VH-UUE  de Havilland D.H. 85 Leopard Moth  (c/n 7109)

                               Similar to the aircraft it succeeded (the D.H. 80A Puss Moth), the Leopard Moth was introduced
                               in 1933.  The steel tube structure of the Puss Moth was replaced with the spruce and plywood box
                               which was fast becoming the D.H. norm.   VH-UUE was first  registered in October 1935 to G.W.
                               Sawtell of Sydney, and the aircraft was based at Mascot.. The photo above is off the CofA.  This
                               Leopard Moth is currently under renovation in Adelaide by Harvey McBain (2007).  Geoff Goodall
                               has several shots of it taken in the1980s.     The image below, from the March 1985 Mangalore air
                               show, is probably one of the better ones which show off this old timer's unique lines to advantage.