de Havilland DH.82C Tiger Moth

Designed in England in 1931, the Tiger Moth was the primary trainer for the RCAF and all other Commonwealth countries through the Second World War. The Canadian version had a more powerful engine, enclosed and heated cockpit, brakes, tail wheel and the ability to operate on skis.

  • Wingspan: 8.94 m
  • Length: 7.29 m
  • Powerplant: 1 x de Havilland Gipsy Major 1C 4-cyl. inline (104 kW)
  • Maximum Speed: 177 km/h
  • Cruise Speed: 108 km/h
  • Range: 486 km


Excerpt from Alberta Aviation Museum – 30 Years of Progress

Norman Reid bought the [museum’s] Tiger Moth in 1996. Having trained on the Tiger Moth before serving as a navigator on RAF Wellington bombers during the Second World War, Reid longed to fly again. With Reid navigating and fellow veteran Ray Scott flying, the two completed a 4400km journey across Canada that same year. After flying it for another ten years, Reid donated it to the Alberta Aviation Museum in 2006, returning it to its first home in Edmonton.


You can learn more about this aircraft by purchasing a copy of our 30th Anniversary Souvenir Book or by visiting the museum today!


de Havilland DH82C Tiger Moth exhibit. Aircraft Identification Number: C-GDWI

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