Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth
NZ849, this machine was allocated free to the Canterbury Aero Club in
then registered to C. Hewett as part of the " Flying Kiwis" aerobatic
team. When Mr.
Hewett went to Sydney in late 1949 he took the Tiger with him and it
to New Zealand in 1951 and the aircraft reverted to ZK-ARU. It saw
service with Southland Aerial Topdressing (Hewett Aviation) in
1951. By 1955 it was with
Airwork NZ Ltd. ZK-ARU was written off in a crash into the
Conway River on 30 March
1955. The above shot was taken in 1949.