Saltspring Air has a dependable fleet of deHavilland Beaver seaplanes.
The deHavilland Beaver or DHC- 2 was first flown in 1947.
The Beaver is one of the most successful single engine aircraft ever produced. It was in production from 1947-1964 and over 1657 aircraft were made. These aircraft can be configured for wheels, skies or floats.
See a cool clip of the upcoming movie “The Immortal Beaver”
And a cool fact… one of our Beavers’ – C-FZZJ was, at one point, owned by deHavilland test pilot Russ Bannock.
See the following link to read all about Russ Bannock.
- Power plant Pratt & Whitney R985 engine 450 hp.
- Top speed 110 knots
- Normal cruising speed 100 knots
- Propeller is manufactured by Hartzell
- 6 passenger capacity
- Max. Gross weight 5090-5370 lbs.
- Aircraft type – piston engine
- Wingspan – 48 ft.
- Range – 550 miles
- Service ceiling – 10,000 ft.
- Length: 10m
- Height: 3.18m
Our aircraft are modified and outfitted with:
- Pop out emergency windows (we were the first airline in North America to outfit our planes with this innovational emergency feature)
- Extended baggage compartments and float hatches to accommodate luggage
- Improved performance with Holmes extended engine mounts
- 3 bladed props for increased speed and reduced noise
- New interiors & ear protectors to maximize comfort
- Bubble windows for good visibility on scenic tours
- Equipped with GPS, 2 radios, and transponders to stay in constant contact with base operations
- Satellite tranceivers for live tracking.