ZK-APP  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth            (c/n 82302)


                                        Originally the RAF's N9185, but shipped to New Zealand to become NZ854. Civilianized in 1947
                                        for A. Baker of Wigram in 1947.  It originally had a canopy but that was discarded after it was sold
                                        to Hawkes Bay Aerial Topdressing Co Ltd in 1950, in whose service it is seen here (could that be
                                        the farmer's house?)..  It was then sold on to a number of topdressing outfits, finally ending up with
                                        Aerial Agriculture Ltd in 1955.  It was withdrawn from use in 1959, languished somewhere for 35
                                        years and then rejoined the register with I. Pirie of Nelson.  ZK-APP, despite its bedraggled
                                        appearance above, is still currently airworthy in New Zealand.