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Video: Wanna See How To Wheel-Land A Beaver?

A couple brings home their new taildragger for the first time. Wait ’til you see this landing.


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Wanna know how to wheel-land a Beaver? This is how.

Plane & Pilot subscriber Leigh Hubner was kind enough to share with our readers his terrific video of neighbors Nick and Kim Gill bringing home their new baby, a 1965 de Havilland Beaver, one of the last ones made by the company, which shut down Beaver production after the 1967 model year.

When we first watched the video, we were kind of waiting for a bounce, or at least a little hop. But nothing of the sort happens. We can’t see exactly, but all signs point to the tires rolling themselves to life on the grassy surface, and the Beaver gets home. Something tells us this isn’t the first Beaver landing for this left-seater.

The airport, by the way, is Mallards Landing in Locust Grove, Georgia. Not a bad place to land for Mallards, or Beavers.

Thanks for sharing, Leigh!


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