VH-BUG      de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                  (c/n LES.9)


                                   Yet another crop dusting Tiger, appropriately registered!.  VH-BUG has lost half her tail rego during
                                   a partial respraying at Tamworth, NSW in 1968.  Photo by Geoff Goodall.   This aircraft was one of
                                   those Tigers constructed from parts in 1962 by Lawrence Engineering and Sales of Camden, NSW.  
                                   It was originally registered VH-WET,   VH-BUG was badly damaged in a storm nr Wee Waa, NSW
                                   on 14 November 1974.    The remains of it were purchased by Barry Hills of Adelaide.  After many
                                   years of restoration it was converted back to standard 2 seater configuration and flew again for the first
                                   time on on 15 May 2005.   At that time, Barry was still a maintenance engineer with Qantas.   He now
                                   owns a restoration business for Tiger Moths named 'Adelaide Vintage Aviation' on Hindmarsh Island,
                                   south of Adelaide.   VH-BUG was acquired from Barry in 2005 by Joe Guenther who sent me the nice
                                   air-to-air shot of it below.   Unfortunately Joe only gets to fly this beautifully restored machine during his
                                   vacations, since he is currently working for Airbus on the A380 project and lives in Hamburg!