That photo was taken on the way back to Geneseo after a day-trip to Elmira. Robin had abandoned me for a ride in an open-cockpit biplane that had 2 joysticks (...sigh...), and a photographer had taken the seat. I believe he was trying to slide the windows out of the way so he could take pictures of the other planes. I was swarmed by airborne cameras that day because it was their first chance to photograph a Fox Moth in North America for many years. (I felt like a B-17 at Schweinfurt -- by the time I landed I had a sore neck.)
Recently I took the Fairchild to Watt Martin's strip near Orangeville, Ontario, to lend a hand erecting the wings on the ECAF Tiger Moth. The setting was about as rural as you could get.
And there she stood, C-GSTP, the only A-model Tiger Moth still operating with a tailskid and no brakes in Canada.
She's had a major repair and engine overhaul after last year's engine failure (an intake valve seat crept out and jammed the valve just after takeoff, causing a total engine cutout, and the only field ahead grew 7ft-tall corn).
We had four bodies on hand, plus Watt's eminence to confirm who-goes-where-when, and got right to work. Here we are holding the right top wing up while hanging the struts. (The man on the red ladder is Stan V, the man who repaired and recovered and painted the airplane over the winter, and who is also my engineer for the Fairchild.)