VH-USK  de Havilland D.H.85 Leopard Moth            (c/n  7084)


                                        The above shot was taken by Nev French (via Grahame Higgs) at Murwillumbah in May 2009.
                                        This superb restoration was done by Nick and Greg Challinor's Mothcair Aviation  using parts
                                        (and carefully patterned reworked wood sections) from the original -USK which crashed at
                                        Cunnamulla, Queensland in 1951 and was "written off", and one other similar machine.
                                        VH-USK was first registered in December 1934 to J.J. Thorpe of Armadale, WA,  It was
                                        owned by the Beresford family of Cunnamulla during and immediately after WW II.
                                        It is niow (2017)  based at Recliffe, Qld with Antique Airways who use it on joy flights.