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PH-VTH De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver 3 c/n 1244 - TU-Delft - Groningen Airport Eelde in Holland - 14 September 1989 Groningen Airport Eelde (GRQ)

The De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is a single-engine high-wing light utility transport aircraft for up to seven passengers. The prototype of the DHC-2 Beaver, the CF-FBH-X, was flown first on 16 August 1947. Canadian type certification was received in March 1948. The first four production models, the DHC-2 Beaver Mk.1, were delivered to the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests in April 1948. Production did not cease until 1967 and a total of 1,657 aircraft were built.

On 14 September 1989, the 1958-built De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver 3 c/n 1244 was photographed at Groningen Airport Eelde in the Netherlands. The Beaver was operated at that time as PH-VTH by the TU-Delft. The aircraft was registered PH-VTH with the Technische Hogeschool Delft on 21 August 1958. The PH-VTH was operated out of Rotterdam-Zestienhoven as a research aircraft. When the aircraft was photographed it wear, next to the regular TU-Delft titles: "Experimental automatic digital autopilot" titles. In 1993, the Beaver was sold and registered on 22 December 1993 as PH-VTH with the "Stichting Historische Vliegtuigen Zeeland", based at the airfield Midden-Zeeland near Middelburg. In 1997, the aircraft was sold in the USA and registered N243A on 5 August 1997. The Beaver N243A is based at Flagstaff in Arizona, USA, since.

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