Story: Aerial recreation

Vintage aircraft

Vintage aircraft

Sporting a period flying cap and goggles, a happy pilot flies a restored De Havilland Tiger Moth over Wairarapa in 1992. Restoring and flying old aircraft is now a popular pastime in New Zealand, fostered by groups such as the New Zealand Sport and Vintage Aviation Society. The society obtained a wrecked Tiger Moth in 1976 and spent years restoring it to the point that it could be flown again. This was the aircraft’s first official flight after its restoration.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1989/0365/9
Photograph by Mark Round

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Aerial recreation - Vintage aircraft', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2020)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006