VH-AGM  (2)    Auster J/1F Aiglet Trainer                  (c/n  2717)


                                       In the early 1950s for whatever reason a batch of Aiglets and Aiglet Trainers were registered in
                                       the VH-AB_ thru VH-AG_ series rather than under KSAS' VH-K series.  -AGM was one of
                                       them.   Possibly these Austers were privately imported and didn't come in through the Kingsford
                                       Smith agency at Bankstown.  Anyway, Geoff Goodall took the above shot at Moorabbin in May
                                       of 1967.   VH-AGM was written off when it crashed into trees after takeoff Moorooduc, Victoria
                                      on 9 September 1971.     In 1954 it took part in the Redex Air Trial, flown by its owner Mr. W.A.
                                      Murrell of Hillston NSW, who on completion of the trial back at Sydney was declared the overall
                                      winner of the 22 entrants.    Bob Neate's shot of it wearing its Redex titling is seen below, and was
                                      taken at Wagga in August 1964.