De HAVILLAND D.H.82 TIGER MOTH
Santa Paula Airport, Santa Paula, California
I've always considered the de Havilland Tiger Moth to be the quintessential biplane -- it just looks like what a biplane should look like. So imagine my surprise the day I wandered around Santa Paula Airport with a friend of mine and he actually wangled rides in this one for us! This was my first ride in an open-cockpit aircraft, and a biplane at that.