Auster J/5G Cirrus Autocar (c/n 2955)
This was the version of the Autocar with the Blackburn
Cirrus Major 3 engine. Note rather ugly
-BYD was first registered to KSAS at Bankstown in December 1953, where
my shot was taken when the
aircraft was brand new. It was sold the following March to A.M.
and M.G. Cavanagh of
Puckawidgee Station, Conargo, NSW (near Deniliquin). After a 26
tenure on the farm it was
acquired by Joe Drage in 1980 and exhibited in his Airworld Museum
When that facility closed the aircraft was sold to Femapine Pty Ltd of
Lavington, Vic. The aircraft is
currently owned by L. Brown of Epsom (actually Bendigo) and
is (early 2008) in the
process of being rebuilt.