Aircraft Photo of VH-WKY | Auster J-5F Aiglet Trainer | AirHistory.net #43154
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-WKY
Aircraft Original Type:Auster J-5/8
Aircraft Generic Type:Auster J-5/8 Adventurer/Aiglet Trainer/Alpine/Autocar
Aircraft Version:Auster J-5F Aiglet Trainer
C/n (msn):2784
Location
City / Airport:Kyabram - IdlewildMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: YKYB   Other: -
Event:Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia Auster Rally 2010
 
Photo Date:24 October 2010
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 43154
Photo Comment

This Aiglet Trainer, an aerobatic Auster variant, was initially registered G-AMTE on 24 May 52 to Airways Aero Associations of Brentford, Middx. First production test flight on 26 Sept 52. Suffered numerous accidents in the hands of various owners until exported to Australia in 1978. Registered as VH-WKY on 24 Feb 81 but never held a CofA. After passing through several hands and a loooooong restoration it first flew on 23 April 09. Seen here at the AAAA Auster Rally.

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