DH.80A Puss Moth

DH.80A Puss Moth

Originally known as the DH.80 Moth Three, the aircraft was first flown from Stag Lane Aerodrome by Captain Geoffrey de Havilland on 9 September 1929 and went into production in a much modified form as the DH.80A Puss Moth. The new aircraft caused much interest and excitement in aviation circles as the Puss Moth revolutionised light aeroplane flying with its enclosed cabin for two (occasional three) people and a speed and range not previously available to private owners. The type was ideally suited to the needs of the long-distance record breakers. In addition to home-production pre-war, the Puss Moth was also assembled in Australia and Canada.