de Havilland Beaver
and other High-Wing Planes. .
Long considered the "Workhorse of the North" the de Havilland Beaver was designed and built in
Canada, and first flew on August 16th, 1947. It is an all-metal bushplane designed to operate on skis,
wheels, or floats. Its rugged dependability and exceptional performance makes it a favourite with bush
pilots and operators. The Beaver is considered by many to be the best bushplane ever built. Even
though a number of them have been retired to museums around the world, the demand for this "half-ton
truck of the air" is still as strong as ever. The original selling price for a New Beaver was $32,000.00
(US). In 1997, a Beaver, over 40 years old and in good condition, was selling for up to $300,000.00
(US). The Beaver is one of Harrison Ford's (RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK) favorite airplanes.
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