VH-WFU  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth               (c/n  DHA205)


                                         Civilianized in June 1949 as VH-BNW, this Tiger was formerly A17-204.   When acquired by
                                         Aero Service in 1959 it was re-registered into the Wesfarmers block as VH-WFU.   It is seen
                                         above in this shot by Geoff Goodall at Williams, WA on 3 July 1960, following a forced landing
                                         into some trees.  The pilot received no injuries in this accident although shortly afterward DCA
                                         grounded all agricultural Tigers anyway, due to their high pilot fatality rate.  VH-WFU was retired
                                         at Maylands in 1963 and sold to Bob Couper Co at Cunderdin, becoming yet another in the large
                                         cache of  Tiger Moths Couper had accumulated..  After extensive restoration, it became VH-JAU,
                                         and flies as such today (in modified warbird scheme) .     The shot below, from the Ken Watson
                                         collection (via Phil Vabre), shows it at Camden, NSW in June 2011.