VH-DDA  (1) de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth               (c/n  DHA169)


                                   The above is a Dave Freeman photograph (via Geoff Goodall) taken at Parafield in July 1977.
                                   The Tiger was looking sharp in a red, black and white scheme.  It was the former VH-AHL,
                                   converted to civilian use from A17-168 in March 1947.    In 1952 it became a cropduster with
                                   David Gray & Co, and was re-registered VH-DDA.  Disposed of by them in September 1960,
                                   it later commenced a long term rebuild in Perth back to a two seater.   The project was finally
                                   completed at Northam, WA where it was test flown on 20 July 1976.    It is currently registered
                                   to a private owner in NSW and was repainted yellow overall following yet another rebuilt at
                                   Luskintyre in 2008.   Below are two earlier images of this Tiger, both from Geoff's collection
                                   showing (upper)- DDA spraying at the Muresk Agricultural College near Perth in April 1953
                                   whilst owned by David Gray & Co., and (lower) after it had overturned near Toodyay, WA on
                                   16 February 1956 while dusting superphosphate.   It had groundlooped violently on takeoff and
                                   overturned, pilot Hal Watts being unhurt.    The contemporary image at the foot of the page
                                   is via Wayne Brown, a now syndicated part-owner of this Tiger.  It was taken in November