01 Oktober 2014
Sixth Twin Otter seaplane VNT-773 of Vietnamese Navy (photo : Phunu Today)
The sixth Twin Otter seaplane has officially hit the road in Vietnam, is expected to land at Cam Ranh Bay in early October.
Reportedly, sixth seaplane DHC-6 Twin Otter (as well as the final agreement to purchase six planes were Navy Vietnam and firm Viking Air of Canada signed in 2010) brought number MSN 887 VNT-773 (N900VK / C-GVAT) has officially hit the road in Vietnam on the morning of 28/9.
So nearly a week after the graduation ceremony second pilot group of Vietnam Navy in Victoria on 22/9, sixth seaplane DHC-6 Twin Otter take off has done for the country itinerary .
Earlier, speaking at the graduation ceremony on 22/9 pilots Vietnam, CEO of Pacific Sky Aviation, Mr. Michael Coughlin said 5 out of 6 Twin Otter from Viking Air 400 order has been transferred to the Vietnamese Navy South. It is expected that the sixth aircraft will arrive in Vietnam base in early October.
Vietnam pilot group of 10 recently graduated from flight training at Pacific Sky on 22/9. They were happy to receive the diploma, behind the sixth Twin Otter seaplane.
Pacific Sky Aviation is a member company of Viking Air, participate in training to take on all the technical staff and pilots Twin Otter floatplane in Vietnam. With the support and teaching of Pacific Sky, in 2013, a first group of 26 Vietnam Navy officer has completed flight training program and a maintenance phase, while the second group of 10 Pilots also completed a flight training program lasted 20 months intensive.
The seaplane pilots Vietnam undergone training in Canada include: 6 months learning English aviation; certification of private pilots transport and trade of Canada; a total of 6,000 hours of flight training; collective response on the water and on a night flying aircraft C172, C182 and DHC-2 Beaver.
The pilots must have 1,000 hours total on the DHC-6 aircraft types, including 650 hours of flight time and 2,100 takeoff - landing on the coastal waters and the lakes in British Columbia.
When on the water, the pilot will also be supported by a pilot training aircraft DHC-6's Pacific Sky and Viking representative in Vietnam.
With a team of 6 Twin Otter, Vietnamese Navy Aviation will soon have a fleet of maritime patrol aircraft modernization, strengthening the protection of the sovereignty of the island nation.