Tiger Moth
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The De Havilland Tiger Moth is still a popular aircraft as it  responds well to control inputs, and is fairly easy to fly for a tail-dragger. Its big "parachute" wings are very forgiving, and it stalls at a speed as slow as 25 knots with power. The Tiger Moth had been often used as a stand-in for rarer aircraft in films, sometimes having been extensively modified to outwardly resemble the aircraft it was depicting. A trio of aircraft were used in the filming of the 1962 movie Lawrence of Arabia.
It has been claimed that more people have flown themselves in Tiger Moths than in any other plane and many are operated to give pleasure flights throughout the world. It was operated by 36 countries as a military trainer.