History behind the wings: N753AK

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Built in 1953, this 7th DHC-­‐3 Otter built, hence the N753AK.  It was the first Otter delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) on March 28, 1953.     Allocated to the Central Experimental & Proving Establishment (CEPE) at Rockcliffe, Ottawa, for the purposes of evaluation of this new type of aircraft to enter RCAF service. …

History beyond the wings: N339AK

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Built in 1965, the 454th DHC-­‐3 Otter was purchased by the Tanzanian Air Force on April 12, 1966. It remained in Canada under the care of the RCAF until May 1967, when it was crated and shipped to Tanzania, where it was re-­‐assembled and entered service, based at Dar Es Salaam. Of eight Otters in …

History behind the wings: N338AK

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Built in 1958, the 262nd DHC-­‐3 Otter on the line was delivered to Petroina SA of Luanda, Angola on June 26, 1958, then the colony of Portuguese West Africa. It was later registered to Compagnie de Petroleos de Angola. Having served the oil industry in Angola for 12 years, the Otter was purchased by Bannock …

History behind the wings: N337AK

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Continuing on through the fleet our N337AK was the 418th DeHavilland Otter built and has quite the stamps in her passport! From Ontario, to Gana West Africa, back to New Brunswisk, onto SanDiego on her way to Mexico, and back up to Saskatchewan. She became Alaska bound in 1983 with about 10 years in Ketchikan …

History behind the wings: N336AK

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All of our airplanes have colorful pasts and flew unique routes to get to us today.  Lets start with N336AK.   She has been a shining star in our fleet but had a full life before joining the Wings Airways fleet. Built in 1958, it was the 333rd DHC-3 Otter built was delivered to the …

Juneau Waterfront

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Summer of 2017 is kicking off in sunny style!     Holland Americas MS Oosterdam is coming in for their first call at the new and improved Alaska Steamship Dock in the heart of downtown Juneau.  Accompanied of course by one of our beautiful DeHavilland Otters!