For the DH Enthusiast

Services

In association with de Havilland Support Ltd., The de Havilland Moth Club offers an advisory service on all matters concerning its primary interests:

  • Perpetuation of the Moth marque
  • Maintenance and safe operation of the marque
  • Education and training of pilots and engineers
  • Provision of technical data, manuals and drawings
  • Historical reference and research
  • Provision of lecturers and lecture material
  • Sourcing and provision of original manufacture spare parts
  • Remanufacture of ‘out-of-stock’ parts
  • Valuation service for aircraft sale/purchase/insurance
  • Aircraft location service for prospective owners

The Moth Forum

Held in Great Britain at the beginning of the year, the 'Moth Forum' is followed at the beginning of the European flying season by the 'Moth Flying Forum' and the two events have developed into a centre of learning covering all aspects of Moth purchase, ownership, maintenance, operation, repair, upgrading and pilot protocol/airmanship.

Moth Forum attendees receive lectures from acknowledged experts and at the Moth Flying Forum are invited to participate in flying demonstrations including individual tuition in aerobatics, all standards, formation flying, short field and crosswind operations and individual tuition as required.

The Moth Forums are specifically designed for the new owner, prospective owner or low time Moth pilot, although long-time owners and experienced pilots are always welcome to attend to take the opportunity to brush up or learn more. There is always something new.

Charity Flying

At a date near mid to late summer, pilots and Moth aircraft, and additional invited types, make themselves available to fly air experience rides for members of the public. The activity is operated under guidelines issued by the Civil Aviation Authority and additional rules defined in the Club’s Charity Flying Operations Manual. Generated funds are donated to a number of charities and good causes. All owners, pilots, groundcrew, chaperones and administrators volunteer their aeroplanes and services free of charge.

The Tiger 9 Aeronautical Display Team

Although the de Havilland Moth Club’s Tiger 9 display routine is flown by nine Tiger Moths, the Team actually has more than a dozen active members, all high time and experienced Tiger Moth pilots who declare themselves available for a limited number of air show outings per season. The Team is not commercially funded and all members are volunteers.

New team members are always welcome but must be in a position to provide their own aeroplane and be prepared to attend the pre-season practice sessions which are usually held during weekends at a private aerodrome in Wiltshire.

Membership Eligibility

One does not have to be an owner, pilot or engineer to be a member of the de Havilland Moth Club. Membership is open to anybody interested in the maintenance and safe continued operation of all de Havilland aircraft, especially those covered by the Club’s Representative Types list: