VH-BTI Auster J/5R Alpine
The Alpine was a hybrid machine based on the
fuselage of the J/5L Aiglet Trainer fitted with the
from the J/1 Autocrat. The prototype was converted from a J/5L
Aiglet Trainer. Only 10
built. VH-BTI (formerly G-AOGN) is seen in a hangar
at Moorabbin in December of
this shot by Neil Follett (image via Geoff Goodall).
Fairchild Argus VH-EMP in
the rear. Greg Banfield saw
-BTI at Berwick, Victoria in December 1973 (immediately below).
In mid 2009 c/n 3301 was under restoration in
Redcliffe, Queensland. It will re-emerge as
as seen in Ian McDonell's hangar shot at the foot of the page taken in