ZK-ALP  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth         (c/n  82903)


                                              Another Tiger of the West Coast United Aero Club.   Previously RAF R5008 and RNZAF
                                              NZ654.   Built at Hatfield, UK in 1940.   Sold to West Coast United in 1946.  Went to
                                              Aerial Farming NZ Ltd, Palmerston North in 1950 and converted to a topdresser.  It was
                                              damaged in an accident at Makaretu in 1957 when it was overturned by a tailwind and was
                                              withdrawn from use.  (Probably rotted away behind a barn somewhere).    In 2009 Chris
                                              Maher sent me another shot of -ALP (below) reposing, along with VH-BDZ on a farm
                                              property, possibly, Chris thinks, that of his Grandfather at Ohingaiti