VH-ACE  (3)  Thorp T18 Tiger                     (c/n  N15)


                                            Ian Mackenzie took this shot at Moorabbin on 7 December 1968.  This must have been an early
                                            roll out of the homebuilt since the aircraft was not given its CofA until July of 1969.   Designed by
                                            John Thorp and developed at the old San Fernando Valley airport (now long gone) in California
                                            back in the early 1960s, the Tiger became one of the most popular of homebuilt light aircraft
                                         .  VH-ACE was the first of many constructed in Australia.   This one is no longer flying.