VH-ACY   (2)  Auster J/1B Aiglet                                 (c/n  2705)


                                     This Aiglet was a common site on the ramp at Launceston Airport (Western Junction) in the
                                     early-1950s.  Here it is whilst new in 1953 resplendent in a cream and red finish.       Kevin
                                     OReilly dug out the image below from the Queen Victoria Museum in lkaunceston, depicting
                                     the Auster on a beach, somewhere in Tassie.  This aircraft has been preserved and is sitting on
                                     a pedestal  (actually three poles) in the Australian National Aviation Museum at Moorabbin,
                                     just south and east of Melbourne.   For a nice shot of it as it is now, and for more about the
                                     Museum, go to: