This Moth Minor was sold to Switzerland in 1939 as HB-OMU and postwar to the USA as N94DH. It has been painted to represent the UK wartime scheme worn by some impressed RAF DH.94's. The real AV977 was c/n 94021 ex G-AFOT which was scrapped in 1944.
Delivered new to Northwest Orient as N291 0n 20.09.57. Served Transair as CF-TAY from 09.65 until 09.70 when it was registered N8852. Rose Aero Inc from 08.86 until seized in Dominica 10.87. Later HI-524CT.
Flew in Mexico for 13 years post-war as XB-QUC. Restored to US Register as N54532 in 1971. Here seen in 1987 in early WW2 (circa 1942) US Navy markings including red centre to the US National star, but as yet no side bars.