Tiger Moth ZK-BFH
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Details & Charges for Aircraft at present flying at Mandeville.
All these aircraft were designed and manufactured by de Havillands (an English company).
Tiger Moth = 2 seat open cockpit Bi-plane i.e. one passenger, one pilot - built as a trainer in 1930's. Still a very popular aircraft to own and fly.
10 minutes = $95.00
20 minutes = $160.00
30 minutes = $220.00
Fox Moth = Small cabin Bi-plane carries 2 – 3 passengers. Pilot sits outside behind cabin. These aircraft were used a lot in early aviation in NZ especially on the West Coast of South Island. Built from mid 1930's
10 minutes = $55.00 each for 2 passengers or $45 each for 3 passengers
20 minutes = $110.00 each for 2 passengers or $90 each for 3 passengers
30 minutes = $160.00 each for 2 passengers or $130 each for 3 passengers
Dragonfly = Medium cabin – 4 seats plus pilot, also a bi-plane of the same area. This was an early effort at the “Corporate type aircraft”, i.e it was designed for the business men of the day. Now there are only 2 of this model left flying in the world, the other is in the UK .
10 minutes = $60.00 each for 3 passengers or $50.00 each for 4 passengers
20 minutes = $95.00 each for 3 passengers or $80.00 each for 4 passengers
30 minutes = $140.00 each for 3 passengers or $110.00 each for 4 passengers
Dominic/Rapide = Larger cabin, up to 8 seat bi-plane. These Aircraft flew in NZ for NAC (before Air NZ ) on the main Intercity routes, i.e Christchurch - Dunedin, Auckland – Wellington. The also played a large part in developing early. Tourist air travel in Scenic areas.
10 minutes = $60.00 for 6 plus passengers
20 minutes = $95.00 for 6 plus passengers
30 minutes = $120.00 for 6 plus passengers
Below are photos of a filming trip to Big Bay, Milford Sound, Haast and the West Coast of New Zealand.
The de Havilland Fox Moth (DH83) and Dominie (DH89B) at home on the beach at Big Bay.
Gerald Grocott at Mandeville after his first flight in his de Havilland Fox Moth ZK-ADI prior to the trip.
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Last updated: October 21st, 2008