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Banner photo: C-FJFL (898) "Hello Atleo" - Dick Lohuis © 13 September 2018

Banner photo: CF-CJB (1669TB39) "$ $ $" - DHC © c.1968 - Kit Wynes Collection

Banner photo: C-GBZH (1518) "Hello, Big Boy" - Rich Hulina © 10 October 2018

Banner photo: N1453Z (918) "That's alright Jack" - Jack Hayes © 29 September 1977 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: N4444Z (1307) "Rust's Reds" - Todd Boettcher © 09 May 2012

Banner photo: ZK-SBV (763) "Final Livery" - Dave Bates © 10 October 2018

Banner photo: N2749 (289) "Talkeetna Treasure" - Todd Boettcher © 20 July 2017

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!!

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: 20 October 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!

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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 September 2018) Thanks again to Ian Macintosh for the stats.
12,631

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 4,228 pages and at least 16,079 or so different images!! (Not counting my daily "Toonies").

Over 12,765 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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IMPORTANT ITEM - Please Read: Those of you who know me well will have had an e-mail about this subject already.Thank you for helping Erik. Here is his story. We have worked together for many a year. He has been a great help with my DHC-2, DHC-3 and DHC-6 websites during that time. We need to help him in his hour of great need. He will have to re-locate, probably away from the very expensive Toronto area. I will let Erik explain in his own words.

Please click on his photo - thank you.

Photo taken in my studio in 2012

Update: To date, his GoFundMe has passed the half way mark to target! Wonderful participation by 68 folk so far!! - Have you helped out?

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My daily cartoon.

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Been doing these every single day for almost four years.

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Latest Blog Update

14 October 2018

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See importent item above.

Absolutely nothing to do with Beavers !

Aird Aviation Archives

2,046 images now!

Our other DHC websites

TwinOtterArchive.com

Note: Twin Otter Archive is gradually being rolled into.

TwinOtterWorld

Dash7World

Dash8World

by Erik Johannesson

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16 Beavers

added in

October 2018

A Beaver-a-day, if I can!

If you also like Otters ?

Try

DHC-3archive.com

898

C-FJFL

763

ZK-SBV

1307

N4444Z

825

C-FIFQ

1518

C-GBZH

1669TB39

CF-CJB

1618

VH-AWZ

1692TB60

N9744T

1095

N9RW

121

N121AK

918

N1453Z

901

C-FIUS

151

C-FLLA

562

N898AF

289

N2749

979

C-GODH

NO VISAS EVER REQUIRED !

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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 - 77,160

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;-)

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This is the 14th Year of the calendar. The 171st image!

• Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 20 August 2018 •

October 2018

(For private use only please)

Calendar Pages Retrospective

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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 226,415 unique visits logged since we launched!

At least 3,847 images added.

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

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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"

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

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

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(Sometimes more than Beavers!)

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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.

© DHC

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

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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

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• Danielle's on going Philanthropic Projects •

Calcutta Rescue Canada

New slide show & video The India Connection

To main Calcutta Rescue Website

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nca "at" dhc-2.com

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Especially if you can help support the website.

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