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Banner photo: C-GWEY (743) "High 'n Dry" - Rich Hulina © May 1994 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: 52-6133 (522) "Buffed Beaver" Unknown photographer © 02 June 1968 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-GIJK (1503) "L M N O P" - Unknown photographer © 02 August 1993 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-FGIB (6) "Number Six" - Dario Cocco © 23 August 1995 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: VH-SSG (1444) "Oh Shute!" - Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Aird Archives

Banner photo: N9762Z (302) "A good Katch" - Unknown photographer © 13 June 1975 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-GZDH (1171) "Another DH" - Bob Kobzey © 11 May 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!!

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 May 2018utc

* For regular visitors . . . this is the page to BOOKMARK *
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Even stranger things (like all script text!) and mis-placed images sometimes on iPad TM and iTouch TM. I'm gradually changing all my text to Helvetica Set.

Designed for text size medium on your browser.

Main fonts used are Bequiat Bk BT and Helvetica Set

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"

Approximate number of DHC-2 images in database (30 April 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 4,146 pages and at least 15,741 or so different images!! (Not counting my daily "Toonies").

Over 12,519 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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May 2018


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Our other DHC websites

Note: Twin Otter Archive is gradually being rolled into.




all by Erik Johannesson

Latest Blog Update

18 May 2018

Check out Neil's

Absolutely nothing to do with Beavers !

Aird Aviation Archives

1,982 images now!

My daily cartoon.


"The Adventures of Flame".

Been doing these every single day for almost four years.


20 Beavers

added in

May 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!x

Widgit added 08-Dec-2014

Recently launched ! - This companion website is being created,

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

• Visitors so far - 61,880 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.

Print on Matt Photo paper for the very best results.

This is the 14th Year of the calendar. The 166th image!

• Photo: Wayne Wohler © 27 July 2017 •

May 2018

(For private use only please)

Calendar Pages Retrospective

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

Photo: John W. Olafson © 19 September 2014

C-FJFL (898) For Sale •

If you have a Beaver For Sale - or related item - please use the e-mail nca "at" to contact me. Perhaps I can help you find a buyer?

Note: Twin Otter Archive is no longer updated.

Being gradually integrated into Twin Otter World.


Erik Johannesson's New! Website - check it out!

Meanwhile, my companion website on the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter,

will remain on the web until Erik completes the migration.

Over 219,505 unique visits logged since we launched!

At least 3,837 images 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, dusty 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"


has had visitors from ( at least ) 187 countries *

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



Neil's BLOG

(Sometimes more than Beavers!)



Find !

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 closed.

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.

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

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

Aviation Artist Neil Aird researches the

de Havilland 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.


The very best Aviation Journal !


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, please contact Neil who will 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"


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"

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