VH-SSA (1)  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                              (c/n  DHA111)           


                                         Super Spread was a crop dusting/spreading company formed in 1953 at Moorabbin.  They ran
                                         a dozen or so Tiger Moths in the early years.  VH-SSA was the first and was formerly A17-114,
                                         registered to Super Spread in August 1953.  My shot above was taken just after that in my photo
                                         outside their hangar at Moorabbin.   The photo below is by the late and great Peter R. Keating
                                         and shows -SSA with a crash bar fitted.      Tigers were common in at Moorabbin in those days,
                                         with not only Super Spread, but other agricultural concerns having them as their crop dusters of
                                         choice, not to mention the Royal Victorian Aero Club which had a slew of them.          VH-SSA
                                         was withdrawn from the register in December 1963 and then languished for fifty years somewhere
                                         before being being restored in New Zealand in April 2012 as ZK-SSA (or actually, just SSA in
                                         that annoying habit NZ has of dropping the prefix national identity).