The Tiger Moth Club of South Africa
de Havilland DH.82A the legend lives on...
Tiger Moth Flights
Taking to the skies in a Tiger Moth has to be one of the most exhilarating modes of flight. See the world as the World War II aviators saw it, complete with leather helmet, flying goggles and hair flapping in the breeze.

Tiger Moth flights in South Africa offer the intrepid traveller a once-in-a-lifetime experience to enjoy aviation in its purest form.

Named after its British originator, Geoffrey de Havilland, the de Havilland 82 Tiger Moth first flew in 1931. Due to its tough reputation it was later used by the Royal Air Force, The South African Air Force and by other countries to train aviators who flew Spitfires during World War II.

The Tiger Moth was also used as a light bomber during the war, but later, in the era of Hemingway and the Charleston, it became more of a status symbol among the wealthy.

Sadly there aren't many beautiful old Tiger Moth biplanes to be found these days, but if you've set your heart on flying in one, there are charter pilots who man these marvellous old Lords of the Air at your pleasure.

What makes Tiger Moth flights so special is the entire experience, from leather helmet and old-fashioned goggles to an open-air cockpit, brass tube for communicating between pilot and passenger and, of course, the incredible experience of flying inverted, hanging from your safety straps - if you dare. If you're lucky you may even have a chance to take the controls, but if not, the view from the front of the plane is spectacular enough to keep you fully occupied!

Having donned your flying gear, you'll be seated in the front of the plane, with the pilot behind you. As he issues the instruction "contact", the propeller is swung manually, bringing the engine to life with a throaty roar, and in no time you'll be up and away!


Susan Prinsloo
Cell: +27 (0) 82 257-3739
Tel:  +27 (0) 11 972-7407

Classique Aviation

Scenic Flights are from Brakpan/Benoni Airfield (FABB) -26.238870, 28.302480
There are several owners and operators of this classic bi-plane that offer Tiger Moth flights. They are listed below.
Scenic flights in a vintage de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth in South Africa.

Leather helmet, old-fashioned goggles and an open-air cockpit... A fantastic experience.
The Tiger Moth Club of South Africa