The four seat J5s were named
Autocrat in the U.K.and Adventurer in Australia. VH-KSK originally
Gibbes Sepik Airways in New Guinea when new.
It returned to Australia in 1955 and had
until 1975 when its C of R was not renewed. It was
again in 1982
purchased by Alan Parise at RAAF Point Cook in
1988 who completed its restoration The
photo is via the CAHS archives, and shows the aircraft in full Auster
factory livery. The shot
below, by Geoff Goodall was taken at Griffith, NSW in July, 1967.
recently the aircraft
appears to be
under yet another rebuild in North Queensland where it is owned by John
It is still
currently registered, but its airworthiness status is