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Banner photo: C-FJPL (811) "Lillabelle Belle" - Ron Zuck © 21 May 1991 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-GBHJ (880) "Up River Camp" - Allan Drummond © Date unknown

Banner photo: N720 (247) "Hood visit" - Ben Cogger © 20 January 2022

Banner photo: C-FIGF (834) "Tied up at Tyee"- Bruce W. Gowans © May 2004 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-GAZJ (748) "AIR ST-MAURICE"- Bruce W. Gowans © May 1999 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-FOBT (3) "High and Dry" - Robert S. Grant © November 1984 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: VH-AAD (140) "All the A's" - Unknown photographer © 28 October 1968 - John Rodger Collection - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-FJRQ (768) "Winterlude" - Robert S. Grant © February 1989 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: F-OAPQ (594) "Found" - Jacques Guillem ? © 1950's - via Carlos Fortner - Aird Archives

Banner photo: CF-OCP (49) "Feeling Blue" - Robert S. Grant © Late 1970's - Aird Archives

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 #76

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! - 35 Years - Has it been that long?) - Saw my first Beaver in 1961

Latest update: 23 January 2022utc

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

The Great Beaver Photo Hunt countdown 1,692 built
Only 319 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 31 December 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 free e-book", now has some 4,357 pages and at least 19,008 or so different images!!

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

Over 14,633 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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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 . .

. . . if I possibly can.

This is year nine!

Over 2,700 drawings.

Latest Blog Update

20 January 2022

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Absolutely nothing to do with Beavers !

Aird Aviation Archives

2,422 images now!

For the DHC-6

Maintained by Ian Macintosh and Neil Aird.


Now has 74 images.

My regular INSTAGRAM account

No Beavers !

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


26 added in

January 2022

2 New!

A Beaver-a-day, if I can!

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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 2022 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.

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

This is the 16th Year of the calendar. The 210th image. Good grief - that's a lot!

• Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 09 October 2010 •

January 2022

(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.

Honouring the de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter family - Turbine and Piston, with 1,722 images so far.

• Visitors so far - 127,935 since our roll-out back on 04 December 2015

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?

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

Constantly adding additional photos.

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

This is an original © layout, consistant with that of DHC-2.COM and our other two major websites.

Over 294,380 unique visits logged since we began.

January 2022 - 123 months online!

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

At least 4,921 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 sixty-four years of "chasing planes" adventures 1957 - 2021.

"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 !)



. . . . just since 13 March 2020 - 11 January 2022

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Maybe you should watch it again!

Be one of over 1.6 million.

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 almost ready to publish (January 2022).

"The Camino is not just for walking" - Pilgrims, Hosts and Ghosts along The Way.

• 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".

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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 - 2021

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