VH-AZA  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth   (c/n   DHA979)


                                     In the late 1940s and early 50s the Royal Queensland Aero Club maintained a fleet of immaculate
                                     Tigers, one of the nicest flying of which was VH-AZA.   This shot was outside the hangar at Archer-
                                     field in 1952.  VH-AZA was built as A17-544 for the RAAF.   After serving 14 faithful years with
                                     the RQAC this machine "moved West" and was acquired by aerial agricultural operator John Forrest
                                     Pty Ltd of Carnamah, WA.    Some years later it was picked up by Cunderdin-based Bob Couper
                                     Pty Ltd and is seen in a nice image below by Geoff Goodall at that base August of 1969 where it was
                                     working as a glider tug .  Two months after Geoff's shot was taken it was to be written off in a crash
                                     at the same field (on 25 Oct 1969).