ZK-AKC  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth             (c/n  DHNZ97)


                                          ZK-AKC was on the strength of the New Plymouth Aero Club when this shot was taken
                                          in 1950.   A New Zealand built Tiger, it was previously NZ847.  It was fitted with a canopy
                                          later in its career.  By 1971 it was found stored in pieces in Dunedin, following a crash.  It was
                                          later repaired/restored but was damaged again in a fence strike during a precautionary landing near
                                          Waitahun, Otago in 1999.   It regained airworthiness in  2001 following repairs by Croydon
                                          Aircraft Co, Mandeville.   Crashed at Taieri Airfield after stalling during take off while towing a
                                          banner on 03 November 2001. The aircraft flipped onto its back causing substantial damage
                                          to the fuselage and wings. The pilot luckily suffered no injuries. Following major repairs undertaken
                                          by Ray Goulding at Rangiora it regained airworthy condition in November 2003.   It is currently
                                          flying from Taieri with Julian Smith of Allied Press Ltd.  Ivan Prince has kindly supplied a nice
                                          contemporary image of it (below),