TIGER MOTHS AVAILABLE TO FLY BY THE PUBLIC
IN THE UK
The prototype DH82 Tiger
Moth first flew in October 1931 with some early production models
being bought by civilian owners. However the majority of Tiger
Moths were employed with the RAF or with the Elementary and reserve
flying schools. The Tiger Moth is a development of the earlier
DH60G Gipsy Moth, it was strengthened for service use, fitted
with an inverted (rather then upright) engine for improved forward
view and the wings were staggered to allow easier exit from the
cockpit by parachute. After serving for a while, the DH82 Tiger
Moth was modified with the Gipsy Major engine instead of the Gipsy
III and plywood instead of fabric covered top fuselage decking,
these modifications led to the Tiger Moth being designated the
DH82a. Click here to know
more about the Tiger Moth's history
Being up to 72 years old, only a handfull of
tiger moth are "Public transport registered", these
(see below) are amongst the only tigers authorized by the CAA
to offer trial lessons or flight training in the UK.
1933 Tiger Moth G-ACDC
- born in 1933 DELTA CHARLIE is the oldest Tiger
Moth in the world. She is with ACDJ from the first batch
of Tiger Moths ever built. She wears the original colours
of the Brookland Aviation School of Flying based in Hatfield
and run by the De Haviland company before WW2.
- born in 1939 KILO PAPA has changed of colour scheme
many times after having served in the second world war as
an RAF elementary trainer. She now wears the colours of
the original Brookland Aviation School of Flying and can
be seen at air shows all over the UK teaming with G-ACDC.
- born in 1940 KILO TANGO is a very mysterious Tiger
Moth, in fact very little is known about her especially
during her time in the RAF in the Second World War. Now
being part of the stunning shuttleworth collection of vintage
aircraft she wears the original RAF camouflage colour scheme.
- born in 1940 MIKE VICTOR was purpose built in 1940
by the government and served in the second world war as
an RAF elementary trainer. She then became a private aircraft
before becoming an airliner of her own. She wears the original
RAF camouflage colour scheme appart from a yellow nose in
order to remain seen by other tourism aircraft.
- born in 1942 Built during the second World War,
ZULU HOTEL kept its RAF registration
K-2572 and the original bright yellow of the training squadron.
It is one of the most genuine Tiger Moths still flying in