VH-UVV  de Havilland D.H.87B Hornet Moth        (c/n 8077)


                             No shortage of photos of this square-winged (as opposed to tapered) Hornet Moth. 
                             for comparison to the latter).     
My own photo above was taken with my old Kodak 120 camera at
                             Archerfield in 1951 when the aircraft was owned by the Royal Queensland Aero Club.     The much
                             nicer shot (below # 2) is from the Alan J. Sheppard collection and depicts the aircraft when on the
                             strength of the Casino (NSW) Aero Club later in the 1950s.  The aircraft was being used in a fly past
                             for the funeral of Dr. D.K.Hume, a dentist, who was a past President of the Club.  Note black ribbons
                             on the struts. 
Shot # 3 is actually a Xeroxed copy of a snapshot gleaned by Roger McDonald and
                             was also taken at Casino, at an air show, circa 1948.   I suspect that in this day and age the little boy
                             would have been severely reprimanded by the pilot (probably his father) but in those days "she'll be
                             right" was more the posture of the day and nobody got over-excited when we, as children, ran amok
                             among the light planes.  Don't try it today, even assuming you can find an airfield with unlimited access
                             to said aircraft      The # 4 shot was taken by David Daw (via the Geoff Goodall collection) at an air
                             show at Bankstown in 1960, still with the Casino Aero Club, but just before they sold it.     Clearly
                             they tried to convince members that it was a modern machine by painting it in pseudo Piper Tri-Pacer
VH-UVV has survived  to this day and is seen in a the nice contemporary shot of it (# 5)
                             by John Burford at Parafield, SA in April of 2006.