training aircraft, taking off and landing from the airfield, were a constant sight during the war years.
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.
Public sightings of tiger moths
will be gathered to help conservationists assess the effects of climate change on these moths.
At some point, he included clicking, unpalatable tiger moths
among the nightly flying snacks.
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
AIR accident investigators have concluded that equipment failure led to a war-time Tiger Moth
crashing into a north Warwickshire field after aerobatic man-oeuvres.
can cost up to pounds 45,000 to buy, but, if you get together in a syndicate, it ends up costing no more than buying a car.
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.
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.
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.