DH aircraft, DH82 Tiger Moth in the hangar at Pays Air Services, Scone NSW

DH aircraft, DH82 Tiger Moth in the hangar at Pays Air Services, Scone NSW

 

De Havilland DH82 Tiger Moth

VH-PCL

DH aircraft, DH82 Tiger Moth serial 3786 VH-PCL takes center stage in the hanger and is immaculate and a favourite of Ross Pay. VH-PCL was Col Pay’s first spraying aircraft back in 1959 and is still in excellent condition and mechanically sound. It no longer is a working aircraft but an important part of Pay’s history.

 

history

de Havilland Tiger Moth VH-PCL was constructed in Australia in 1942 from UK built fuselage and Australian constructed wings.  Its Australian Air Force serial is still to be confirmed however was first civil registered as VH-PCL in 1956 having previously been VH-BPW.  The Tiger Moth was located initially with Col Pays business, Pay & Williamson at Narromine NSW before moving later to Scone. The aircraft received a refurbishment at Luskintyre, NSW in 2008 and still looks immaculate.

Still in excellent condition and mechanically sound it is no longer a working aircraft, just a beautiful part of Pay's history residing in the Museum and flying only for air shows.

 

Tiger Moth VH-PCL at Luskintyre in 2008 following restoration

Tiger Moth VH-PCL at Narromine NSW August 1963-photo by Bob Neate