VH-BVZ  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth            (c/n   82808/T329)


                                   VH-BVZ seen on a farm near Canberra in March 1978 in this Mike Vincent photo, via the Geoff
                                   Goodall collection.    Identified by DCA paperwork only by its de Havilland Aircraft wartime over-
                                   haul number of T329, it is believed to be in fact British built c/n 82808 which served with the RAAF
                                   as R4891.    It was sold by Commonwealth Disposals Commission to the Royal Aero Club of NSW
                                   at Mascot aerodrome, Sydney in March 1946 as VH-APG.    It was a cropduster in NSW before
                                   joining Farmair Pty Ltd, Maylands in August 1959.    On the long ferry flight from Sydney to Perth,
                                   this Tiger overturned when landing to refuel alongside the Transcontinental Railway line at Reid on
                                   the Nullabor Plain.    Taken to Perth as rail freight it was quickly rebuilt at Maylands. It ended its
                                   agricultural service in a crash in a lupin paddock at Dalwallinu in Sept 1963 and became a rebuild
                                   project with a private owner at Geraldton WA, later moving to Goulburn NSW where it was com-
                                   pleted by Dick Nell in January 1978.   It still flies and is registered to an owner in South Australia.