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De Havilland Canada Twin Otter (VP-FBB) - VP-FBB Taking off from Fossil Bluff Skiway.
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De Havilland Canada Twin Otter (VP-FBB)


VP-FBB Taking off from Fossil Bluff Skiway.


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Paul Wisgerhof
VP-F** registrations are for the Falkland Islands. Anyone know why this one is registered there?
Mark Harris
VP-FBB is registered to the British Antarctic Survey so maybe is or was based on the Falkland Islands.
rjm045Photo Uploader
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) was originally the Falkland Islands Dependencies and there is a long tradition of registering British Antarctic Survey ships and aircraft in the Falkland Islands as part of that connection.
Dan Chiasson
great (lucky?) timing in the shot! mere inches off the skiway (did not know that was an aviation term). Beauty
ken kemper
A very unique pic rjm....

Love It !!
frank theriault
One of the greatest aircraft ever built. Is there anywhere a Twin Otter can't go? Terrific photo!
Larry Stock
Great Shot. These aircraft spend their Antarctic winters at Calgary Springbank Airport where they are maintained over the course of that time by Rocky Mountain Aircraft, specialists in DHC6 maintenance.
marylou anderson
Pardon my ignorance:
Is it part of a lake?
Don Hines

A skiway is a runway - on ice - primarily designed for ski equipped aircraft to utilize. Arctic and antarctic bases all use skiways.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
19-May-2023 UnknownCalgary/Springbank (Springbank) ()Calgary/Springbank (Springbank) () 08:37AM MDT 08:38AM MDT 0:00
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