VH-ARA  de Havilland D.H.82A Tiger Moth                  (c/n  DHA226)


                                   Here's -ARA at  Maylands on 12 December  1955 after a landing accident while with Royal Aero
                                   Club of WA.    The wreck was purchased by Basil Taylor & Co and rebuilt at Maylands as crop-
                                   duster VH-BTX in December 1959.    It ended up with Bob Couper Co at Cunderdin WA who
                                   modified it as a utility aircraft to carry spare parts and freight in the enlarged front cockpit compart-
                                   ment to their wide-spread Tiger fleet across the WA wheatbelt.  BTX was badly damaged by fire
                                   while tied down at Cunderdin  on 6 January 1964 and was part of the large collection of agricultural
                                   Tigers in the Couper hangar at Cunderdin in 1968, along with several sets of wings marked "VH-ARA"
                                   The original one, seen above in this photo from the Geoff Goodall collection, was ex A17-225.