Main person to thank is Danielle, my very patient wife of 34 years......sometimes wondering what I have been up to all these years, hunched over a keyboard. She has recently published her first book. I'll take orders ;-) It contains some of her short stories, one of which is "aviation oriented"...she might even let me use part of it here.
LATEST NEWS: On the book front. Danie has had her book published!
"Fishermen of Progreso" by Danielle Aird ;-) AVAILABLE NOW!
Needless to say, I am a very proud husband ;-)
Some people I now single out for "special thanks"... Eric Munk, of Zwolle, The Netherlands. A long time friend and fellow enthusiast who has helped, in the early days, with compiling information on the Beaver. Next is photographer and bushpilot and operator Rich Hulina, of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, who keeps me updated with slides, prints and sightings. Another is Beaver pilot and photographer is Bill Hann with his outstanding contributions from Lotus Land!! Thanks gents!
Kenneth I. Swartz for his generous loaning of a remarkable private slide collection, amassed over the years. I feel I'll soon have to rename the site to the Ken Swartz Collection!! I have enough slides to scan now . . . I see no end ;-) A great position to be in. Thanks again Ken ! I will be scanning for years!! Your collection is a National Treasure!
My two aviation pals "Speck" and "Kilo Mike", aka Stephen Peck and Ken Marshall, for their cheering from the side lines...also their omnipresent sarcastic humour ;-) Another valuable resource is "magicman" Bill Jesse, now of Victoria, BC.
John Olafson of Vernon, who patrols Beaver hauts for your viewing pleasure.
Mark Merry for his great collection of negatives, thanks Mark.
Glen Etchells of Vancouver, a friend from a long time back, who is risking his fine work to Canada Post in dribs and drabs to share his images with us all. Thanks Glen. It was great to finally meet you after all those years! Thanks for supplying all those fantastic slides and photos. The Post Office has done us proud.
Gary Vincent who is sharing his great collection of historical images fom the early eighties.
Lenn Bayliss for his patiently acquired incredible shots from Australia and Canada. A real professional! Many thanks Lenn.
John Kimberly I can't thank you enough John for granting permission to use your extensive, outstanding collection, garnered from years on the trap line!
Elwood White on Vancouver Island who has sent slides to me from there for careful scanning and return. Thanks Elwood, and also to daughter Shannon who has helped along the way ;-)
Bombardier Aerospace / de Havilland Canada at Downsview, for making archives available in the early days of my research. Even today, continuing the help by permitting me access to their photgraphic records. I will attempt to make a dedicated Archive for their Historic Work ! This work has been greatly assisted by the good offices of Ken Swartz.
Many others will be listed here, some have helped with letting me use their photographic images, many others have provided information, comments and encouragement. I thank you all. If I have missed your name . . let me know.
A special thanks to Airliners.net
- they have at present over 620 DHC-2
Beaver images to view ;-) , many of their photographers have kindly granted me pernmission to use their images, but to include them all is a daunting task, so have a look for yourself. Great to see them as large images. This site is truly "awesome" well done! Visit it often, I certainly do!
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Frank Schaefer, Beth Shrieves, Dennis J. Seath, Howard Setzer, Rick Sigurdson,
Noel Shennan, Terry Shepherd, William W. Sierra, Tom Singfield,
Tii-Maria Siitonen, Doug Slowiak, Mike Smith,
Stan Smith, Erick Stamm, Scott Stamp, Mark Stedman,
Raimund Stehmann, Peter Steinemann - Skyline APA,
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John P. Stewart, Ken Stoltzfus, Kenneth I. Swartz,
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Gary Vincent, Aad van der Voet,
Jeff Voigt, Michael Volk,
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Wally Wiggins, Stephen Wilcox, Raymond van der Wilk, Brad Wilson, Ian Wilson,
Simon Wilson, Wup Winn, Jack Wolbrink, Colin K. Work,
James Wood, Robert Wood, Tim Woodland, Sid Woods, Frank Wright,
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There are others unknown, who have images in my Archives, if you see your work and it is not duly credited, please let me know post haste and I will rectify the matter!!