VH-BLH de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger
Moth (c/n 981)
Tiger was one of several operated by Kingsford Smith Aviation Services
at Bankstown, NSW
in the early 1950s.
Fuselage and rego was a mid blue, wings and tail were silver.
took a photo of it in 1954 (below) when
it was flying with Cove Air out of Kangaroo island, S.A.
VH-BLH was sold in the USA in 1966 becoming
N87677. In August 1980 it departed on a local
from Oxnard Airport, landed at Santa Paula (a 1940s style
airport I know well), and then stalled
in at Oak View, California whilst doing
the pilot and passenger. The aircraft was
Even Tigers can kill if they are
not flown correctly.