High-flying Twin Otter


#1

flightaware.com/live/flight/VKN4 … J/tracklog

Interesting; wonder what it’s doing? This is the Viking series 400 demonstrator.


#2

Twin Otters are not pressurized, are they? I also wonder if it still has the floats on, that’s a good chunk of weight and drag.


#3

vikingair.com/content.aspx?id=276

Service ceiling is listed as 26,700.


#4

No, it’s on wheels now.


#5

You can of course fly that high with Oxygen tanks/masks. If, for example, you wanted to fly that aircraft in the Himalayas that’s what you’d have to do and that’s possibly what they’re testing.


#6

Understood. It just becomes less practical when you have pax on board.