Auster J/2 Special
regular J/2 Arrow G-AJRL, this Auster was imported in 1950 as
VH-BYZ. It had its
original 75 hp Continental C75-12
engine swapped out for a 108 hp Lycoming O-235-C1
enclosed in a cowl.
In 1959 it was re-registered VH-RQM and became
1963. The two shots here are from the Geoff Goodall collection.
In the upper one, taken
in October 1967 by Peter Limon it is sporting a Piper-style maroon and
scheme, making it look like
of side-by-side seating PA-11. The shot below, by Mike
Vincent, was taken some years later in December 1976
at Colac, Victoria by which time it was
in a plain silver
finish. At some point in time (fairly
recently) it has reverted back to VH-BYZ.,
is current as such.