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Multiple 80th birthdays at Moth Rally
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 00:00
Multiple 80th birthdays at Moth Rally. Via Stuart McKay
The 80th birthday of the DH.87 Hornet Moth and the DH.89 Dragon Rapide will be celebrated at The de Havilland Moth Club 29th International Moth Rally at Woburn Abbey on August 16/17. Visiting Moths will fly in from Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Ireland, and the world’s oldest airworthy Moth aircraft, DH.60 G-EBLV, will be the centrepiece in a Heritage Exhibition site sponsored by BAE Systems.
The event will also commemorate the 24 hour endurance flight by de Havilland test pilot Hubert Broad, who left Stag Lane Aerodrome at 5.30pm on August 16 1928 and landed back at 5.30pm the following day.
Celebrating her 80th birthday will be DH.60 GIII Moth Major HB-UPE, owned by the Groupement des Avions Historique at Lausanne, Switzerland. Pilot of HB-UPE, Vincent Seguin says “In my opinion there is no better way to honour this fantastic aeroplane than to land on Woburn’s green runway.” The Irish Historic Flight, comprising DH.84 Dragon EI-ABI Iolar and two former Irish Air Corps D.H.C. Chipmunks will be displaying during the weekend; as will the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight with a Spitfire, Hurricane and the Lancaster, PA474. The Club’s Tiger Nine formation display team will also fly, and the display on Sunday afternoon will also feature invited aircraft from the Miles stable.