Sunday 13 April 2008

Warm wind from the south - improves with age.

Found this lovely old fella in the back of a hangar at Whangarei on 10-03-2008.

First time I saw it was way back when Merv Halliday had it. However it succumbed to an accident and was rebuilt with a Lycoming engine. My next meetimg was on the St Clair Beach at Dunedin following a forced landing - never did look right with a Lycoming.

Fortunately following a longthy rebuild it returned to the register in January 2001 in its true and proper form. Auster J5G Autocar ZK-BDK.

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