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Banner photo: N88901 (1428) "Jump Ship" - Nigel Hitchman © 09 August 1984

Banner photo: C-GIFH (92) "Exposed" - John Kimberley © May 1987 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: CF-ODE (131) "Buffalo Beaver" - Tom Woodall © 1980 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: 51-16489 (253) "Pretty Plane" - J. Balogh Sr © May 1954 - Dave Menard Archive

Banner photo: ZS-DRG (1239) "Stinger" - Unknown photpgrapher © Date to be confirmed - John Roger Collection - via Adrian M. Balch

Banner photo: G202 (1452) "Back in time" - DHC © January 1961 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: ZS-CMI (1418) "South African Sprayer" - Unknown photographer © 1960s - John Roger Collection - via Adrian M. Balch

Banner photo: VH-IMU (1472) "Townsville Treat" - Unknown photographer © 26 July 1991 - John Roger Collection - via Adrian M. Balch

Celebrating thirty-five 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 two thousand larger images!!

Don't forget to visit the current Banner Archives page #68

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 - 2021 (Wow! - Has it been that long?)

Latest update: 17 April 2021utc

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

The Great Beaver Photo Hunt countdown 1,692 built
Only 396 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 @

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Approximate number of DHC-2 images on the website, as of 28 FEBRUARY 2021.

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 e-book", now has some 4,335 pages and at least 18,407 or so different images!!

(Not counting the hundreds of my daily "Toonies").

Over 14,207 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.

Thanks also to  Adrian M. Balch and Ian M. Macdonald.

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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.

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My daily cartoon.

"Adventures of Flame".

I create one of these every single day.

This is year eight!

Latest Blog Update

14 April 2021

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Aird Aviation Archives

2,360 images now! New!

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Just some odd images every now and then. When inspiration strikes.


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

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

.If you possibly can help out - a small contribution to the 2021 Beaver Hat Campaign is most welcome ;-)

Your support through donations, make this website possible. Thank You!


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

Print on Matt Photo paper for the very best results. Thanks to the generous, talented photographers who donate their work!

This is the 15th Year of the calendar. The 201st image. Good grief - that's a lot!

• Photo: Jean-Pierre Bonin © August 2004 •

April 2021

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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.

• Visitors so far - 116,630 since our roll-out back on 04 December 2015 •

C-GWKD (1428) For Sale • New!

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?

Don't worry - our DHC-6 Twin Otter website is gradually being refreshed by Neil & Ian!

We do this just for our own amusement and edification - you are welcome to browse.

This is primarily a back-up Archive for Ian and Neil - it may not always be up to date - we have other interests too!

Keeping our handy use of interactive thumbnails, our updated data has been completed. New data format is being implemented gradually.

This is an original © layout consistant with that of DHC-2.COM and DHC-3archive.COM

Over 277,060 unique visits logged since launched!

April 2021 - Celebrating 114 months online!

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

At least 4,384 images added. Maybe you have some photos to contribute?

• Detailed 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".

Aird Aviation Archives

Some nostalgic airport visits and sixty-three years of "chasing planes" adventures 1957 - 2020.

"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 !)


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Just since 13 March 2020 - 11 April 2021 !

Well worth viewing, if you have not seen it already. Maybe watch it again!

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

Danie - never one to mince words.

Link to her first book's website

"The Fishermen of Progresso"

Short Stories by Danielle Aird

GREAT NEWS ! Latest book underway - still in final edit. (March 2021). Title not definite yet, but maybe . .

"The Camino is not just for walking"

• 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".

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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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