One of Christopher Reeve’s many passions was flying and here we see Christopher Reeve presenting the story of the Tiger Moth.
“Designed as an aircraft for the man in the street to buy and fly, Geoffrey de Havilland’s extraordinary assemblage of wood, wire and tube is arguably the most loved and legendary aeroplane of the twentieth century. First built almost 70 years ago and flown by Amy Johnson on her epic flight to Australia, more than 400 of these extraordinary biplanes are still flying the world today. Geoffrey de Havilland developed more than 20 planes; the Tiger Moth being just one. During its long life the Tiger, originally a training aircraft which trained thousands of pilots for World War II, has been used as a taxi, ambulance and crop sprayer; roles which it continues to fulfil thoughout the world. This programme describes the history and characteristics of the Tiger Moth including superb archive footage and interviews with many of the men and women who have flown and loved the aircraft – including HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. It also contains some exciting recent colour film of the Tiger Moths still flying, some after sixty years. This DVD, made before his accident, is presented by the late Christopher Reeve, who was also an enthusiastic Tiger pilot. Includes rarely seen archive footage from: ITN, Visnews, British Aerospace, British Pathe News, De Havilland Museum, Imperial War Museum and the RSF Museum, Hendon.”