Mfg 1967, this is the last Otter built by deHavilland Canada. Parked in front of the AOG Air Support facility for maintenance, this Otter is far from being in stock condition. Look at the changes....Walter turbine engine of 751 SHP and a five bladed prop, Baron STOL kit and amphibious floats. A very large and impressive float plane. Now registered as N725TH out of Renton, Wash, and it is often seen at STOLairus in Kelowna for annual maintenance.
FITS came to Vancouver for a battery change and then flew off to Tofino. This was the last Otter given the Walter turbine conversion by the now defunct AOG Air Support in Kelowna. The Otter is now in pieces inside the Recon Air Hangar at Geraldton Ontario to eventually be rebuilt.
Originally RCAF 3698. Once was a yellow bird of the Ontario Gov't. Brand new Walter Turbine conversion. Note the airflow sensors on top of the cowl. Analyzing rain dispersal over the windshield. Sad note: This Otter was destroyed in a fatal crash in Ontario on 16 Dec 2003.