VH-CFA(3)  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                  (c/n  82565)


                                        A nice Bob Neate shot of VH-CFA at Moorabbin in 1961 while owned by Brookes Aviation
                                        as the first aircraft of their newly established Civil Flying School at Moorabbin.   Geoff Goodall's
                                        photo below was taken later (in May 1963) and shows the Tiger in the shade of the stand of pine
                                        trees (sadly long since vanished) at the same venue.  VH-CFA was built for the RAAF as A17-11
                                        and shipped out to DHA for assembly in 1939.  It later became Instructional Airframe No.1.
                                        When finally demobbed in 1959 it became VH-RIN, and shortly afterwards, VH-CFA for Civil.
                                        Flying School.   Three months after Geoff took the lower shot it was sold, and became VH-DBE,
                                        an identity it holds today.  It is currently registered to a Queensland owner.