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Sun, 13 Aug


The Promenade, Withernsea HU19, UK

WW2 Tiger Moth Display with Nick Lee

Nick Lee's aerial display in a 1939 Tiger Moth

WW2 Tiger Moth Display with Nick Lee
WW2 Tiger Moth Display with Nick Lee

Time & Location

13 Aug 2023, 13:00 – 13:30

The Promenade, Withernsea HU19, UK

About the event

The aircraft:

A 1939 Tiger Moth, built for the RAF as N9372, the markings that it wears today. The Tiger Moth was the primary trainer for the majority of pilots during WW2. This aircraft served with the RAF until 1953, when it was sold into civilian hands. Between 1955 and 1969 it operated in France, before returning to the UK with various owners until it was purchased by its current owner in September of last year. It is currently based at Breighton Aerodrome, near Selby. Breighton was an RAF bomber base during WW2 with squadrons based there operating Wellingtons, Lancasters and Halifax.

The pilot:

Nick Lee, 66 years old, has been flying since he was 19 when he joined the RAF. Having trained on the Jet Provost, Gnat and Hunter he then went on to operational tours on the Nimrod and as a Flying Instructor on the Jet Provost. He flew from Ascension Island during the Falklands War in 1982. On leaving the RAF in 1989 he joined Cathay Pacific Airways and was based in Hong Kong on the Boeing 747 from 1989 until 2002. He then joined Nippon cargo Airlines on the B747 and continued to fly with them until last year when he reached the mandatory retirement age for airline pilots of 65. He has a love of vintage aircraft and owns a Miles Messenger based at Breighton, where he now instructs on light aircraft. He has over 21000 hours flying on over fifty types of aircraft.

Flying The Tiger Moth

This Tiger Moth is available for both flying experience flights and flying training at Breighton. Information on experience flights is available at and training information is via the York Flying School website

It may also be possible to have the aircraft display at an event, as it is today.

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