VH-AMJ  (2)    de Havilland D.H.87B Hornet Moth               (c/n   8066)


                                     This was the former G-ADMJ imported in 1952.   It also saw service with the RAF as a
                                     communications aircraft carrying the serial W9389.   My shot above was taken at Moorabbin
                                     in 1956.  Color scheme was blue and white.    The shot below, from the Geoff Goodall coll-
                                     ection was taken some six years later in May 1962, when the aircraft was owned by Hearn's
                                     Hobbies, a popular model store in Flinders Street, Melbourne.       The Hearns family were
                                     flying enthusiasts, both gliding and powered.    The photo at the foot of the page is from the
                                     CAHS archives and shows -AMJ probably in the early 1950s.   The Hornet Moth was
                                     withdrawn from use in 1972 and, following a healthy restoration, re-entered the register as
                                     VH-AFJ in February 1976.  It was still until about 1985.       Its current status is unknown,
                                     although I believe it might still be languishing in a shed in the Caloundra area..