VH-TSJ (1)   de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                           (c/n  DHA792)


                                   This was the former VH-RNW of the Royal Newcastle Aero Club and was one of the last Tigers
                                   to be civilianized from RAAF disposals, being released at Tocumwal in 1956.  It was previously one
                                   of those Tigers built for South Africa and was to have been DX735, but became A17-642 instead.
                                   It was later sold to Aero Service Pty Ltd, Perth who converted it for cropdusting as VH-WFP in
                                   June 1959, but only a year later on-sold it to Trojan Aerial Spraying in Adelaide who reregistered
                                   it as VH-TSJ.    Geoff Goodall's photo above was taken at Parafield in May 1963 just after it had
                                   been retired from agricultural work and purchased by several pilots working for Aerokair for private
                                   flying.    The second shot, also from Geoff's collection shows -TSJ in August 1963 under conversion
                                   back to a two seater in the Aerokair hangar, agricultural hopper and equipment removed.  That same
                                   month DCA agreed to yet another registration change to VH-AKG.