The De Havilland Tiger Moth is one of the most ubiquitous open cockpit by-planes still flying today, second only to the Stearman. Built beginning in 1931, it was the primary trainer for all Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane pilots in WWII. It is easy to fly but challenging to fly well! It offers a unique VFR flying experienced that simply cannot be equaled by any other airplane. It’s fully aerobatic and just a blast to fly. I flew one for many years but as an “old guy” who can no longer pass a flight medical, I would love to fly one again in X-Plane. There are over a thousand aging Tiger Moth pilots out there who I’m sure would jump at the chance, not to mention all the antique aircraft enthusiasts.
There was a Tiger Moth add on available for X-Plane 8.0 or 8.1 produced by Ants Aircraft. Details can easily be found via Google. Possibly this code could be modified for the upcoming native mode VR version of X-Plane. With the fantastic visibility from the rear cockpit of the Tiger Moth, the views would be mind blowing in VR with the Oculus Rift or the Vine.
To all pilots - if you haven’t experienced flight, and particularly aerobatics, in an open cockpit bi-plane, you really haven’t flown. (I used to fly Citation and Hawker business jets occasionally in actual flight and flying my Tiger Moth was infinitely more fun.)