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,
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.