VH-BBU  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth               (c/n  DHA87)


                                  There were two Tiger Moths registered VH-BBU.  This is the first one and is seen here at Archerfield,
                                  circa 1948 in this nice shot from the Geoff Goodall collection.    It was the former A17-90 and had
                                  been civilianized in August of 1947 for a Mr. R. W. Dean of the Bulimba Hotel, Bulimba Qld.  It was
                                  sold in March 1950 to Kingsford Smith Aviation Service at Bankstown who were acting as agents to
                                  find a number of Tigers for onward sale to aerial agricultural operators in NZ.   It was shipped ex
                                  Sydney on 28 June 1950 on the SS Garvelpark and became ZK-AVS with Rural Aviation Ltd at
                                  New Plymouth.