Author: Bruce A. Winley, Hardbound, 271 Pages, IDBN: 0646330802, 1st Edition, 1997 - Secondhand book in excellent order !
. . is a book of pure history It is believed to be the only attempt yet made to record the history of the de Havilland D.H.60 Moths which carried Australian registration markings and operated in Australia and its mandated territories.
This book has been written for readers in all walks of life and it is hoped that such readers will all find enjoyment and enlightenment herein.
The D.H.60 Moth was a simple little aeroplane, the first of which came to Australia in 1925. This aircraft type brought new life to a flagging aviation industry, and became so popular that, in the early 'thirties, more than half the aircraft on the Civil Register were D.H.60 Moths. The D.H.60 Moth virtually carried civil aviation in Australia through the Great Depression.
This book is the outcome of eighteen years' research by the author, Bruce Alexander Winley, who took up aviation history as a hobby just before retiring from a career as a mechanical engineer. He is a member of the Early Birds Association of Australia, the Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia, the de Ravi!land Moth Club, and an Honorary Life Member of the Aviation Historical Society of Australia.