Twin Otter

Twin Otter propeller interior
Jul 19, 2016

Aircraft lifespans can be measured by how many hours they’ve spent flying, or how many “cycles” they’ve done. Each cycle represents a successful take-off and landing, and generally gives a more accurate picture of the aircraft’s condition than just flight hours.

Amphibious Twin Otter Aircraft
Jun 26, 2016

An amphibious aircraft is one that can take-off and land on both water and land. Viking’s Twin Otter aircraft have the option of being outfitted with amphibious floats that allow it to land on both land and water without having to switch out landing gear between flights.

Apr 7, 2016

This question was recently submitted by a website visitor, and is a common one we get asked due to the popularity of certain DHC aircraft.

Twin Otter Series 400
Apr 7, 2016

The Series 400 Twin Otter has five different landing gear configurations: standard wheels, intermediate floatation gear (often called a tundra tire), amphibious floats, straight floats, and wheel skis.

Viking Floatplane ground landing gear
Apr 2, 2016

This question was submitted by a recent visitor to the site.

Floatplanes are a type of seaplane, and have floats (or pontoons) mounted underneath their fuselage to act as landing gear.