VH-ABO  de Havilland D.H.87B Hornet Moth                         (c/n  8014)

                                   This photo of a Hornet Moth was taken at Moorabbin outside Schutt's hangar in the 1950s.  It
                                   was built as a 'B; model with the square wing tips instead of the tapered ones of the D.H.87A,
                                   and was previously G-ADKT, exported to Australia in March of 1938. . The photo below is
                                   off the CofA and shows it at Maylands, Perth circa 1938.     Following that is a nice airborne
                                   shot of it, also from the Geoff Goodall collection, taken at Maylands in 1939 when it was flying
                                   with the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia. . Finally at the foot of the page is a photo of
                                   -ABO by Bob Neate at Cootamundra in March of 1962, by which time the rego had been
                                   moved to the tail, in accordance with what was in vogue at the time.   It was withdrawn from
                                   use following at accident at St. George, Queensland in December 1964.     Interestingly, this
                                   registration has never been re-alloted.      Could it possibly be, that in this day and age of
                                   (ridiculous) political correctness, it was deemed too sensitive?