Aircraft Photo of VH-RIE | Auster J-8L Aiglet Trainer | UK - Air Force | #35374
Registration / Serial:VH-RIE
Aircraft Original Type:Auster J-5/8
Aircraft Generic Type:Auster J-5/8 Adventurer/Aiglet Trainer/Alpine/Autocar
Aircraft Version:Auster J-8L Aiglet Trainer
C/n (msn):3151
Operator Painted:UK - Air Force
City / Airport:TemoraMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YTEM   IATA: TEM   Local: -   Other: -
Photo Date:25 April 2008
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 35374
Photo Comment

This unique aircraft was the only one of its kind ever made. Originally built as the only Blackburn-engined, aerobatic J.5K G-AMYI, 23 Feb 53. Converted to Gipsy-engined J.8L in '54 - a development of the J.5F Aiglet Trainer with centrally positioned flap lever and light alloy sheeting to the two inboard bays of the tailplane. Used as company demonstrator till '55. Sold to Australia '77 becoming VH-UYQ. Third rebuild completed the day before this shot was taken.

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