VH-IDB  DHC-2 Beaver 1                              (c/n 883)

                                   This Beaver was originally delivered to the French company CLCT, a division of Aigle Azur Inter-
                                   national, in Laos in 1956 as F-LAAJ.  It was re-registered XW-TAW in 1960 and then as F-OBXS.
                                   Super Spread of Moorabbin, Melbourne, purchased it in 1963 whereupon it became VH-IDB. I am
                                   not sure why DCA decided to register a whole batch of Beavers in the VH-IDx series at that time.
                                   The series was certainly out of the normal sequence.   Anyway, -IDB remained at Moorabbin until
                                   about 1995 (registered to Leafair Pty Ltd, dba Super Spread by then) after which it was exported
                                   back to Canada.  Beaver expert Neil Aird indicates it has been stored at Vernon, BC since at least
                                   1999.  The aircraft had at least five different liveries whilst at Moorabbin over the years.    Geoff
                                   Goodall's shot above, shows it at Hamilton, Victoria in February 1967, in the original Super Spread
                                   livery.  Barry Maclean's color image (below), taken at Bendigo some years later, shows it in revised
                                   Super Spread scheme. For more variations go to Neil Aird's Beaver Tails page at: