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Three vintage Tiger Moths flew in to Te Horo aerodrome on March 1, on their way to a Tiger Moth Club gathering in Thames.

Visitors (from left): Wayne and Wendy Tantrum of Blenheim, Graham Holley (Wellington), Amanda Rutland (Christchurch), Craig Clapham, Lionel Green and Aaron Murphy (Canterbury), and John Baynes (Gore).

The Moths – two from Canterbury and one from Blenheim – and their pilots and passengers were to fly north the next day as they hopped from one aerodrome to another through the rural North Island.

One pilot, Amanda Rutland, took up flying to emulate her grandfather, Bill Kingan, who flew Tiger Moths as a top-dressing pilot after the Second World War. Amanda was formerly from Paraparaumu but now lives in Christchurch.

Moths buzz in to Te Horo



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