The Voyage Air Fleet
The de Havilland Turbo Otter on location in Northern Saskatchewan
The turbine conversion of the original radial piston engine has many benefits.
This engine upgrade significantly increases power, performance, payload and reliability.
The Single Otter has been operating in the north since receiving Canadian certification in 1952.
A Voyage Air Beaver
with an Arctic sunset
Engine: Pratt & Whitney R985
Rated Horsepower: 450 shaft hp.
Seating: 5 passengers, 1 crew
Max Payload: 1500lbs
Cruise Speed: 115 mph
Max Range: 5.5 hrs
Loading up for another canoe trip with the Cessna 185 .
Engine: Continental IO-520-D
Rated Horsepower: 300 shaft hp
Seating: 3 Passengers, 1 crew
Max payload: 800 lbs
Cruise Speed: 130 mph
Max Range: 4 hrs.
The Turbo Otter on wheels.
Versatility is key when flying in the bush, so the conversion to floats, skis or wheels is essential.
Engine: Walter H75 turbine
Rated power: 751 shaft hp.
Seating: 9 passengers, 1 crew
Max Payload: 2600lbs
Cruise Speed: 130 mph
Max Range: 6 hrs
Large Cargo Door
This Beaver is heading up to Northern Saskatchewan for some incredible fishing.
Voyage Air has three de Havilland Beavers in their fleet.
Canadian aviation history has shown that the DHC-2 Beaver has proven itself as the bush plane of choice for medium size payloads. With the Beaver's STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing)
capabilities, it can get in and out of many more places, safely.
The Beaver is one of the most rugged and versatile bush planes ever built. Hey! That's Dave flying that Beaver.
The Turbo Otter taxiing in for a pickup.
Voyage Air operated the original radial piston engine version of the DHC-3 Otter until their conversion in the late 1990s.
Since then the DHC-3T Turbo Otter has performed exceptionally well with all the benefits of more power, payload, higher speed and reliability.
Northern Saskatchewan is pretty big. The Turbo Otter can get you anywhere faster. Being an air charter service in Northern Saskatchewan, Voyage Air has found the Turbo Otter an invaluable upgrade to their charter fleet.
Taking off to Northern Saskatchewan with another fishing charter.
Northern Pike, Pickerel, Lake Trout?
Many Fishing stories to be told.
Here is a Single Otter story:
deHavilland designed the DHC-3 Single Otter as a larger, more powerful version of its highly successful DHC -2 Beaver STOL multi purpose aircraft.
During design its nick name was the "King Beaver" .
If the Otter was a "one-ton" truck, the Beaver would be the "half-ton".