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Banner photo: CF-YYT-X (1569) "MAD Beaver" - Sheldon D. Benner © Jluy 1970 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: N77BA (1549) "Beluga Beaver" - Marcel Fluet-Lecerf © 29 July 2007 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: VH-WOG (1561) "Beaver out back" - Bob Wiseman © Date unknown - Lance Higgerson Collection

Banner photo: N906JS (1659TB34) "Teeth gone - thank you!" - Bob Kobzey © 11 December 2018

Banner photo: N67673 (1284) "Spit and Polish" - Kenneth I. Swartz © 30 November 2018

Banner photo: XP825 (1491) "Military Fatigues" - Bob Wiseman © 30 July 1981 - Lance Higgerson Collection

Banner photo: VH-AAJ (1066) "Sprayed Beaver" - Bob Wiseman © January 1985 - Lance Higgerson Collection

Banner photo: C-GMNT (1653TB30) "Caught Napping" - Kenneth I. Swartz © 03 December 2018

Banner photo: 52-6136 (527) "Starstruck" - Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Aird Archives

Banner photo: N64393 (845) "Somewhere . . . " - Kenneth I. Swartz © 30 November 2018

Celebrating thirty-one 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 visit, welcome on board.

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

Items here do not usually appear in the individual aircraft pages, hundreds of larger images!!

Latest Banner Archives

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

. . . . . if at all possible !

Neil Aird © 1986 - 2018 (Wow! - Has it been that long?)

Latest update: 17 December 2018utc

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

The Great Beaver Photo Hunt countdown 1,692 built
Only 399 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.

nca "at" dhc-2.com

Approximate number of DHC-2 images in database (30 November 2018) 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 "giant e-book" now has some 4,254 pages and at least 16,207 or so different images!! (Not counting my daily "Toonies").

Over 12,871 of Beaver aircraft (my running tally). Even includes some videos and slide shows. WARNING: Could be very addictve.

My sincere thanks to my hard working collegues Ian S. Macintosh, Ian M. Macdonald and Erik Johannesson.

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December 2018


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My daily cartoon.


"Adventures of Flame".

Been doing these every single day for almost four years.


Latest Blog Update

15 December 2018

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Absolutely nothing to do with Beavers !

Aird Aviation Archives

2,046 images now!

Our other DHC websites


Note: Twin Otter Archive is gradually being rolled into.




by Erik Johannesson


18 Beavers

added in

December 2018

A Beaver-a-day, if I can!

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Our own little global community.

If you see Kingston, Ontario pop up - it's just me working away on the website!

Widgit added 08-Dec-2014

Recently launched ! DHC-3archive.com - This companion website is being created,

honouring the de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter family - Turbine and Piston.

• Visitors so far - 80,060 since our roll-out back on 04 December 2015 •

If you possibly can help out - a small donation to the 2018 Beaver Hat Campaign is most welcome;-)

Your support through donations, make this website possible.


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

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This is the 14th Year of the calendar. The 173rd image!

• Photo: Bob Kobzey © 14 August 2018 •

December 2018

(For private use only please)

Calendar Pages Retrospective

Thank you for supporting DHC-2.COM, I really do apppreciate it. Your help keeps the web site going.

C-FLLA (151) For Sale •

C-FBQY (1496) For Sale •

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?

Over 229,435 unique visits logged since we launched!

At least 3,861images added.

• Detailed data for 844 Legacy DHC-6 Twin Otters - plus the new build DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 •


I finally go delving into my fondly treasured, rather dusty, dog-eared, old notebooks.

Aird Aviation Archives

Some nostalgic airport visits and sixty-one years of "chasing planes" adventures 1957 - 2018.

"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 !)



Neil's BLOG

(Sometimes more than Beavers!)



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To search this site . . . type your query into field below. Good luck!

Aviation experts consider the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver to be one of the most perfectly designed small utility aircraft ever built.

The DHC-2 Beaver Yahoo Group is now inactive.

731 joined over the years.

I have left the archives there, if some of you want to dig in and learn from previous postings, and look at photographs added by members over the last twelve years!

FaceBook now fills this niche. Time to move on!

Check out Michael Greenhill's Facebook's - DHC-2 Group - I do, every day.

click here to find out more about the old DHC-2 Yahoo Group.

Aviation Artist and Enthusiast Neil Aird researches the one and only . . .

de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver

INTRO: Tracking Beavers worldwide! I wish I had special tracking software for doing this, but alas, it's just a slow, pleasant slog.

News comes in from correspondents around the globe daily, without your eagle eyes in the field, I would surely miss some DHC-2 activity.

Digital photographs are welcome, slides and photographs require more work for me with my imaging software. I can scan and return the same day if you are willing to part with rare images from your collection. Many correspondents do this already! By doing this I can expand the website for us all to enjoy. I also try to buy slides every now and then as our donated funds permit. If you wish to donate your treasured slides, I will scan and eventually (when I croak!) they will go to Archives Canada. (If they will take them!)

Please keep your cameras handy, remember what is a daily scene for you is a delight for others, and history tomorrow! Even if you are on a hunting or fishing trip, take a snap of the Beaver that took you there.


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Welcome to WWW.DHC-2.COM.

If you have any comments or requests for DHC-2 info, please send me message via the e-mail address below. I'll see if I can help.

Here you will find an ever expanding collection of
de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver
bushplane images + historical data.


Many images are the © copyright of Neil Aird, unless credited otherwise.

You may use his images for your own pleasure, please give due credit if used non commercially elsewhere.

All other photographs are © copyrighted, I can give you information on how to reach the individual photographer for copyright information.

Please respect the work of the artist / photographer concerned.

For commercial use, please contact Neil.

Use this e-mail address: nca "at" dhc-2.com


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

Danie - never one to mince words.

Link to her book website

"The Fishermen of Progresso"

Short Stories by Danielle Aird


• Danielle's on going Philanthropic Projects •

Calcutta Rescue Canada

New slide show & video The India Connection

To main Calcutta Rescue Website


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.


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Neil Aird © 1986 - 2018