Red Hot Otter | Alaska
The venerable DeHavilland Otter is a trusty workhorse in Alaska. These airplanes are the "heavy lifters" of the amphibian/seaplane world. Piston powered, these aircraft were already proven and capable aircraft. When the idea was to mate this airplane to a turbine powerplant, the performance increased substantially, making it able to take off and land in smaller, tighter lakes and rivers.