Everybody wants to save the earth, nobody wants to help mom do the dishes.  --P.J. O'Rourke

Monday, March 16, 2009

The De Havilland Beaver

Besides being a personal favorite of mine, the Beaver is one of the most durable and long lived bush planes in the Pacific NW/Alaska.  The youngest Beaver is 40+ years old (the last rolling off the line in 1967).  Many are now refitted with turbine engines in place of the Pratt & Whitney radial gas engine, but don't take my work for it, Harrison Ford says it's his favorite personal aircraft and one was featured in "Six Days, Seven Nights" with Ford and Heche (of all things)

Photo from www.airliners.net  - which BTW is an awesome website and has photo's of nearly all commercial planes, yes individual planes - hard to believe but true


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