VH-WLB  Auster J/1 Autocrat                                       (c/n  2155)


                                         This was the former VH-AYO (2), first registered in Australia (ex G-AIBT) in January
                                         1952.  It was re-registered VH-WLB in May of 1957.  Mike Vincent's photo (above,
                                         via Geoff Goodall) shows it at Bungendore, NSW in December 1973, where it was a
                                         hard worked, paint-peeling glider tug.    Withdrawn from use in 1975, it was restored
                                         fifteen years later and is now flying  from Taree, NSW           .Ken Watson provides a
                                         contemporary shot of it (below) in a nice 'Auster-style' livery.