Havilland D.H.82A Tiger
In 1953 the Tasmanian Aero Club at Western Junction,
Launceston, purchased two Tigers from
the Department of
Civil Aviation. VH-BSB was one, VH-BSD the other.
-BSB was previously
VH-CAD. I had
the distinction, along with club member Tony Rhedy, of chaperoning this
back to Tasmania from DCA's
base at Melbourne's Essendon airport. Both aircraft were quite
low time and had been well
looked after by DCA. Plus they had canopies.
This aircraft was
in a fire at Mailor's Flat in Victoria in 1957 although by that time
Aero Club had sold