VH-DHV   de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth            (c/n  AW/TC/1)


                                    This lovely air-to-air shot by Mick Hourigan (via Sandy Howard - in the cockpit) epitomizes what
                                    "it's all about", don't you think?  The shot was taken off Bass Point south of Shellharbour, NSW in
                                    December of 2007.      VH-DHV is sporting the RAAF serial originally claimed by VH-ALI
                                    (DHA436).   When this aircraft was withdrawn from use in 1959, Airwork of Archerfield, Qld
                                    combined major parts of it with other Tigers and registered the resultant machine VH-AWH,
                                    giving it their own c/n of AW/TC/1.   The hybrid was withdrawn from active use in 1960 and then
                                    resurrected some years later as VH-SNJ.  At that time it was deemed that its ex-RAAF serial
                                    should be that of VH-ALI, namely A17-394.   By the late 1970's it had been been re-registered
                                    as VH-IVN and was acquired by de Havilland's at Bankstown.  After another restoration it was
                                    given its VH-DHV rego in DHA's factory series, by now decked out as a "warbird" with VH-ALI's
                                    old identity.    Early in the new millennium it was flown by the Australian Aviation College at Salisbury,
                                    SA.   It is now operated by the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society out of Wollongong, NSW,
                                    where Phil Vabre's hangar shot (below) was taken in February 2011.