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Monday, 3 August 2015

Welcome to Dash7Spotter

Welcome to Dash7Spotter, the third blog which joins TwinOtterSpotter which began in 2012, and Dash8Spotter which was just launched this July.

The intent with the latest two blogs is really to eventually compliment more in depth websites on both the DHC-7 and DHC-8, similar to how TwinOtterSpotter works with TwinOtterArchive. The amount of activity in the world's remaining DHC-7 fleet, from only 113 examples total production does not translate very well to a blog format. There just isn't enough movements to have daily entries, so this will be a place to log what action does happen (and it does!) and develop a good library of photos of the aircraft over the years.

I have just begun to populate the Operator Galleries on the right of your screen, and over the coming days and weeks will continue to do that, and record any DHC-7 movements/transactions/photos as they occur.

An appropriate start to the blog is to feature MSN 80, DHC-7-102 C-GHSL which is seen taxiing out at Vancouver on 13-Jul-1986, in a photo by Henry Tenby. The arrival of this particular aircraft to AirBC coincided with the beginning of my career, which would span the next 25 years with the DHC-7 and DHC-8.

MSN 80 - DHC-7-102 C-GHSL
AirBC (basic Piedmont Commuter c/s)
Vancouver, BC 13-Jul-1986
Henry Tenby Photo



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