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Old 27th Sep 2022, 15:08
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Tiger Moth G-AOUR info request



Half a century ago I owned a Tiger Moth history book which included details of all known TMs. Alas it's long gone, I know not where. Could some kind person help with details of G-AOUR, which has a special significance in that it was the Ulster Flying Club's first aircraft in 1961?

I remember it being written off after it overturned on landing in soft ground at Newtownards about 1965, and as trainee LAE dismantling it for transport to the Ulster Transport Museum where it remains in store. It was owned by Short Bros Rochester during the late 1950s and presumably the RAF before that, but I don't even know the build number. All info gratefully received.
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Old 27th Sep 2022, 15:24
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History on `g-info` on CAA website...
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Old 27th Sep 2022, 15:26
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Plenty of information regarding previous owners by searching the G-INFO database https://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-regis...search-g-info/

Info on the accident here which gives some history of it's RAF service https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/80535
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Old 27th Sep 2022, 15:45
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Yes, have seen INFO site but c/no etc lacking. The safety site has all the info I was seeking, thanks very much. For those interested the aircraft is still in the Transport Museum store but there is little prospect of displaying it for space and cash reasons, so I would like to see it rebuilt for display in the Ulster Aviation Society museum on the former Short Stirling factory airfield at Long Kesh. This is a historic aircraft, a foundation stone for the UFC which has since trained many hundreds of pilots.
Incidentally I can recommend a visit to the UAS if you are in Northern Ireland, it's getting rave reviews which are well deserved. https://www.ulsteraviationsociety.org
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I remember visiting the Folk Museum on one of my then, fairly regular visits to Northern Ireland and seeing G-AOUR in store. Have thought it might one day emerge from the store and be restored as a "flier".... As I recollect it was a complete airframe and damage was not that extensive.

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Old 27th Sep 2022, 17:44
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Originally Posted by Geriaviator
Yes, have seen INFO site but c/no etc lacking. The safety site has all the info I was seeking, thanks very much. For those interested the aircraft is still in the Transport Museum store but there is little prospect of displaying it for space and cash reasons, so I would like to see it rebuilt for display in the Ulster Aviation Society museum on the former Short Stirling factory airfield at Long Kesh. This is a historic aircraft, a foundation stone for the UFC which has since trained many hundreds of pilots.
Incidentally I can recommend a visit to the UAS if you are in Northern Ireland, it's getting rave reviews which are well deserved. https://www.ulsteraviationsociety.org
Beware the msn (86341) quoted by G-INFO and on the header record on aviation-safety.net is incorrect (that belongs to a former Armee de l'Air Tiger, subsequently on the French civil register). G-AOUR was msn 86345, formerly NL898.
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