The Twin Otter’s two-engine design offers dependable safety that operators trust to support their mission. The aircraft are well liked for their easy maintenance and Viking's reliable global parts and repair support.
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US Army Parachute Team
The United States Army Parachute Team, nicknamed the Golden Knights, is the United State Army's demonstration and competition parachute team. It consists of demonstration and competition Parachutist teams, drawn from US Army Paratroopers who have demonstrated excellence in their parachuting skills. The Twin Otter is the group's primary support aircraft for their over 5,000 hours of flying time each year.
Based at Victoria International Airport in British Columbia, Canada, Pacific Sky Aviation
specializes in Transport Canada approved flight training for private and commercial pilot licenses and ratings, and has recently begun to offer flight operations and seaplane base consulting services. As a sister company to Viking, Pacific Sky also provides Twin Otter development and production flight testing services for all Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft, ferry services to customer locations, and in-country Twin Otter pilot training.
Pacific Sky Aviation has contracted TRU Simulation + Training (formerly Mechtronix) of Montreal, Quebec to develop a state of the art Level "D" Full Flight Simulator / Seaplane Trainer. This will be the world's first full flight simulator to feature a seaplane configuration.
The simulator will be ready for training in 2016, and will be incorporated into a new 13,000 square foot Pacific Sky Aviation training facility to be constructed adjacent to Viking's corporate headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia.
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