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Pilatus Porter History
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S/N 540

S/N: 540 Built: 1962 TSN: 9'250
Registration Type Operator / Owner From To Remarks
HB-FAL PC-6/350 Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG 1962-04-09 1965-03-26 demonstrator on floats
CF-RZZ PC-6/350-H1 J.Morvan 1965-03 1965 demonstrator in Canada
N17077 PC-6/350-H1 Fairchild Hiller 1965 1967-09-26  
N17077 PC-6/350-H1 Northern Light Gospel Missions / Fairchild Hiller 1967-09-26 1970-04-09  
C-FBGL PC-6/350-H2 Northern Light Gospel Missions 1970-05-19 1990-07-17 ops on floats
C-FBGL PC-6/350-H2 Mackenzie Mountain Outfitters (1978) Ltd 1990-07-17 1991-09-18 ops on floats
C-FBGL PC-6/350-H2 Wayco Aviation Ltd 1991-09-18 1993-09-22 ops on floats
C-FBGL PC-6/350-H2 Coyote Air Service Ltd 1993-09-22 2002-02-27 ops on floats
N283SW PC-6/350-H2 Kennicott Wilderness Air LLC 2002-03-06 2009-04-15  
N283SW PC-6/350-H2 Mc Carthy Air LLC 2009-04-15 2015-06 among the 10 oldest PC-6 worldwide
N283SW PC-6 Flyporter LLC 2015-06 2016-10 mod to PC-6/340 in Yeti HB-FAN c/s
HB-FAN PC-6 Flyporter LLC (Swiss Dhaulagiri Expedition) 2016-10 Displayed at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz Luzern
           

HB-FAL of Pilatus Flugzeugwerke on demo tour in Sweden - Photo by Pilatus Flugzeugwerke © 1964 HB-FAL was the 1st PC-6 on floats used as demonstrator - Photo courtesy by Walter Blumer jun. © 1964
CF-RZZ of J.Morvan at Vancouver - Photo by Harvey Gooch © 1965 C-FBGL of Wayco Aviation in the beautiful nature of Canada - Photo by Coyote Air Service © 1-Jul-93
C-FBGL of Coyote Air Service Ltd on a glacier in Canada - Photo by Coyote Air Service © 1997 N283SW of Coyote Air Service Ltd at Anchorage - Photo by Gary Green © 25-Feb-02
N283SW of Mc Carthy Air Service at Mt Blackburn in the Wrangells - Photo by Gary Green © 6-May-02 N283SW of Mc Carthy Air Service on the Kennicott Glacier - Photo by Gary Green © 15-Jul-04
N283SW PC-6/350-H2 of Mc Carthy Air Alaska - Photo by Edwin Mc Keithin © 5-Jul-11 N283SW PC-6/350-H2 of Flyporter LLC at McCarthy - Photo by Philipp Sturm © 10-Jun-15
N283SW of Flyporter LLC during preparation for the Yeti project - Photo by Philipp Sturm © 20-Jun-15 N283SW of Flyporter LLC during preparation for the Yeti project - Photo by Philipp Sturm © 2-Jul-15
S/N 540 painted as HB-FAN 'Yeti' at the Aero Friedrichshafen - Photo by Mirko Bleuer © 20-Apr-16 S/N 540 painted as HB-FAN 'Yeti' at the Aero Friedrichshafen - Photo by Mirko Bleuer © 20-Apr-16
S/N 540 painted as HB-FAN 'Yeti' at Museum of Transport Luzern - Photo by Mario Richard © 12-Feb-17

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