The Immortal Beaver

This documentary features what might as well be called the official state aircraft (and mascot) of Alaska: the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver. Essentially a perfected technology of the pre-digital era, the Beaver is the iconic plane of bush pilots and a favorite of celebrity aviator-collectors like Harrison Ford. I've flown on a Beaver as a grateful passenger, talking off and landing on the Alaskan glaciers, and they're undeniably cool--unchanged from your grandfather's day, and totally reliable. Various local Beaver owners will fly in their aircraft on Sun., Nov. 29 and leave them on display. (NR) BRIAN MILLER

Nov. 28-30, 2 p.m., 2008

 
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