Sunday, September 16, 2012

Historic Aeroplanes

It is great fun living next to people who love flying.  These two Tiger Moth aircraft were visiting my neighbour this weekend and the red Gypsy Moth now belongs to Jan.  It was flown solo by her father from U.K. to Australia 1934.  He was not permitted to fly across the Tasman so it was shipped to New Zealand.  The story goes that, in case of accident, he carried a spare propeller strapped to the side of the plane.  Just as well he did not need to use it as it would not have fitted as it was the wrong one.

1 comment:

  1. The Gypsy Moth is an adorable little airplane. Can't imagine having three of them next door. Must have been fun to see them take off and land.