Friday, December 11, 2015

Two Hunter Tiger Moths celebrate 75 years of flight

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Two historic Tiger Moth biplanes that fly Maitland tourists on adventure trips over the vineyards have made history, celebrating their 75th year in operation.
Silver and blue, the two planes made their first flights in December 1940.
But between then and now, the two stately ladies have each been through some trauma.
Both were put through exacting flights during World War II, when they were used to train pilots.
After the war, with dozens of unwanted biplanes being sold off the public, these two also found ­private buyers.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Dec. 7, 2015.