VH-AAV (1)  de Havilland D.H.87B Hornet Moth                 (c/n 8019)


                              This print of mine, circa 1947 had a lot of light leakage and water marks.  I have tried to clean it up 
                              It shows the Hornet Moth whilst with the Royal Queensland Aero Club.  The image below from the
                              Hood  collection, via the State Library of New South Wales is somewhat nicer and predates mine by
                              about a decade, showing -AAV at the January 1938 Anniversary Air Pageant at Mascot. This air-
                              craft was previously registered in the U.K. as G-ADKF and came to Australia in August of 1937.
                              Interestingly it was described by DCA as a D.H.87A (tapered wing) and registered as such, although
                              it had already been converted in the U.K. to the square wing variety before being shipped to Australia.
                              Possibly the ID plate described it as an "A":    VH-AAV had an accident at Hughenden, Qld in Dec.
                              1955 and appears not to have been registered after that.. .