ZK-AKO  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth            (c/n  DHA505)


                                      Australian (Bankstown, NSW) built Tiger. To to RNZAF as NZ1419. Issued free to the Waikato
                                      Aero Club of Whenuapai in 1946.   Like so many ex-club Tigers, it wound up, like as not,
                                      "behind the barn" as a topdresser, as seen in my shot below.  ZK-AKO's conversion came
                                      rather earlier than most, being converted for James Aviation Ltd of Hamilton in December 1949,
                                      who named it 'Scotts Wild Oats'.  It crashed at Mamaku on 26 June 1956 when it swung on takeoff
                                      after hitting a patch of mud on the runway and ended up inverted on the ground. Nonetheless it was
                                      purchased by a buyer in Australia and repatriated, becoming VH-BPY.  It was finally withdrawn from
                                      use in 1961.