Twenty eight years on the job and still as good as ever. That is the record established by the De Havilland DHC 2 Beaver on topdressing operations in New Zealand. Originally conceived as a high performance bush plane the Beaver soon emerged as the ideal "one ton" utility of the outback. It was a New Zealander, Miles King, who first saw the possibilities of the Beaver's payload including fertiliser and the high wind radial powered aircraft has been worked hard ever since.
A Review of weather information available to General Aviation
Aerospatiale's Ecureuil well received by New Zealand operators