VH-ULP de Havilland D.H.60M
Moth (c/n 1406)
This photograph is courtesy of the John
Hopton collection via the Airways Museum and
Society. This Moth was
purchased by the Civil Aviation Branch and
loaned (leased?) to the
Western Branch of the
Australian Aero Club, presumably to encourage
the development of civilian pilots.
It was actually built
D.H.60M Moth Coupe, but was converted to a standard D.H.60M in
Further details regarding
its history can be found on:
I have just (April, 2006) received an email from Mr. Mal Shipton
who has purchased this historic machine.
(Evidently enough of the original existed to permit the
reconstruction to carry the same rego!). Anyway,
Mal sends me
the superb shot below of it being "ferried home" (to
Queensland?). Finally, at the foot of
the page is a shot of VH-ULP taken by Richard
Penna when owned by his father, Les, who was a re-
re-builder of Moths and Tigers.