A photograph of a Tiger Moth
which Colin Gower's partner Lyz Helliwell |arranged for him to fly in as a special 80th birthday present
Some species of tiger moth
have experienced "precipitous declines" in recent decades, while other members of the family appear to be doing extremely well, wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation said.
Tigers have experienced vastly differing fortunes in recent years as climate change has started to take its toll.
We covered Yard-ley, Stechford, Glebe Farm and Sheldon as far as Elmdon Airport, which was manned by the Fleet Air Arm, who trained pilots in Tiger Moth
At some point, he included clicking, unpalatable tiger moths
among the nightly flying snacks.
Now, after discovering new Midland links with the aviation designer, Ken is planning to bring together Tiger Moths
from around the world for a summer tribute on July 21 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the plane.
He holds a private pilot's licence and, at the time of the crash, had 915 hours' flying experience including 360 hours with Tiger Moths
A recent contributor suggested that Cardiff (Rhoose) Airport with its minor road access could increase its movements by following the lead of another UK airport in offering pleasure flights in Tiger Moths
and De Havilland Rapides.
The tiger moths
he studies make ultrasonic clicks in response to the sound of a bat's approach.
He's a little bit underinsured but he'll get quite a bit back and he's already been looking at other Tiger Moths
he's seen advertised.
Native bluebells, lesser-spotted woodpeckers, scarlet tiger moths
and spotted flycatchers dwell there too.
I used to fly Tiger Moths
, which was exhilarating, and my late husband flew Spitfires during World War II.