Havilland D.H.87B Hornet Moth
This was the former G-ADMJ imported in
1952. It also saw service with the RAF as a
aircraft carrying the serial W9389. My shot above was
taken at Moorabbin
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
a popular model store in Flinders Street, Melbourne.
enthusiasts, both gliding and powered. The photo at the
foot of the page is from the
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withdrawn from use in 1972 and, following a healthy restoration,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..