Ant's Airplanes’ Tiger Moth

de Havilland’s beautiful trainer

I’ve always admired the sleek and elegant lines of the de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth. In fact, a few years ago, my lovely wife bought me a flight in a Tiger Moth as a birthday present, which took place at Duxford Airfield, Cambridge, in the UK. The flight itself was an exhilarating and unforgettable experience. The Tiger Moth is comparatively slow but majestic in flight. To be honest, flight in a vintage aircraft, such as the Tiger Moth should not be rushed but rather savoured, like a fine wine.

This is a beautiful rendition of the de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth and is a true labour of love from Ant’s Airplanes.
This is a beautiful rendition of the de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth and is a true labour of love from Ant’s Airplanes. Key Publishing

The de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth first flew on October 26, 1931, and was essentially designed as a military trainer, the role for which it was successfully used by the RAF. However, it was also a commercial success in the GA private sector and there are around 650 airworthy Tiger Moths still in existence today.

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