The RAF or Royal Air Force continued to use the Tiger Moth up until the period of 1952 at which point other surplus aircraft joined into the civil operation space.
Initially the De Havilland brothers developed the Moth biplane relative to its ease of flying, price tag in terms of cost and maintenance and its size. The concept was to design to be small to maximize hanger space. The Tiger Moth is very attractive in terms of training purposes as a tailwheel biplane and for its aerobatic capabilities.
This plane is still in use today by companies who offer flying lessons. In 1975 a group of Tiger Moth enthusiasts formed the de Havilland Moth Club which offers information, technical support with a focus on an very organized owners association relative Tiger Moth owners of this great biplane. The Tiger Moth
is also the name of a toy plane made for Thomas & Friends and serves a a fictitious character aircraft on the island of Sodor.