Come and see this beauty sweep down the McMillan Straits Paynesville at 11am on Saturday March 5th 2016
Dave Knowles of Bandicoot Adventure Flights will be operating out of Lakes Entrance and Bairnsdale both days of the Rally, get in early to secure a flight of a lifetime. Details can be found on his website
The Tiger Moth is an open tandem cockpit biplane. The fuselage is constructed of steel tubing and covered in a combination of fabric and thin plywood. The wings and tail plane are constructed of timber and covered in fabric. The de Havilland Tiger Moth became the basic trainer aircraft for the Commonwealth Air Forces just prior to and during World War 2. The RAAF had around 100 Tiger Moths stationed at Temora NSW as their principal training base during the war.
De Havilland manufactured 8,811 DH 82A Tiger Moths between 1931 and 1945. A total of seven countries produced the Tiger Moth (England, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Canada, Australia and New Zealand). De Havilland in Australia built a total of 1,085 Tiger Moths, 500 of which were exported to other countries. After retirement from active war time service, Tiger Moths began to come on the civilian market and were quickly snapped up by enthusiasts and flying clubs. These superb little aircraft were to remain in short supply, for in the early post-war years very few new light planes were available.