de Havilland Tiger Moth DH 82A - C/N 86221
In Autumn 2000, the Malta Aviation Museum Foundation acquired Tiger Moth G-ANFW. The Museum's plan was to rebuild a set of wings with the intention of putting the aircraft back in the air again.
The steel and wood structure of the fuselage/wings and all the cockpit instrumentation were restored to airworthy condition. Vintage Fabrics Limited (a UK specialist company) visited Malta where they completed the fabric covering of the fuselage. The four wings were then exported to the Vintage Fabric's workshop in UK to be fabric covered. When the wings were completed they were returned to Malta during the fourth quarter of 2009.
On completion, the Tiger Moth was painted in a typical Royal Air Force colour scheme of the war period (Camouflaged top surfaces and trainer yellow under surfaces) and uses its original service number DE730. It is registered locally as 9H-RAF.
The aircraft was first flown at the Malta Air Show in 2010.