The iconic de Havilland Beaver on a mountain lake
Not all airplanes land on runways. Some of the very coolest land and takeoff from the water. When it comes to floatplanes, few are as recognizable as the de Havilland Beaver. First introduced in 1948, the Beaver is one of the most useful utility airplanes around. It has graced waterways around the globe, served militaries, and a ski-equipped version even supported Hillary’s expedition to the South Pole. With a monster 450 hp Pratt & Whitney Wasp Junior radial engine hanging on the nose, the Beaver is one of the best sounding airplanes in the sky.
The front of the shirt displays the Beaver in its element—a cold mountain waterway. The Beaver's floats are just kissing the surface of the water, bringing the promise of outdoor adventure to the eager passengers inside. This Aeroplane Apparel Company t-shirt is adorned with the company logo tastefully on the back.