The Puss Moth was a three-seat light aircraft built between 1929 and 1933. The wings could be folded for storage and it was claimed that the aircraft could fit into a domestic garage.

Scotsman Jim Mollison made the first solo east-west crossing of the Atlantic by air, and the first east-west crossing of the south Atlantic by air. Both record flights were in a Puss Moth.

This Puss Moth was flown to Australia in 1930. The flight from Croydon (England) to Darwin (Australia) took 4 weeks, 4 days and 4 hours.

Date:  1930
Mark: FB80
Crew: 1 (pilot)
Passengers: 2
Top speed: 128 mph (196 km/h)
Range: 300 miles (483 km)

de Havilland Puss Moth

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Puss Moth cockpit

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Most of our aircraft collection is on display at the National Museum of Flight, but some planes and gliders can be found in the National Museum of Scotland.
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