Good home for Tiger Moth
By MEL MARTIN
WATCHING her father's much-loved Tiger Moth fly away from Coffs Harbour was a bit sad for Kathryn Greenway, but at least the vintage plane was off to a good home.
"It's a bit of an emotional day, this is the last part of his life going," Ms Greenway said.
Her father, John Norton, was the proud owner of the Tiger Moth for 45 years before he died last year.
"This was his baby. He did lots of aerobics and plane shows with it," Ms Greenway said.
So she was pleased to see the Tiger Moth go to the Point Cook RAAF Museum, where it will take part in flying activities.
And so were the lucky pilots who got to fly it to its new home in Victoria, Chris Tulk and Brett Clowes.
"This plane is magnificent to fly. It's not very fast, and with the open cockpit, you can stick your head out of the window and watch the world go by," Mr Tulk said.
The plane was chosen for its historical significance after an Australia-wide search.
"In 1954, it was sent to the navy where it was used until 1958, and we believe this makes it the last serving Tiger Moth in the Austra- lian Defence Forces," Mr Tulk said.