ZK-AEK  de Havilland D.H.83 Fox Moth            (c/n   4033)


                                             This shot by Ken Meeham, circa 1952 shows well the lines of this historic aircraft as it was in
                                             the early 1950s.   Originally registered G-ACAJ in 1932 it was flown by F/L E.H. Fieldon for
                                             HRH the Prince of Wales.  In December of that year it was re-registered G-ACDD.  It went to
                                             Belgium in 1933 as OO-ENC registered to Guy Hansez..  Returning to de Havillands for overhaul,
                                             it was sold in New Zealand in 1935.    It crashed on the Franz Joseph Glacier in 1943 and was
                                             out of action then until 1947.  After several different owners it was exported to Fiji in 1957 as
                                             VQ-FAT.   Struck off that register in 1959.  It was 'discovered' and repatriated  back to New
                                             Zealand in 1990, restored, and is now owned by Sir Tim Wallis.  A contemporary photograph
                                             of it can be seen on: