The Legendary DHC-2 DeHavilland Beaver is portrayed during its maiden flight on floats on September 16, 1947 near Toronto Island, flown by wartime Mosquito pilot Russ Bannock. C.H. “Punch” Dickins was Director of Sales of DeHavilland Canada at the time and R.D. “Dick” Hiscocks was Chief Aerodynamicist.
Conceived and designed to satisfy rugged Canadian operating conditions, it was and outstanding success due to the dedication of the entire multi-talented DeHavilland Canada team and has proven to be one of the milestones of Canadian aviation achievements. The original aircraft is displayed in Canada’s National Aviation Museum.