The DHC-6 "Twin Otter" (ICAO: DHC6 / WAKE: LIGHT) is a Canadian STOL (Short Takeoff and Landing) utility aircraft. Created in Second Life by Adventure Air, the aircraft was based on the real-life DHC-6 Twin Otter developed by de Havilland Canada and currently produced by Viking Air.
The DHC-6 Twin Otter's fixed tricycle undercarriage, STOL abilities and high rate of climb have made it a successful cargo, regional passenger airliner and MEDEVAC aircraft. In addition, the Twin Otter has been popular with commercial skydiving operations, and is used by the United States Army Parachute Team and the United States Air Force's 98th Flying Training Squadron
The Twin Otter has been popular not only with bush operators as a replacement for the single-engine de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter but also with other civil and military customers, with over 890 aircraft built. Many commuter airlines in the U.S. got their start by flying the Twin Otter in scheduled passenger operations.
Adventure Air's Twin Otter comes equipped with four undercarriage choices, ground proximity warning system (GPWS), seven pre-loaded liveries, working instruments, doors and functioning lights (strobe, navigation, landing and beacon lights).
- Pilot / co-pilot Heads-Up Display (HUD).
- Four undercarriage choices (amphi, floats, wheels and skids).
- Independent engine start-up.
- Working lighting (strobe, navigation, landing and beacon lights).
- Working cockpit instruments (compass, altimeter, artificial horizon, airspeed and vertical speed).
- Flaps (10°-40°).
- Ground proximity warning system (GPWS).
- Seats up to sixteen people.
- Optional fuel system.
- Customizable paint and seven liveries preloaded.