Saturday 6 November 2021

Austers at West Melton's 50th Anniversary

A slightly delayed 50th Anniversary of the West Melton Airfield was held today.
Aaron Murphy has kindly provided the following Auster images.

The Charlie Draper Auster J1B Aiglet ZK-AYU (c/n 2730).
This has been on the register since May of 1952.

The Vincent Family Auster Syndicates Auster 5C ZK-AZF (c/n 1272) was the Vickers Armstrong staff aircraft in the UK from 1945.
It reached NZ in late 1951.

The Greg MacDonald Auster 5D ZK-BGU (c/n 1757)  an ex RAF example was registered in NZ in April 1955.