C/N 2068: G-AIJL, VH-AAG(2), VH-FRD(1)

admin April 19th, 2010

13/11/1946 - G-AIJL registered to Auster Aircraft Company.

27/03/1947 Sold to Arnold G Wilson Ltd, 232 Harrogate Rd, Leeds, Yorkshire.

05/06/1947 Sold to The Yorkshire Aieroplane Club, Sennestors Lodge, Sherburn in Elmet, Yorkshire (Directors Ronald Henry Braine and Arnold Wilson).

28/05/1951 – Shipped to Australia, registered as VH-AAG (the original VH-AAG was a Leopard Moth). The importer of all Austers in those days was Kingsford Smith Aviation, whose name appears under the starboard wing in the photo.

VH-AAG Auster J4 (photo: Ed Coates Australia)

01/1958 – Crashed at Liverpool, NSW.   It was rebuilt and when restoration was finally complete came back onto the register as VH-FRD.  (Photo -Greg Banfield caught it at Bankstown in July 1964 just as it re-emerged from the rebuild.


VH-FRD Auster J/4 Bankstown July 1963 (photo: Jeff Atkinson)

10/07/1966VH-FRD crashed (hitting a tree) at Cape Barren Island, off Tasmania.






























VH-FRD Auster J4 (photo: Ed Coates Australia)

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