

Note: Rebuilt by T.C. Aviation Ltd., Saskatoon, SK.

C-FTOK La Ronge Aviation Services Ltd., La Ronge, SK. Regd 10-Nov-1994.

C-FTOK North of Sixty Flying Services Inc., Plymouth MN, USA. Based Edmonton, AB., and Obre Lake, NT. Owned from 11-Jun-1996. Regd 16-Jun-1996.

C-FTOK North of Sixty Flying Services Inc., care of Brydon Denroche, Yellowknife, NT. Re regd 26-Aug-2002. Canx 07-Oct-2012. Removed from CCAR 26-Sep-2013.

N2YV. JB Leasing Co., LLC., Nikiski, AK. Regd 16-Dec-2013.

N2YV Talkeetna Air Taxi Inc., Talkeetna, AK Regd 07-Oct-2014.

Airworthiness date: 19-May-2014.

Power plant: Honeywell TPE331-12JR.


Otter 207 was delivered to the Indian Air Force on 15th November 1957 with serial IM-1709. After test flying at Downsview, it was packed into a crate and shipped to India where it was re-assembled. The Indian Air Force continued to fly the Otter until the type was formally withdrawn from the inventory on 31st March 1991 and the surviving aircraft were offered for sale. The successful bidders were Mike Hackman Aircraft Sales/La Ronge Aviation, who travelled to India to prepare the Otters to be shipped back to Canada. IM-1709 was located at Barrackpore Air Base, north of Calcutta. It had accumulated 6,482 hours in Indian Air Force service. It was one of eight Otters shipped from Calcutta, by sea to Vancouver and then overland to Saskatoon, where they arrived on 30th April 1994.

The Otter was rebuilt by T.C. Aviation at Saskatoon and registered C-FTOK to La Ronge Aviation Services Ltd, La Ronge, Saskatchewan in November '94. It was sold to North of Sixty Flying Services Inc., Obre Lake, Northwest Territories in June 1996. Here it joined the company's other Otter   C-FAYR (436). As its website proclaims: “North of Sixty charters its own dedicated Convair 580 which takes you directly from Winnipeg to our lodge, a flight of two and a half hours”. The Otters are then used to fly guests from the main lodge to outlying lakes, rivers and camps.

C-FTOK. North of Sixty Flying Services Inc., Obre Lake, Northwest Territories. R-1340 engine.

Note: Currently has Honeywell TPE331-12JR.

Full history up to 2005 courtesy of Karl E Hayes © from DHC-3 Otter - A History (CD-ROM 2005)