ZK-AUQ  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth             (c/n   DHA132)


                                                    This Tiger was an ex RAAF machine, having served as A17-135 until civilianized in 1946 as
                                                    VH-ATK   After having been bought and sold a couple of times by Schutt Aircraft Sales and
                                                    Service at Essendon (Melbourne) it was exported to New Zealand in 1951 to Aviation
                                                    Enterprises Ltd of Wellington.  However, because of the poor condition of the aircraft (really!)
                                                    it was not brought up to NZ civil airworthiness standards until August 1951.  ZK-AUO was
                                                    sold to James Aviation in 1954, and then to A. Blechynden, Hamilton in mid 1957.  It crashed
                                                    into the bed of the Little River, Westland immediately after takeoff on 12 October 1957 and
                                                    was written off..   My shot shows it with James Aviation in 1952.  What a heap.