Off Season Adventure! – Tiger Moth Flying Over Pebble Beach

Posted on Feb 5, 2015

Off Season Adventure!  – Tiger Moth Flying Over Pebble Beach

MATTJOLLEY.COM – The air show off season is in full swing and Matt spent a week flying the California coastline with flying buddy Mike Porter. The adventure took place in a 1940 deHavilland Tiger Moth that once served with the Royal Australian Air Force.

Be sure and follow the full story at Warbird Radio.com. Inside you’ll find thousands of hours of programing about vintage military aircraft from all over the world.  As for the 2015 air show season, Matt’s schedule will be published later this month.

 

Here are a few pictures from the adventure!

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1940 DH-82A (Australian Tiger Moth)

General characteristics
Crew: two, student & instructor
Length: 23 ft 11 in (7.34 m)
Wingspan: 29 ft 4 in (8.94 m)
Height: 8 ft 9 in (2.68 m)
Wing area: 239 ft² (22.2 m²)
Empty weight: 1,115 lb (506 kg)
Loaded weight: 1,825 lb (828 kg)
Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Major I inverted 4-cylinder inline, 130 hp (100 kW)

Performance
Maximum speed: 109 mph at 1,000 ft (97 kts, 175 km/h at 300 m)
Cruise speed: 67 mph (59 kts)
Range: 302 miles (250 nm, 486 km)
Service ceiling: 13,600 ft (4,145 m)
Rate of climb: 673 ft/min (205 m/min)