The LOOTM Archive

January 2015


While traveling for the holidays (I forgot how much I missed travelling--but NOT airline travel!), I was poking around a wooden boat museum. A De Havilland of Canada DHC-2 Beaver flew overhead on a left downwind, turned final and eased its floats into the smooth water as pretty as you please. It slowed, settled "off the step" and water taxied to moor between two of its big brothers--Turbine Otters. It looked so effortless--and fun--that it stuck with me all the way home. Besides, Harrison Ford has one. If it's good enough for Han Solo . . . .

LOOTM for January

The DHC-2 Beaver

Enjoy!

 

Happy New Year!

 

Kenmore Air Beavers--eight floats in close formation! More fantastic photos here:

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?aircraftsearch=De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1&distinct_entry=true

 

Now really, isn't this better than a boat at the dock? The Wiki entry here:

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Canada_DHC-2_Beaver

 

They also have fee--er--wheels! Take-off (above) and the "front office" (below) from this terrific site:

 http://www.dhc-2.com/current_cover_page.htm

 

BTW, friends don't let friends do this (a good reason NOT to have amphibious floats!):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-48V1m_MZxE