Thruxton Jackaroo

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Role Cabin Tourer
Manufacturer Jackaroo Aircraft Limited
First flight 1957
Primary user Wiltshire School of Flying
Number built 19 conversions
Developed from de Havilland Tiger Moth
A Jackaroo entertains at Little Gransden air show
Tiger Boys Jackaroo July 2015
Tiger Boys Jackaroo Cockpit

The Thruxton Jackaroo was a 1950s British four-seat cabin biplane converted from a de Havilland Tiger Moth by Jackaroo Aircraft Limited at Thruxton Aerodrome and Rollason Aircraft and Engines Limited at Croydon Airport.


The Thruxton Jackaroo was designed as a four-seat cabin general purpose biplane. The first conversion first flew on 2 March 1957. Eighteen Tiger Moths were converted by Jackaroo Aircraft Limited between 1957 and 1959 and one aircraft was converted by Rollason's in 1960. Three aircraft were equipped with crop spraying gear. In 1963 and 1964 the Greenjackets sport-parachute club regularly used a Thruxton Jackaroo for sky-diving activities at Thruxton airfield.


Jackaroo Mk 1
Production cabin biplane with wooden canopy.
Jackaroo Mk 2
Single-seat Agricultural variant.
Jackaroo Mk 3
Production cabin monoplane with metal canopy and provision for brakes.


Data from De Havilland Aircraft since 1909[1]

General characteristics


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Related development


  1. ^ Jackson 1987, p. 311.
  • Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 3. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-10014-X. 
  • Jackson, A.J. (1987). De Havilland Aircraft since 1909 (3rd ed.). London: Putnam. ISBN 0-85177-802-X.