de Havilland DH.60G Gipsy Moth
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A HARD-WORKED "MOTH"
A WONDERFUL VETERAN.
You will, no doubt, be interested in the figures given below, which are taken from the log books of one of our machines.
This plane, a "Gipsy I Moth" (ZS-ABM), was graciously
presented to our club by that great English sportsman, Lord Wakefield of
Hythe. The actual presentation ceremony was conducted by His Excellency
the Governor General, the Earl of Athlone, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O.,
D.S.O., on behalf of Sir Charles Wakefield (as he was then), at an Air
Display given here by the South African Air Force on October 19,
Charles" was given in trust to us to be of service in promoting
air-mindedness in South Africa, and I think you will agree that she
has - here are her records:-
= 2,260.10 hr. (33 months)
Therefore, based on an average speed of
75 m.p.h., she must have flown at least 169,500 miles, but that does not
by any means represent the real value of her achievements. She has soared
aloft at the tender mercies of ab initio soloists galore - later to
be guided by them to all corners of this great sub-continent.
(Sgd.) S. S. HALSE