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The 26th of October 1931 marked the first flight of the de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth. To celebrate the 80th Anniversary a formation flight of four DH82A Tiger Moths took a short leisurley flip along the South East Coast of South Africa on 26 October 2011. The event was hosted by 43 Air School based at Port Alfred Airport. The four aircraft were:
Type Reg. c/n Notes
DH82A ZS-AAP OU/10/1969 Yellow. Markings 503
DH82A ZS-ATO 84950 Yellow. Markings 1467 and 31
DH82A ZS-DNO 735 Blue/White
DH82A ZU-FJW 2596 Silver
The photographs below were sent in by Paul Mills who supplied the camera and Dave McGregor took the pictures. Paul was shooting video.
The 80th Anniversary of the first flight of the de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Vaughan Griffin, left and Dave McGregor
Clive Gardiner, being helped into the seat for a belated 90th birthday ride
The four de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moths at 43 Air School.
Photograph: Cassie Nel
The four de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moths.
Photograph: Cassie Nel