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Banner photo: C-FJPX (1076) "River Rat" - Port Alberni, British Columbia - Ab Gobets © 19 July 1981 - via Coert Munk - Aird Archives

Banner photo: N17598 (1129) "Foreign Friend" - CAM9 / Fraser River, Richmond, British Columbia - Peter J. Cooper © 02 August 2008 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: HK-951X (1016) "Rescan" - Test - DHC © March 1957 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-GZBR (1272) "May Day" - Ignace, Ontario - John Henderson © 13 May 2023 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-GEZS (1277) "Gull Wing" - Fraser River - CAM9, Vancouver - Peter J. Cooper © 30 July 2008 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: VH-KWF (1575) "Safe and Sound" - Ottawa / Uplands - CYOW, Ontario - Peter Marshall © October 1972 - Gary Vincent Collection - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-FSKZ (1594) "Whistling" - Fraser River - CAM9, Vancouver - Peter J. Cooper © 26 June 2007 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-GTBQ (1316) "Third view" - Fraser River - CAM9, Vancouver - Peter J. Cooper © 10 September 2007 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-GTBQ (1316) "Baxter Period" - Coal Harbour - CXH, Vancouver - Ab Gobets © 29 June 1998 - via Coert Munk - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-GTBQ (1316) "Hi Tyee" - Unknown photographer © c.July 1993 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: S-1 (950) "On Display" - Eindhoven - EHEH, The Netherlands - Ab Gobets © 18 September 1971 - via Coert Munk - 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 #94

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

Photo: "Sunflower" Brooch by Neil Aird © 08 September 2001

Latest update: 21 September 2023utc

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The Great Beaver Photo Hunt countdown 1,692 built
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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 31 August 2023.

Thanks again to Ian Macintosh for the stats. (He is off duty for the time being)


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 4,591 pages and at least 22,066 or so different images!!

(Not counting the close to three thousand of my once daily "Toonies" - the series has run it's course).

About 15,396 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 research collegue, Ian S. Macintosh.

Special thanks to: Jens Brokuf, Bruce W. Gowans, Robert S. Grant, Nick Jackson, Jacques Guillem, Adrian M. Balch, John Mounce, Ian M. Macdonald, Dirk Septer, Ben Cogger, and many others. LINK

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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 your visit!

You can contact me here: nca "at" dhc-2.com

Widgit added 08-Dec-2014


Danie's latest book - "Who's on the Camino" - 101 Pilgrim experiences on the way to Santiago.

It is a really good read, all colour photographs too.

Click on the book image, when the Amazon page opens, click on the large book on the left hand side of that page - you should be good for eight free pages.

Check out Danielle's earlier Camino Books on her website: danielleaird.com

You can even read a few free exerpts!

September 2023


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I created one of these every single day . .

. . .when I possibly could - I am taking an extended break in 2023.

Nine years!

Over 2,800 drawings.


Now has 91 images.

AirHistory.net - My images

530 photos.

Latest Blog Update

14 September 2023

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Absolutely nothing to do with Beavers !

Aird Aviation Archives

4,659 images now!

My regular INSTAGRAM account

No Beavers !

For the rebuilders

22 added in

September 2023

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Free of advertising, but there are significant costs incurred for internet services

If you enjoy this site, I 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!


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

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

This is the 18th Year of the calendar. The 230th image. Good grief - that's a lot!

• Photo: Spencer Decorby © 23 August 2023 •

September 2023

(For private use only please)

Calendar Pages Retrospective

Thank you for supporting DHC-2.COM, I really do apppreciate it.

Remember, it's through your help that keeps the web site going.


Honouring the de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter family - Turbine and Piston, with roughly 1,983 images so far.

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

Current counter: 66,395 only active since 26 April 2018.

Photo: Dirk Septer © 10 April 2017

New listing: C-FIAX (140) 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?

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

Adding additional photos, every now and then, when the mood strikes.

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 the historical format of DHC-2.COM and DHC-3archive.com our two major websites.

Over 325,995 unique visits logged since we began. (Hi Erik - how's tricks?)

September 2023 - 144 months online!

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

At least 5,254 images added. Maybe you have some photos to contribute?

e-mail: twotter "at" cogeco.ca

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"


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

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


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.


Book three!

Danie's latest book - "Who's on the Camino" - 101 Pilgrim experiences on the way to Santiago.

It is a really good read, all colour photographs too.

Click on the book image, when the Amazon page opens, click on the large book on the left hand side of that page - you should be good for eight free pages.

Danie's previous book was published (07 February 2022).

Both are available for sale around the world on Amazon.


"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.


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

• 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

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