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Photo ID: 1011226
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Model: DHC-2 Beaver Registration: N91549
Year: 1954 Serial Number: 628
Engine(s): P&W R985, 450-HP Owner: Currier's Flying Service
Greenville Jct., Maine
Location: Moosehead Lake
Greenville, Maine
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
Date: 2003, September Present Registration: Same Present Owner (FAA info):
Notes: 10/17/03 - "Beaver attack! Head for the bushes!"
 

Photo ID: 1011227
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Notes: "Phew - - he missed us. I wonder if he'll be back."
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011228
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Notes: "Here he comes again, looking for us. Stay low."
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011229
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Notes: "I bet he's telling them all about how bad he scared us. I just know he is."
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011230
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Notes: Roger Currier's 1954, DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver in a less sinister moment. N91549 is on Edo 4580's, a bit smaller float than the 4930's that many Beavers have. Currier uses the Beaver, a Cessna 180 and three 195's (N3488V) in his scenic-tours and charter business. We saw them when we were in Greenville, Maine for the 2003 International Seaplane Fly-In.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011231
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Notes: A friend of mine has a Boxer named Buster. Why do I want to call this Beaver, "Buster"? Beavers are sturdy, sorta square (look at the wing, several photos up), and STOL, but they are neither sleek nor speedsters. They will get a good load in and out of places that Currier's Cessna 195's would have nightmares about. And they'll do it day after day without complaint.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011232
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Notes: N91549 shares the dock with other neat time machines.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 

Photo ID: 1011233
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Notes: Beavers have an enviable worldwide, civilian and military record. Most are everyday workhorses but a few are serious toys. I commented in the Seabee section that the Seabee fleet probably has one of the lowest average total times of any aircraft of its vintage. Well, the Beaver is among the highest even though they are not as old. It is not unusual for them to have 20,000 hours total time, which is probably 10-15X the average of Seabees.

We got lots of shots of Currier's Beaver and 195's. These are real airplanes and it was hard to leave. I kept finding myself glancing in the rear view mirror as we got ready to go. Just one last glimpse - - and then down the looong road to Ohio!
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
 
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