ZK-BDH  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth         (c/n   DHA320)


                                              This Tiger was one of the three wrecks and relics from Australia acquired in 1953 by
                                              Aircraft Service NZ Ltd (along with ZK-BDA and ZK-BDG) and rebuilt, this one
                                              becoming their number 12. . It was formerly A17-301, civilianized as VH-BDW, and
                                              originally owned by Woollongong and South Coast Air Services.  It was withdrawn from
                                              use in 1948.  In 1953 it was rebuilt and put into operation as a topdresser with Aircraft
                                              Service in Auckland.  In 1963 it went to Weedair.  After being withdrawn again in 1965,
                                              it was restored a year later to T. Williams of Masterton.  ZK-BDH crashed at Motueka on
                                              24 October 1976 and was listed this time as "destroyed".  Research indicates that this one
                                              is unlikely to be entered onto the register again.