VH-ZUP  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                           (c/n 82358)


                                      This was the former VH-AKN(2) which crashed at Midland Junctioin, W.A. in 1955.  Over a
                                      dozen of these old agricultural  Tigers were stored away at Cunderdin by Bob Couper Co in the
                                      1960s. In 1968 they were cleared out and ended up stashed in a large shed on a farm near the
                                      airport, along with the Fox Moth -USJ.  Some years later the collection was acquired by a Tiger
                                      owner at Trayning WA named Les Kordys (see VH-AMY) and he moved them all to a shed in
                                      the main street of Trayning.   Ten years later they were all sold to a chap at Luskintyre NSW who
                                      set up a production line using the fuselage frames and as much else as he could salvage from the
                                      collection.  His new rebuilds got wierd and wonderful registrations like "ZUP", but he was a good
                                      guy and valued their histories, so kept their correct identities.   VH-ZUP first flew again in June of
                                      2001.  Phil Vabre caught it at Narromine in October of 2005.