de Havilland D.H.83 Fox Moth
Grainy old shot of a Fox Moth over the
Southern Alps. This aircraft was the last Fox Moth
produced in the U.K.
(production continued in Canada) and was first registered Jan 1935.
impressed into service with the RNZAF during WW II as NZ566.
Released after the
war to New
Zeraland National Airways Corporation, it became ZK-ASP. (For
aircraft were demobbed in New Zealand they did not revert to their
original regos, but
were given a
new registration in line with the sequence at that time).
In 1974 the aircraft was
to the USA and flown in California as ZK-ASP before becoming N83DH in
In 1984 it was
purchased by Brian Woodford in England and registered G-ADHA, a
registration originally assigned to a Tiger Moth (ntu). The
aircraft was returned to New Zealand
in 1997, registered ZK-ADI
once more, and restored to its original orange and silver paint
scheme. . It
is still flying and is based at Waipukarau. The nice shot below
from the Kenneth
collection shows it at Woburn in 1989, all decked out as the Prince of
with 1930s Royal Flight