VH-KBT Auster J/5B Autocar
The Bob Neate collection photo above shows
-KBT at Bankstown in 1960, after it had been
from WA where it had been based since new in 1951 as a fish spotter for
Perth, operating from the fishing ports of Albany. It
was traded in on the Cessna 182C
VH-ROD, and the
Auster went to a private owner at Eranango, Qld in April 1960.
It is seen
in a dark paint
scheme with the name "Astra"
on the cowling In Geoff Goodall's shot below
it is seen
in a more conventional Auster scheme basking
in the autumn sun at Whyalla, SA in May
Although it appears to have been in several accidents from time to
time, it is still current
and is now
registered to Paul Wheeler in Queensland.