Remarks: This aircraft was imported new into South Africa in 1947 and registered ZS-ULS, later ZS-BRE. Sold in Namibia (South West Africa then) in 1949. Last flight in about 1969. Exported to Australia and registered VH-IDH(2) on 14 September 2001. Its first post-restoration flight took place in April 2009. It was flown 600 miles in 8 3/4 hours from its base at Wedderburn, near Sydney, to the Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia's Auster Rally at Broken Hill.
Remarks: An overview of Broken Hill airport during the Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia's Auster Rally. The taxiway on which all the aircraft are parked used to be the main runway before the new runway was built. This shot shows the GA hangars and Aero Club. This photo looks more-or-less north. And, yes, it really is that red!
Remarks: This Terrier belongs to the President of the Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia and attended the Association's Auster Rally at Broken Hill. The last 'true' Auster, the Beagle Terrier was a civil conversion from the military Auster AOP.6. Only 45 Terrier 2s were built, 64 Terriers in all, so this is a fairly rare aircraft.
Remarks: The Adventurer was basically a four-seat Autocrat developed for Australia and New Zealand, using war-surplus Australian-production Gipsy Majors. This one was manufactured in 1950 and shipped to Australia engineless where Kingsford Smith Aviation Service, Sydney, fitted the engine. It was first registered on 31 July 1951. It's seen here at the Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia's Auster Rally.
Remarks: This 1973-model Skywagon was photographed taxying in from a local flight at the Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia's Auster Rally. It was registered in Australia on 25 February 2008 and was formerly N77DV.
Remarks: Attending the Antique Aeroplane Association of Australia’s Auster Rally at Broken Hill was Graeme Smith’s newly-restored Auster J.5F Aiglet Trainer VH-BYF(2). The aircraft made its first flight following a decade-long restoration to immaculate condition only a week before the event. It has an interesting pedigree, being a composite of the fuselage of the former VH-BYE and the wings of VH-SAE, which was originally registered VH-BYF(1) in 1953!