Exactly one year from the date the contract was signed, I have received the final parts and logbooks of de Havilland Tiger Moth A17-370. Now the real work can begin!
All four wings have been reunited with the fuselage in the same room for the first time since India. I’ve already begun searching for the data plates and any tell-tale features on these last two wings, to help corroborate the known or suspected history of the aircraft. More on that in the days to come.
The aircraft logbooks only cover the time from 1968-1970, with one quick note to show it was test-flown a final time in 1973. Not a lot to go on here, but once I’ve scanned all of the pages I will do my best to transcribe them and see what they tell us. As you can see, they are in quite rough shape.
That’s all the updates for tonight, I’m exhausted, but this is a big milestone for the restoration project!