ZK-ARU  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth             (c/n  DHNZ99)


                                                  Ex RNZAF NZ849, this machine was allocated free to the Canterbury Aero Club in 1948.
                                                  It was 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 became VH-BNO.
                                                  Hewett returned 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.