VH-UTE   de Havilland D.H.87A Hornet Moth              (c/n  8023)


                                        The above photo was taken at Cootmundra in March 1962 by Bob Neate.  VH-UTE was originally
                                        imported in January 1936 and sold to N.M. Kater of Moree, NSW.    It went to Brisbane in 1940
                                        and was stored during WWII.    After the war it had several owners, followed by several restorations.
                                        The results of one of these is seen in the Mike Vincent shot immediately below, at Bowral, NSW in
                                        August 1976.    Following that is a nice color shot
from the Phil Vabre collection taken at the Avalon
                                        Airshow in 1995.  The aircraft was then, and still is, owned by John Pettit.  .    This Hornet Moth is
                                        somewhat unusual in that it was never converted to the square-wing D.H.87B configuration.   At the
                                        bottom of the page is a rough image extracted from the Sydney Morning Herald of 1 January 1936
                                        which stated:  "Test flights of this DeHavilland Hornet, a type new to Sydney, were made yesterday
                                        by Murray Jones". .