ZK-AZF  Auster 5C                (c/n  1272)


                                                      Tied down at the end of the paddock.     This Auster was built for the RAF in 1944 as
                                                      TJ187 and was civilianized in 1948 as G-ALKI.   At the end of 1950 it was imported
                                                      into New Zealand  for a Mr. McNutti of Waipukurau.   In 1976 it underwent a restoration
                                                      and is now on display at the Ashburton Aviation Museum, looking, I might add, in much
                                                      better shape than it did in the shot above which was taken in 1953.