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****************** UPDATE ********************

Apparently this bi-plane was misidentified during my visit to the museum. A sign next to the plane indicated it was a de Havilland DH 82. Since the plane was parked on the edge of an isle and since I am not an aviator, I had no reason think otherwise. One of my visitors (SB Chatterjee) pointed out that the plane was perhaps a  Nieuport from WWI but not a Tiger Moth. So, at this point the only thing I am positive about is that it is a bi-plane. :-) If you can positively identify this aircraft, I’d be most appreciative.

************* Original post below***************

In today’s short post we have a look at a bi-plane that was primarily used as a trainer, the de Havilland DH 82. This model took to the air in 1931 and honed the skills of many WWII pilots. Equipped with a 120 HP engine that would push this lightly constructed aircraft to speeds of 110 MPH, it required nerves of steel to fly one of these.

The bi-plane shown below is likely a replica. I was unable to find out for sure when this photo was taken nearly a year ago, but there was nothing I could see that hinted at this having been restored. Nonetheless, it’s a very impressive looking aircraft. The cockpit has modern-day instrumentation (analog gauges)  which was quite nice looking.

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18 Responses to Tiger Moth – de Havilland DH 82

  1. Chantal says:

    a lot of history in this plane
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  2. I don’t think it’s a Tiger Moth perhaps a WW1 Nieuport but not a TM. (I got to fly a TM a few years ago).

    • Jimi Jones says:

      There was a sign on a stand just to the right of this identifying it as a TM. I’ll have to look into this, hate to have misidentified it. I’ve never flown anything,perhaps you’re correct. Thanks for the feedback, I’ll be posting an update once this is settled.
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  3. Edith Levy says:

    VEry nice. I love the warmth you’ve brought out in this image Jimi.
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  4. Dave DiCello says:

    Your shots are always so crisp Jimi! This is excellent!
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  5. Rich McPeek says:

    Terrific shot Jimi! Love the warm colors in this! Great work!
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  6. Mark Neal says:

    Beautiful shot, Jimi. The color is fantastic.
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  7. A.Barlow says:

    Freaking awesome man. Other day we had some old bomber looking plane fly over our house that looked like it was out of a WW1 museum. You would have loved it. Sadly I didn’t have my camera on me at the time :(
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  8. What a truly stunning image here, Jimi! Love it, my friend! Planes make for great subjects, and I really enjoyed your composition on this one!
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  9. ken bello says:

    Original or restored, it’s still a beautiful aircraft.
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  10. I just love these old airplanes. Nice job Jimi.
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  11. Great image Jimi. You did better that I could have. I would have called it a plane.LOL

  12. Dale Mason says:

    Sopwith Pup??

  13. Laura says:

    Its a perfect shot of the plane I really like it..
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  14. LensScaper says:

    This image exudes warmth in those colours. I guess the composition was tricky in a fairly confined space but this POV has worked out fine. Great processing as always
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  15. Adam Allegro says:

    Beautiful work Jimi. Whatever you choose to call it, its a fantastic peiece of machinery. Well captured buddy.
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