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Indian Air Force DeHavilland DH82 Tigermoth "HU723"

 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:09 am    Post subject: Indian Air Force DeHavilland DH82 Tigermoth "HU723" Reply with quote

The DeHavilland DH82 Tigermoth was the first airplane my father flew as a flight cadet in the Indian Air Force in the early 1950s, and had his first solo flight on one of these in Jan 1951.
While I am uncertain if that was in "HU723", I had this custom built in the U.K. based on the info I got from his best (IAF and AI) buddy who is still with us, and had his first solo that same day, on this very airplane.

Here's to the DH82 Tigermoth, my old man's first and favorite airplane, that kicked off his career as an aviator.














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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb, even more poignant because of your father's link with the type. Your quest for detail is simply amazing. A beautiful plane, and a lovely model.
Cheers, Sumantra.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a picture of the real one in flight. Taken from www.bharatrakshak.com



Maybe that was your dad at the controls when the pic was taken, 747-237 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The_Goat wrote:
Maybe that was your dad at the controls when the pic was taken, 747-237 Very Happy


Ah, I wish I knew ..... wouldn't that be something !
I do have a pic of him in the cockpit of HU728, though.
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