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Banner photo: VP-FAT (1098) "Awaiting Pax" - Volunteer Logoon, Falkland Islands - Ian White © 1981 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: CF-OCC (23) "Early One" - Beaverhouse Lake, Ontario - Ian White © July 1972 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: CF-HAN (316) "Canadian Custom" Basswood Bay, Ontario - Ian White © 24 July 1971 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: "16257" (555) "Thai Fly By" - Lopburi, Thailand - Jean-Marc Braun © 19 May 2022 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-FCAT (1513) "The Year of the Cat" - Campbell River, BC - Aaron Spetifore © 19 January 2023

Banner photo: N61DM (869) "Unmarked" - Kenmore Air Harbor, Washington - Ron Kosys © 17 April 2022 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: N428AF (424) "Renton ramp time" - Renton, Washington - Ron Kosys © 26 April 2022 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: HK-1101-G (97) "Barge Bound" - Magdalena River, Colombia - Nelson Mendoza © mid 1950's - Jamie Escobar-Corradine Collection

Banner photo: 51-16794 (251) "A different 251" - Unknown photpgrapher © date unknown - via Chris Hobson - Aird Archives

Celebrating thirty-seven 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 #86

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 - 2023 (Wow! - 37 Years - Has it been that long?) - Saw my first Beaver in 1961

Latest update: 28 January 2023utc

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

The Great Beaver Photo Hunt countdown 1,692 built
Only 316 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. Replace the "at" with @

nca "at" DHC-2.com

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

Thanks again to Ian Macintosh for the stats.

15,067

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 4,572 pages and at least 21,677 or so different images!!

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

About 15,105 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

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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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Our own global community - Visitors from 176 countries!

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

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ARCHIVED PAGES

I created one of these every single day . .

. . .when I possibly could - I am taking an extended break this year. I will resume at some point. Fear not.

Nine years!

Over 2,800 drawings.

Trainworks

Now has 91 images.

Latest Blog Update

10 January 2023

Check out Neil's

Absolutely nothing to do with Beavers !

Aird Aviation Archives

4,633 images now!

My regular INSTAGRAM account

No Beavers !

For the rebuilders

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20 added in

January 2023

A Beaver-a-day, if I can!

If you like DHC-3 Otters ?

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For the DHC-6 Twin Otter

Try our

TwinOtterArchive.com

Maintained by Ian Macintosh and Neil Aird.

SOME FAVOURITE TYPES FROM

AIRD AVIATION ARCHIVES

Wondering what will be next?

Connies & Boeings

DC-6 / C-118

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DC-7

(19)

Set your screen to 125% for nice big pictures!
1513

C-FCAT

555

"16257"

316

CF-HAN

23

CF-OCC

360

824

413

N251V

97

HK-1101-G

251

51-16794

424

N428AF

869

N61DM

736

C-FDUW

1392

C-GOLC

1263

C-GGMB

1353

C-GAQW

1381

N1018U

1501

C-FOSP

1030

C-FJOS

1205

N60TF

979

"C-KMMS"

14

CF-MAQ

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 2023 Beaver Hat Campaign is most welcome ;-)

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

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

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

This was the 18th Year of the calendar. The 222nd image. Good grief - that's a lot!

• Photo: Bruce W. Gowans © 1994 •

January 2023

(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.

DHC-3archive.com

Honouring the de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter family - Turbine and Piston, with 1,873 images so far.

• Visitors so far - 137,780 since our roll-out back on 04 December 2015 • Note: THIS COUNTER HAS STOPPED WORKING ;-( on 03 October 2022.

Current active counter: 60,510 since 26 April 2018

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

Adding additional photos, every now and then.

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

This layout and concept are consistant with that of DHC-2.COM and DHC-3archive.com our two major websites.

Over 314,980 unique visits logged since we began. (Hi Erik - how's tricks?)

January 2023 - 135 months online!

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

At least 5,140 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 images, after sixty-six years of "watching planes" adventures 1957 - 2023.

"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 !)

THE IMMORTAL BEAVER

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

Maybe you should watch it again!

Be one of over 1.8 million who have

seen this documentary.

. . . . . . . . . just since 13 March 2020.

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

GREAT NEWS ! 

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.

WEBSITE

"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.

WEBSITE

• 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.

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Neil Aird © 1986 - 2023

My Dear Old School