Monday, February 20, 2006

The Aircraft

This is my airplane. The de Havilland Twin Otter, a.k.a. DHC-6 300 a.k.a. Dash-6. O.K. its no 747 full of cheerleaders but for what is is, its a pretty cool little machine. Two twin turbine engines each generating 620 shaft horse power..That's a total of 1240 h.p. Max gross weight of 12500 pounds, it holds 19 passengers, 2 crew. Canadian built in the 60's the plane was originally built for bush style to haul heavy loads in and out of small areas in high mountainous terrain. Its been used all over the world for weather research, military, skydiving, bush and seaplane opperations. People ask what its like to fly, I say its a lot like driving a truck. Its slow and bumpy, but it can take a beating and keep on going.


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