VH-RIN (2) de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger
'Star Motel Coffs Harbour' says
the legend on this Tiger. Either the hostelry changed its name, or
oddly, it went to another motel
later, being registered to Smugglers Inn (Pty) Ltd of the same locale
towards the end of the
1970s. Greg Banfield's shot above was taken at West
Maitland, NSW in
Below it is seen as a very hard-worked
sprayer at Goulburn, NSW in 1964.
It was used then by Mike
Sasin's Sasin Aircraft Service of
Goulburn. The photo below by the late
atmosphere of the sprayer Tiger Moth
era. VH-RIN was formerly Gertie
VH-GMF (civlianized from A17-588) based at Moorabbin.
It is the second Tiger to
rego, the first (c/n 82565) having become VH-CFA(3) in 1960.
This VH-RIN is still
current. Brian Nicolson recently (2011) contacted me and
indicated that in 1966 he went to live in
to take over
what had been Mike Sasin’s
business and the Tiger was scattered all over the
to grief some years earlier. Brian and crew gathered it
all together and turned it
into the Tiger it is today.
In 1968 after a full and careful
rebuild he sold it for AUD 1,800.00.
can be seen in Greg's picture above. Imagine what it would be