Aircraft Information
(Open Cockpit, biplanes)

Step back in time and fly in one Tiger Moth World’s authentic open cockpit, WWII vintage biplanes. Below is a list of biplanes currently on display at Tiger Moth World.

Boeing Stearman

1930’s vintage open
cockpit biplane

Originally designed as a military trainer and aerobatic aircraft.

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: One passenger
  • Length: 24ft 9in (7.54m)
  • Wingspan: 32ft 2in (9.81m)
  • Height: 9ft 8in (3m)
  • Empty weight: 1,931lb (878kg)
  • Engine:Continental W670-6N. 7-cylinder four-cycle air cooled radial engine, 220hp (164kw)
  • Cruise speed: 83kts (155kph)

Tiger Moth (DH82A)

1930’s vintage open
cockpit biplane

Designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and others as a primary trainer. More information can be found online at

  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: One passenger
  • Length: 23ft 11in (7.34m)
  • Wingspan: 29ft 4in (8.94m)
  • Height: 8ft 9in (2.68m)
  • Empty weight: 1,115lb (506kg)
  • Engine: Gipsy Major I. 6.1L inverted 4-cylinder inline piston engine, 130hp (100kW)
  • Cruise speed: 80kts (148kph)

Tiger Moth World is famous for operating vintage open cockpit biplanes.  Over our past 30+ years, we’ve operated several different types of biplanes.  Below are some of the planes that we have operated in the past.  Some of these planes have been relocated overseas, some interstate.

Super Tiger

1930’s vintage open
cockpit biplane

Our affectionately called “Super Tiger” was in fact a Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 designed in the late 1920s by the Great Lakes Aircraft Company.  In 2011 WACO Aircraft began the process of bringing the Great Lakes back into production with the first new one completed in 2013.  The aircraft had not been produced since 1980.  The new updated version of the Great Lakes can be purchased from Waco Aircraft in USA a starting price of US$269,250.

More information can be found at


  • Crew: One pilot
  • Capacity: One passenger
  • Length: 20ft 4in (6.20m)
  • Wingspan: 26ft 8 in (8.13m)
  • Height: 7ft 4in (2.24m)
  • Empty weight: 1,230lb (558kg)
  • Engine: Lycoming IO-360. 5.9L 4-cylinder horizontally opposed piston engine, 180hp (134kW)
  • Cruise speed: 85kts (157kph)

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