London: Quiller Press, 1990. First edition. Large oblong quarto, green cloth with gilt lettering, 160 pp., illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. A near-fine copy with the dust-jacket. From the collection of aviation enthusiast John Fisher, who restored a a single-engine de Havilland Tiger Moth and flew her from England to Australia in 1996. Item #1517
It was in April 1989 that a trio of Tiger Moth biplanes took off from White Waltham airfield in Berkshire for Sheremetyevo airport, the 'Heathrow' of the Soviet Union. The team departed in a blaze of publicity and goodwill which heralded the many warm receptions they later experienced all over Europe. The three Tiger Moths returned to England, triumphant and still intact, five thousand miles and thirty-three stops later after three unforgettable weeks.
Price (AUD): $85.00