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Civilian Auster Mk.5

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The Taylorcraft Auster was a British military liaison and observation aircraft produced by the Taylorcraft Aeroplane Company during the Second World War. 

The Auster saw service with the RAF and other nations, such as Norway, Pakistan and the Netherlands. The Mk.5 was the most advanced with bad weather instrumentation and armour plating for the pilot. 

This particular model was built in 1945 and flew with the RAF as TW439, colours that it flies with again today. 

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Former Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show I’ve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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