VH-AAE  Auster J/1B Aiglet   (c/n  2680)


                               From the Phil Vabre collection comes this nice shot of  VH-AAE at  the Antique Aeroplane
                               Association of Australia (AAAA) Fly-in at Narrandera in 2006.  The aircraft had flown all
                               the way from Mackay to attend.  VH-AAE was originally imported in 1951.   The two shots
                               from the Geoff Goodall collection below shot it (upper) at Jandakot in 1972, still bearing its
                               original KSAS/Auster-style livery and (lower) at Narrogin, WA in 1974 when it was used as
                               a glider tug (note tail hook).  Geoff advises that the precious gliders were always hangared,
                               whilst poor old -AAE was left out in the open!   Clearly it didn't do it any harm, judging by
                               the heading photo.