shipping news: xmas xpress delivery date 21 DEC!

The de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver is considered by aviation historians to be the classic Canadian bush plane, “the airplane that opened the North,”. “To this day, many of these legendary planes can still be seen in remote skies around the world,”. The Canadian Engineering Centennial Board named the DHC-2 one of the Top 10 Canadian engineering achievements of the 20th century. In all, 1,657 Beavers were built by the time de Havilland ended production in 1967 — a record for a plane manufactured in Canada. Please visit and support this original historic site, the de Havilland Canadian Air & Space Museum, before it’s too late!

Photo and intriguing article via CBC: A de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, most likely the original CF-FHB, on skis in the snow of Ootsa Lake, B.C., in the winter of 1951-52. The three men on the left are unidentified. The fourth man on the right is Frederic Rowland. (Rowland family photo)

*21 DEC: Tinder’s last shipping date for Xmas, in Canada, via Xpresspost {a new option via our upgraded webshop}! Orders must be in by 12 noon!*

Thanks for visiting Tinder & Seasons Greetings all …!

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canada’s great loss looming: lest we forget …

Then, and now.
Photo, above: Completion of 1,000th de Havilland Mosquito aircraft at Downsview hangar, Toronto, via an interesting article just prior to recent eviction, ie, ‘aerospace campus’ …

Photo, below: Philip Gray, WWII veteran RAF Lancaster pilot in front of FM104 at CASM Remembrance Day ceremony 11.11.11, at de Havilland hangar, Toronto, via

See more about Retired Flt.Lt. Philip Gray here

To pay your respects to the folks who built Canada’s incredible air & space legacy before it’s lost, please visit here & here

Canadian Air & Space Museum: original site of aerospace history & iconic Avro Arrow

Avro Arrow

Please visit the Canadian Air & Space Museum to learn more & help save the iconic Avro Arrow & the nationally significant historic museum site from unwarranted demolition.

Let’s not forget, cheers.

UPDATE! New Online Petition to help save CASM and Canadian aviation history!

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Canadian Air & Space Museum: 5% donation via Stanley Limited Edition Bottle

We support the Canadian Air & Space Museum {now facing eviction & demolition, shocking turn of events} via our supply of Stanley Limited Edition thermos bottles … just a few left in the shop … unfortunately, these are no longer in production, officially ‘retired’ by Stanley …

Tinder is donating 5% of these sales profits to the Canadian Air & Space Museum, home of the Avro Arrow, the only full scale model in existence {yours truly volunteered in the construction, riveting wing spars}, to help as best we can to SAVE/promote our unique Canadian history of technology and innovation in aviation and space exploration, and the heritage buildings in which much of this history occurred …!

And, we’ll be auctioning the last few of our stock of ‘travel weary’ versions of these Limited Edition Stanley thermos bottles {ie, dings ‘n dents, scuffs, etc, incurred during overseas shipping, though perfectly functional & brand new} via the Tinder ‘garage sale’ on eBay very soon, please stay tuned …