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Auster Aircraft - Nearly all you wanted to know

Auster Aircraft "Nearly all you wanted to know" - compiled by Mike Preston and Mick Ames

The first book by the International Auster Clubs Heritage Group attempts to show the versatility of the Auster aeroplane, since its early licence days until the “take-over” and final demise.

A4 Format with 116 Pages and 363 Photographs. Compiled from recorded interviews, this magnificently illustrated publication recalls the manufacture and achievements of the Auster aeroplanes by the people who made them at Thurmaston, Syston and Rearsby, the ‘Home of the Auster’. Covering the period 1939 until 1968, the year the Auster name disappeared, this book is a must for every Auster owner, operator and enthusiast alike.

This book is a must for aficionados of the Auster. It is available for free download in PDF format. (download size 91M).

 

A printed version of this book is available from the Auster Clubs sales section.

History of the Auster Aeroplane

The History of the Auster Aeroplane

We are pleased to be able to announce the long awaited re-printing of “The History of the Auster Aeroplane” (Third edition - September 2006). It was launched at Ambrose’s hundredth birthday party.

It is now in A4 format and has been expanded to 160 pages. It also includes over 360 photographs, many never printed before.

‘The History of the Auster Aeroplane’ was first published by the International Auster Pilot Club in 1979. This completely revised edition has been produced in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the first flight of the Taylorcraft Plus C on the 3rd of May 1939. Ambrose Hitchman has reviewed and enhanced the original text and additional material has been included to reflect the part played by the Auster in the development of post-war aviation in other parts of the world. It was a proud claim of Auster Aircraft Ltd. that their aircraft were exported to over 70 countries throughout the world.

It is available for free download in PDF format. (download size 121M).

A printed version of this book is available from the Auster Clubs sales section.

Austers - Not Just for Fun

Austers "Not Just for Fun"

Third Auster Book published to compliment the two previous publications. - Compiled by Mick Ames and Mike Preston

The third book by the International Auster Clubs Heritage Group attempts to show the versatility of the Auster aeroplane, since its early licence days until the “take-over” and final demise.

This book unlike the previous two publications, is not intended to be a history. It attempts to show pictorially, the aeroplanes versatility over the years of manufacture, as viewed by both the makers and operators.

This book includes a compilation of special purpose items for Military, Commercial and Private light plane use: Namely the AUSTER.

It is available for free download in PDF format. (download size 93M).

HR144T

Auster Model B9 to specification HR 144T

The Helicopter described in this Brochure has been designed in the Auster tradition of simplicity and safety. As far as possible this design study is presented in the standard manner required by Technical Procedure Requirements, but it is inevitable that complete justification for many of the statements made cannot be included in the Brochure. This is particularly true of matters relating to the dynamic and aerodynamic design, where much is based upon original and as yet unpublished research work by members of the design team. Should amplification of such points be required, the information will be supplied on request to the Company.

In order to benefit from latest American developments before undertaking the design, visits were made to Hiller Helicopters, Inc., The American Helicopter Company, Inc. and Cessna Aircraft Company, Inc. in the United States by the Company's Chief Designer. The figures quoted to him are presented in a section devoted to the Power Unit. It should be noted that all the companies visited were unanimous in dismissing the pulsejet as impractical and inefficient in the present stage of development. In particular this was the opinion of the Chief Engineer of a Company developing pulse jet helicopters under contract the United States Government. This information confirmed the results of our own investigations and justifies the use of the ramjet in the present design.

It is available for free download in PDF format. (download size 6.9M).

The Auster Story

The Auster Story

A brief history of the Auster Aircraft company

It is available for free download in PDF format. (download size 6.8M).

Albert Codling career profile

Albert Codling - a biography

Career profile

CHIEF INSPECTOR - Taylorcraft Aeroplanes (England) Ltd., Auster Aircraft Ltd. Beagle Aircraft Ltd.1939 TO 1968

It is available for free download in PDF format. (download size 9.8M).

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