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Banner photo: VH-AQV (1257) "Coasting in" - lenn Bayliss © October 1982 - Robert S. Grant Collection

Banner photo: CF-ITE (876) "Tired" - Bruce W. Gowans © Autumn 1965 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: N450DM (1681TB49) "Bold Type" - Robert S. Grant © May 1985 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-FMAQ (14) with C-FOCU (73) "Air Buds" - Robert S. Grant © July 1985 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-GMGD (519) "Freshly Showered" - Robert S. Grant © 1998 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-GMGD (519) "Red Period" - Robert S. Grant © June 1988 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-FFLN (150) " Waweig" - Robert S. Grant © September 1988 - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-FOPE (1691TB59) "Next to last" - Ray Moneta © Date unknown - Aird Archives

Banner photo: C-FOEU (1678TB46) "Yellow bird in Blsck and White" - Ray Moneta © Date unknown - 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 #75

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?)

Latest update: 05 December 2021utc

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

The Great Beaver Photo Hunt countdown 1,692 built
Only 319 photos left to find!

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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 October 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 4,356 pages and at least 18,914 or so different images!!

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

Over 14,560 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 eight!

Over 2,700 drawings.

Latest Blog Update

05 December 2021

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Absolutely nothing to do with Beavers !

Aird Aviation Archives

2,412 images now!

For the DHC-6

Maintained by Ian Macintosh and Neil Aird.


Now has 71 images. New!

My regular INSTAGRAM account

No Beavers !

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


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December 2021

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 support every now and then. 

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 209th image. Good grief - that's a lot!

• Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © June 1981 •

December 2021

(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 1,688 images so far.

• Visitors so far - 125,995 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 291,170 unique visits logged since we began.

December 2021 - 122 months online!

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

At least 4,839 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"

Featured image - usually from Aird Aviation Archives
JB-241 Canadair CL-13B Sabre 6 (S6-1719) Luftwaffe / West German Air Force - JG-72 - Oldenberg Air Base - Unknown photographer © 27 July 1966 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives.

Delivered 01 May 1958, later went to Pakistan Air Force. w/o 1971. This scene reminds me of a visit I made to Leck Air Base on 17 September 1964 where I logged 29 x Sabres with the "JB" code.

I did not see any of the pictured ones alas.

JB-246 Canadair CL-13B Sabre 6 (S6-1746) Luftwaffe / West German Air Force - JG-72 - Oldenberg Air Base - Unknown photographer © 27 July 1966 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives.

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

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



. . . . just since 13 March 2020 - 01 December 2021

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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 almost ready to publish (November 2021).

"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

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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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