Aircraft Photo of VH-PCY | Auster J-1N Alpha | #47434
Registration / Serial:VH-PCY
Aircraft Original Type:Auster J-1
Aircraft Generic Type:Auster J-1 Autocrat/Alpha/Aiglet/Workmaster
Aircraft Version:Auster J-1N Alpha
C/n (msn):3377
City / Airport:Swan HillMap
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSWH   IATA: SWH   Local: YSWH   Other: -
Photo Date:23 April 2005
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 47434
Photo Comment

Unlike most Australian Austers, this one is a fairly recent import. It was built in 1957 and initially was used as a crop sprayer with the identity G-APCY. In 1961 it went to Nigeria as VR-NDQ, immediately changed to 5N-ACX due to independence. Returned to the UK 1962 and with Airlines Flying Club, Blackbushe, 66-68 where it acquired the British Eagle colours that it still wears. Crashed in Thailand '75 on attempted ferry to Australia. Rebuilt and became VH-PCY.

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