VH-BOJ (2) Auster J/1
This ancient Autocrat was
built in 1946 as G-AGXD. It was exported to Australia in
VH-DDY. It was re-registered VH-RQJ in 1959 and
re-identified again in 1961 to VH-BOJ(2).
Following a landing accident at Archerfield in August 1973, it was
cancelled from the register.
Then to several rebuilders. Acquired from Toowoomba area by
Scone aircraft engineer Neville
Partridge who rebuilt it at Scone with a Lycoming and at the same time
had its glazing area
reworked so that its final
appearance made it look for all the
world like a Piper PA-12.
actually. . Bob Livingston's
(above, via Geoff Goodall) was taken at Archer-
field in August 1966 when the
aircraft sported a yellow and white paint scheme. Sold on to Peter
Blake of Scone, it was reregistered VH-YUT, and kindly rolled out for
the photograph taken
below by Russell Legg at Scone is April 2017. . It has not yet flown,
waiting for some instrument-
ation to be completed .