New Zealand aviation historians credit the de Havilland Moth with the revival of flying in the late 1920s, following the demise of the country’s three aviation companies earlier that decade. Imported in large numbers, the Moth was a cheap and reliable two-seater biplane, attractive to both professional and amateur pilots. This one is taking off from Wellington’s Rongotai airfield in the late 1920s.
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