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Banner photo: C-GAXL (1032) "Siblings" - Bruce W. Gowans © August 1988 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: N6782L (820) "It's Friday" - Fred Barnes © 14 June 1999 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-FMXS (1010) "Ten Ten" - Frederick K. Larkin © 16 September 2022 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-FOED (1591TB9) "Bottoms Up" - Frederick K. Larkin © 16 September 2022 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: VP-FAE (500) "Test Flight Time" - Freddy White © 29 August 1963 - Ian White Collection - Aird Archives

Banner photo: N5143G (466) "Bethel Visit" - JoJo Prince © 25 September 2022 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: 56-0359 (1038) "Tan Son Nhut" - Terry Love © June 1966 - March 1968 period - Aird Archives

Banner photo: N67112 (1046) "All together again" - Ben Cogger © 21 September 2022 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-FGQC (75) "New Clothes" - Reece Wilson © 17 September 2022 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: N49771 (1079) "Friday again" - Fred Barnes © 14 June 1999 - Aird Archives

Celebrating thirty-six years of research.

This website is a lasting tribute to the men and women, past and present, who have had anything to do with this fine aircraft.

Thanks for visiting and supporting the website.

If this is your first landing here, welcome on board.

Too much fun to miss! - Check out the gallery of our most recent, and links to many earlier fine banners. Good for the soul.

Many items shown here did not always appear in the individual aircraft pages - close to three thousand larger images!!

Don't forget to visit the current Banner Archives page #84

You can also check out the Calendars Retrospective page for lots more!

Recording DHC-2 Beaver history, every single day . . .

. . . . . if at all possible !

Neil Aird © 1986 - 2022 (Wow! - 36 Years - Has it been that long?) - Saw my first Beaver in 1961

Latest update: 01 October 2022utc

* For regular visitors . . . this is the page to BOOKMARK *

The Great Beaver Photo Hunt countdown 1,692 built
Only 318 photos left to find!

Can you help?

Individual Histories - most with several images on the Website. More added each and every day !

I maintain a complete database, only a small part of it is on this website, I usually wait for a picture before adding data.

Can you help with any additonal snaps? Be part of the search team!


I thrive on feedback, and am happy to add specific requests! Send an e-mail suggestion. Replace the "at" with @

nca "at" DHC-2.com

Approximate number of DHC-2 images on the website, as of 30 September 2022.

Thanks again to Ian Macintosh for the stats.


Tell me now, what book do you have that adds several images/pages to itself each and every day?

CAUTION: This website, really a "giant free e-book", now has some 4,569 pages and at least 21,562 or so different images!!

(Not counting the close to three thousand of my daily "Toonies").

Over 14,999 of Beaver aircraft (my running tally - which is anything containing parts of a Beaver! - Hence different from Ian's Monthly Tally).

Even includes some videos and slide shows and large PDF presentations. WARNING: Could be very addictve.

My sincere thanks to my hard working research collegue, Ian S. Macintosh.

Special thanks to Robert S. Grant, Nick Jackson, Jacques Guillem, Adrian M. Balch, John Mounce, Ian M. Macdonald, Dirk Septer, and many others. LINK

For new visitors - How to navigate this Web Site Click here .

Type in the item you wish to search for (e.g. Registration)

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All photos displayed herein are protected by international copyright laws and remain the property of the respective photographer.

No photo may be used for any means other than your private viewing without the express written consent of the publisher and/or individual photographer. This is strictly enforced.

Thank you for your understanding.

Drop me an e-mail if you wish to use any images.

nca "at" dhc-2.com


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Ah - Hi - there you are!! I'm here working away - nice to have your company - enjoy the visit!

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October 2022


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My daily cartoon.

"Adventures of Flame".

I create one of these every single day . .

. . . if I possibly can.

This is year nine!

Over 2,800 drawings.

Latest Blog Update

30 September 2022

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Absolutely nothing to do with Beavers !

Aird Aviation Archives

4,629 images now!

My regular INSTAGRAM account

No Beavers !


Now has 91 images.

For the rebuilders


1 added in

October 2022

A Beaver-a-day, if I can!

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Maintained by Ian Macintosh and Neil Aird.



Wondering what will be next?

Connies & Boeings

DC-6 / C-118


Will be completed in October

. . when I have some free time.



Beech 18 - C-45


Will be completed in October

. . when I have some free time.

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This site is non-profit and non-commercial.  Free of advertising, but there are significant costs for internet services. 

