Aircraft Photo of VH-BYW | Auster J-5R Alpine | #44206
Registration / Serial:VH-BYW
Aircraft Original Type:Auster J-5/8
Aircraft Generic Type:Auster J-5/8 Adventurer/Aiglet Trainer/Alpine/Autocar
Aircraft Version:Auster J-5R Alpine
C/n (msn):3136
City / Airport:EchucaMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YECH   IATA: ECH   Local: YECH   Other: -
Event:Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia National Fly-in 2009
Photo Date:25 April 2009
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 44206
Photo Comment

This aircraft has an interesting history: registered as a J.5P Autocar, it is clearly not one! It was built as a J.5L Aiglet Trainer (short, aerobatic wings; 145 hp Gipsy Major 10) for agents KSAS and shipped, engineless to Australia. Registered VH-BYW 20 September 1955. Type changed to J.5R Alpine on 7 Oct 1966 following fitting of longer-span, ex-Autocar wings. Somehow this changed to J.5P on the Register! Currently based at Moorabbin & seen here at the Antique Aeroplane Assoc. of Aust's National Fly-in

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