VH-CGF  (1)   Auster J/4 Archer Special                            (c/n  2361)


                                           This was the former Auster J/2 Arrow G-AIJU.  It was exported to Australia in 1950 and be-
                                           came VH-BNQ.  It crashed at Mt. Perry Queensland on 26 March 1951 when it hit a tree while
                                           taking off.  It apparently languished until it was restored in 1958 as a J/4 Archer Special registered
                                           VH-KFF, with a 90 hp Cirrus Minor 2A power plant.  This restoration also resulted in the machine
                                           initially being designated (by KSAS) as a J/4T, the "T" standing for tricycle undercarriage.  DCA
                                           (at the time) would have none of that, however, and so it was re-converted back to a taildragger.
                                           It was re-registered VH-CGF in 1962, and Geoff Goodall took the above shot of it at Perth Air-
                                           port in May of 1971.   Bob Neate's photo (below) was taken somewhat earlier in 1962 and shows
                                           its original (pseudo Cessna) scheme after its restoration.     It reverted to VH-BNQ again in 1992.