Keith Woodcock - Legendary Trainer - De Havilland Tiger Moth
De Havilland Tiger Moth Aviation Art Birthday Greetings Card by Aviation Artist Keith Woodcock GAvA
The De Havilland Tiger Moth has to be one of, if not the, most popular training aircraft ever built. Rolled out in 1934, the aircraft was initially only going to be produced for military purposes. When production ended in 1945 the total number produced exceeded 8000 and had been sold worldwide. It was with the introduction of its successor, the Chipmunk, also from D.H that the aircraft started its most notable chapter as the main equipment of nearly every Flying Club then in existence. The final RAF ones were retired in 1969 but today a large number still fly on the civil register, many still training new pilots.