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Passenger float plane owned by Harbour Air, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

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This DeHavilland DHC-3 Turbine Single Otter 14 passenger float plane owned by Harbour Air Seaplanes of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada is tied up to a dock. 

Harbour Air Seaplanes was established in 1982 with two small seaplanes and a wish to service British Columbia’s forest industry.  Today, with over 30 aircraft, Harbour Air is the largest all seaplane company in the world providing scheduled service between Vancouver, the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island.

The DeHavilland DHC-3 Turbine Single Otter is a single engine, high wing, propeller-driven, aircraft developed by DeHavilland Canada and produced between 1951 - 1967. It was conceived to be capable of performing the same roles as the earlier and highly successful DeHavilland Beaver, but was overall a larger plane at 45.21ft (13.78m) long, a wingspan of 57.22 ft (17.44 m) and a gross weight of 8,000 lb (3,628 kg).  Powered by a Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S1H1-G Wasp radial, 600 hp (447 kW) engine, the Otter’s maximum speed was 160 mph (258 km/h) with a range of 834 nm (960 mi, 1545 km).

 

 

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