VH-AQI   de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth   (c/n  330/T260)


                                  Tasmanian Aero Club's VH-AQI on a hot summer's day at Western Junction Airport,
                                  Launceston, January 1953.   Like many other ex-aero club Tigers, it was sold to
                                  Superspread Pty Ltd of Moorabbin in 1954 as (VH-SSK)  who made a crop duster
                                  out of it.  It later was rebuilt into VH-GLG.   In the split c/n number given above, the
                                  T260 piece is a 'rebuild' c/n. It was originally built as DHA 330 in the Bankstown plant
                                  of The de Havilland Aircraft Company of Australia for the RAAF as A17-311.

                                  ..........................and just to illustrate that we had a full curriculum at the Tasmanian Aero
                                  Club, here is -AQI with the blind flying hood up.  I know it seems inconceivable today,
                                  but instrument flying was taught on Tiger Moths.