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c/n 427

CF-ODX / 67 in first livery.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Karl E. Hayes Collection
C-FODX / 67 next "yellow bird" livery.
Photo: Les Corness © September 1964 - via Larry Milberry - Karl E. Hayes Collection
C-FODX at Langley - CYNJ, British Columbia.
Photo: John W. Olafson © 26 May 2011
C-FODX kicks up some spray on the Fraser River.
Photo: Fred Barnes © 13 June 2011
C-FODX rather undressed.
Photo: John W. Olafson © 09 June 2016

c/n 427

CF-ODX • C-FODX • N644JJ • C-FODX

C-GTMW

• CF-ODX Ontario Provincial Air Service (OPAS). Delivered 09-Oct-1962. Initially based at Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

• C-FODX Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources. Regd owner was changed.

• C-FODX Put into storage at Sault Ste. Marie in 1989. Canx 17-Sep1990.

• C-FODX Waweig Lake Outfitters, Waweig Lake, ON. Regd Sep-1990 & 19-Apr-1994. Canx 15-Jun-1995.

• C-FODX Wilderness North Air Ltd., Thunder Bay, ON. Based Waweig Lake, ON. Regd 05-Jun-1995. Canx 08-Aug-1995.

N644JJ Aircraft Investments LLC., Oshkosh, WI. Regd 08-Aug-1995.

Airworthiness date: 28-Apr-1997.

Power plant: Converted to Vazar turbine and converted to VIP interior.

N644JJ Arctic Aerospace LLC., Pahramp, NV. 05-Jun-2010. Canx 05-Nov-2011.

• C-FODX Arctic Aerospace LLC., (Douglas Waugh), Richmond, BC. Regd 12-May-2011.

• C-FODX Martini Aviation Ltd., Langley, BC. Based Fort Langley, BC. Regd 19-Dec-2011. Canx 19-Dec-2011.

• C-GTMW Martini Aviation Ltd., Langley, BC. Based Fort Langley, BC. Regd 19-Dec-2011.

Current

Otter 427 was delivered on 9th October 1962 to the Ontario Provincial Air Service (OPAS) as CF-ODX, based at Sault Ste.Marie, Ontario. In September 1972 the registered owner was changed to Province of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources, registration C-FODX. The Otter faithfully served the Province for nearly thirty years. ODX and ODW (403) were amongst the last Otters operated by the Province and were put into storage at Sault Ste.Marie in 1989. In order to dispose of the two aircraft, a deal was struck with Waweig Lake Outfitters whereby they acquired the two Otters in exchange for a Bell 206L helicopter. As they only required one Otter, Waweig Lake Outfitters disposed of C-FODW, but C-FODX was retained, registered to them in July 1990 and entered service, based at Waweig Lake, serving fishing and hunting lodges.

In June 1995 the Otter was sold and registered to Wilderness North Air Ltd., of Thunder Bay, Ontario. In August 1995 the Otter was transferred to the US register as N644JJ, registered to Aircraft Investments LLC., Oshkosh, Wisconsin, where it is based. The Otter has been converted to a Vazar turbine and outfitted into VIP configuration. Waweig Air and Wilderness North Air are associated companies, and operate Otters 44, 233 and 359 in support of fishing and hunting lodges. The owner of N644JJ is a major shareholder in Wilderness North Air, but retains N644JJ for personal use.

To be updated.

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