VH-MDV  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                    (c/n  DHA468)


                                    Two shots (above and immediately below) of this rebuilt Tiger both taken at Luskintyre   Above,
                                    in April 2003 by Glenn Anderton and below in September 2010 by Ian Mcdonell   .  At the foot
                                    of the page is a photo from the Don McLeod collection of -MDV as it appeared at Maryborough,
                                    Qld in 1959.  The gentleman is Don's father who, at the time, was President of the Wide Bay Aero
                                    Club.  The aircraft was the former VH-GWB, and had been badly damaged at Rockhampton in
                                    1958. The remains were taken to the Maryborough workshops of LAME Joe Vine.  Upon restor-
                                    ation it was re-registered VH-MDV being Joe's daughter's initials.       Don indicates that Joe had
                                    rigged the aircraft in such a way so as to increase the cruise speed of the Tiger by almost 10 knots
                                    (although the stall speed did increase a little).