If you enjoy this site, we do need your support every now and then. 

A small contribution to the 2022 Beaver Hat Campaign is most welcome ;-)

It's your support, through donations, make this website possible. Thank You!


Meanwhile, enjoy your free (downloadable PDF) DHC-2.COM calendar pages.

Thanks to the generous, talented photographers who donate their work!

This is the 18th Year of the calendar. The 219th image. Good grief - that's a lot!

• Photo: Neil Aird © 07 November 2010 •

October 2022

(For private use only please)

Calendar Pages Retrospective

Thank you for supporting DHC-2.COM, I really do apppreciate it.

Remember, it's your help that keeps the web site going.


Honouring the de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter family - Turbine and Piston, with 1,834 images so far.

• Visitors so far - 137,685 since our roll-out back on 04 December 2015

If you have a Beaver For Sale - or related item - please use the e-mail nca "at" dhc-2.com to contact me.

Perhaps I can help you find a buyer?

This DHC-6 Twin Otter website is gradually being refreshed by Neil & Ian!

Constantly adding additional photos.

We do this just for our own amusement and edification - you are most welcome join us, browse, and of course, hopefully, contribute.

This is an original concept © layout, consistant with that of DHC-2.COM and DHC-3archive.com our other two major websites.

Over 308,970 unique visits logged since we began.

September 2022 - 131 months online!

The original de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter web photo resource.

At least 5,097 images added. Maybe you have some photos to contribute?

Basic data for 844 Legacy de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otters - plus the new build Viking DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 •

I finally go delving into my fondly treasured, rather dusty, dog-eared, old notebooks - also busy scanning, restoring, and publishing slides and negs left to me by dear friends. Blueskies - "Kilo-Mike" and "Eddy". Also adding favourites from various friend's collections.

Aird Aviation Archives

Some nostalgic airport visits and sixty-five years of "chasing planes" adventures 1957 - 2022.

"Still crazy after all those years . . . . " Paul Simon © 1975.

"Memorable Magic Moments"


We have had visitors from ( at least ) 187 countries *

(* interesting note, Beavers were exported to 63 countries !)



. . . . just since 13 March 2020 - 30 September 2022

Well worth viewing, if you have not seen it already.

Maybe you should watch it again!

Be one of over 1.798 million who have.

Danielle's blog "danieonthego" - I urge you to have a read.

Danie - never one to mince words.

Link to her first book's website

"The Fishermen of Progresso" - Short Stories by Danielle Aird


Danie's latest book has been published (07 February 2022). Available for sale around the world on Amazon.

SELLING WELL Have you got yours? Contact Danie and she can send one to you directly from Amazon with no shipping charges.


"The Camino is not just for walking" - Pilgrims, Hosts and Ghosts along The Way.

Meanwhile Danielle wrote:..... I am so excited! My book The Camino is not just for Walking has arrived. It can be found on Amazon but if you live in Kingston and would like a signed copy, I will have a stock of them to be collected at my house. You pay no shipping. The proceeds will go to help the wonderful men and women who host and feed pilgrims along the Camino de Santiago and who have sustained huge losses in income these last couple of years. Just let me know if you and / or your friends would like a copy. I will put the kettle on and we can have a visit at the same time. Here is the blurb. Have a wonderful day.

When Danielle Aird went in search of stories along the Camino de Santiago, she found a wealth of history not only of the Camino but of a wider Spain, and came across a fascinating, motley collection of characters alive and departed (pilgrims, hosts, volunteers, and other Spaniards). Unexpectedly, along the way, she also revisited her own unconventional past. In The Camino is not just for Walking, while her narrative takes readers by the hand through the small villages and larger cities, they are joined by usually friendly, often inspiring and sometimes eccentric characters spanning a millennium.


• Danielle's on going Philanthropic Projects •

Calcutta Rescue Canada

Short slide show & video The India Connection

You can donate via the main Calcutta Rescue Website

. . please help out if you can.

If you wish to contact me use the e-mail below and enter the "@" symbol where you see "at".

nca "at" dhc-2.com

I'd really like to hear from you someday!

Especially if you can help support the website.

Photographic images used  throughout this website are either in the public domain, or used with express permission of their respective copyright holders.

Please note: Images and articles freely added, alas, cannot be removed.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to DHC-2.COM - Please come again ! Spread the word too ;-)

Neil Aird © 1986 - 2022

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