VH-AIP (1) de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger
The photos above and
immediately below of this Casino Aero Club Tiger are from the Alan J.
Alan's father was a member of the club from its inception in 1937 until
well into the 1950s.
image above shows it outside
the original hangar at Casino soon after
its civilianization from
A17-183, and Alan suspects
that it was still sporting its trainer all-yellow
scene below was on the Beach at Byron Bay, and
-AIP by then was painted silver
overall with red trim
and rego and named 'Miss Lismore'.
Aero Club' was the titling
on the rudder. At the
foot of the page is an image from the
VH-AIP after its crash at
Brunswick Heads, NSW on 5 March
1950. A report from the Bris-
Mail for the next day indicates that the
pilot, Neville Carter, and his passenger were
injured in this crash. The
newspaper report goes
on to state that the aircraft
suddenly nosed down onto
the beach, but no explanation was given
for this. Sounds like it may
especially since the
slats appear to have deployed.
. Judging by the photo I would
say that, in this day
and age, the
aircraft would have been salvaged. .