VH-AAV (1) de Havilland
D.H.87B Hornet Moth
This print of mine, circa 1947 had a lot of light leakage
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
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
August of 1937.
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.. .