VH-BTI   Auster J/5R Alpine                        (c/n  3301)


                                     The Alpine was a hybrid machine based on the fuselage of the J/5L Aiglet Trainer fitted with the
                                     wings from the J/1 Autocrat.   The prototype was converted from a J/5L Aiglet Trainer. Only 10
                                     were built.    VH-BTI  (formerly G-AOGN) is seen in a hangar at Moorabbin in December of
                                     1964 in this shot by Neil Follett (image via Geoff Goodall).   Note 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
                                     VH-AOG, as seen in Ian McDonell's hangar shot at the foot of the page taken in August 2009.