N3307S at Talkeetna between glacier landings on Denali.
Off again.
Photos: Neil Aird © 10 September 2004
N3307S at Healy, Alaska.
Photos: Fred Wallis ©  09 August 2003
N3307S of Arctic Wings, on Amphibs.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1999 - Aird Archives
A2-AFD at Grand Central Aerodrome near Johannesburg, RSA.

Serving with Airwork Botswana, equipped for survey work.

Photo: Louis J. Vosloo © Date unknown
Photo: Unknown photographer © c.1980's - Aird Archives
ZS-CIW minus tail stinger.
Photo: Unknown photographer © c.1980's - Michael J. Ody Collection
ZS-CIW at Rand - FAGM, while operating witn AVEX AIR.
Photo: Unknown photographer © August 1975 - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1975 - Peter Wollender Collection - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1975 - Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: Unknown photographer © c1975 - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © December 1975 - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1975 - Ruben Husberg Collection
ZS-CIW just before repaint.
Photo: Unknown photographer © February 1972 - Aird Archives





ZS-CIW De Havilland South Africa. Delivered 18-Mar-1957.

ZS-CIW Thompson, Turvey & van Ginkel, Johannesburg-Rand. Regd Feb-1958.

ZS-CIW Association Manganese Mines of South Africa Ltd., Johannesburg, RSA. Regd Jun-1958. Canx 04-Aug-1987.

A2-AFD Airwork Botswana, Bethlehem, Botswana.

A2-AFD Orsmond Aerial Spraying, Bethlehem, Botswana. May-1992.

Note: Seen stored, in semi-derelict state, Bethlehem, Botswana.

N570RA Ronson Aviation, Mercer County Airport, Trenton, NJ. Regd May-1995.

C-FZNA L. Kushniruk, (Canadian General Aircraft) Calgary, AB. Regd 15-Nov-1996. Canx 11-Dec-1996.

N3307S Don E Glaser, Palmer, AK. Regd 28-Mar-1997. Canx 02-Mar-2003 & 07-Jul-2003

Airworthiness date: 09-Apr-1999.

N3307S James J. Trumball, Denali Park, AK. Regd 23-Jul-2003. Operated by Fly Denali, Inc., Talkeetna, AK. Canx 24-Jan-2006.

Accident: 43mi. NE of Talkeetna. 07-Mar-2005. The airline transport pilot was conducting a mountain sightseeing flight with three passengers operated by Fly Denali Inc under Title 14, CFR Part 135. The pilot said the flight was at 11,000 feet msl and encountering some turbulence, when the airplane started to shake violently. He said he could not control the airplane, and stopped the engine in case it was creating the problem. The shaking continued until he slowed the airplane to 80 mph. He restarted the engine, and landed safely. An examination of the airplane revealed that both wings were structurally damaged. Prior to the event, the pilot had been taking a digital video with audio through the window of the airplane. The recording shows the airplane in a wings level attitude in VFR conditions. When dropped to the floor after the initiation of the event, the camera continued to record. The audio recording revealed a vibration for about 3 to 7 seconds in the 8.2 to 8.4 Hz range, which is in the appropriate range for the wing bending/torsional first mode of vibration. Nothing on the visual or audio recording indicated the airplane was being flown outside its normal operating envelope. The airplane was examined by aerospace engineers from the Anchorage FAA Aircraft Certification Office. Damage signatures indicated that the rear spars of both wings oscillated up and down with significant amplitude at span station 92.5. The bushing holes in the rear spar attachment fittings were elongated, and the right aileron and rudder were severely under-balanced. The engineers were not able to ascertain if the aileron cable tension was adjusted properly prior to the event. In 1980, prompted by flutter events, the manufacturer produced Service Bulletin 2/29, relating aileron/wing flutter to more than one of the following four conditions: ailerons not balanced; aileron cables in the wing slack; deterioration in the stiffness of the aileron mounting structure in the fuselage; and/or the airplane being flown outside the limits of the flight manual. On February 20, 1980, in response to the manufacturer's service bulletin, the FAA issued Airworthiness Directive AD 80-24-02, which required inspections of the airplane's wings, spars, and aileron cable tension and balance, based on service time and part numbers.. NTSB report ANC05LA046.

Note: Total hours at Mar-2005 – 9,768 hours.

N3307S Gina Marie Hoppner, Fairbanks AK. Regd 21-Mar-2006. Shown on FAA records as Expired 31-Mar-2012. can 15-May-2015.

Status unknown  •