ZK-AIE    de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth              (c/n  83492)


                            My own shot of ZK-AIE in the service of the New Plymouth Aero Club (to whom it was
                            issued after the war) is badly cropped and so I will use the one above by the late Peter Keating
                            (via the Ken Tilley collection).  This was probably taken in the early 1960s.   Jim Dyson also
                            took a photo of it earlier (below, courtesy of the David Molesworth collection) wherein it is seen
                            wearing the (somewhat irreverent) slogan of  'The Doh-Doh'.  At that time (circa 1951) it was
                            operated by Aircraft Services (NZ) Ltd as a topdresser.  As its c/n suggests, it was a Cowley-built
                            Tiger and it was shipped to New Zealand in 1940 becoming NZ662.  It was restored to normal
                            operation in 1956 for a series of private owners (see its complete history at
                                                http://www.adf-serials.com/nz-serials/nz650.shtml )
                            and eventually exported to Fiji as VQ-FAG.   It came back to New Zealand in 1973 and is now
                            part of the RNZAF Historic Flight.