ZK-ARV  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                (c/n  82232)


                                                This was a pre-war Tiger originally to have been imported as ZK-AHR.  In the event this was
                                                not taken up (-AHR became a Lodestar) and the Tiger was immediately impressed into RNZAF
                                                service as NZ715. 
                                                After an interesting career in the RNZAF (see http://www.adf-serials.com/nz-serials/nz650.shtml)
                                                it was sold to A. McIntosh of Taieri in 1947.  Around 1949 it was owned by H. Chartres as part
                                                of the "Flying Kiwis" aerobatic team.  ZK-ARV crashed near Rotorua on 18 March 1949.  This
                                                shot was taken just before its demise.