It certainly was a great weekend - the variety of aircraft was amazing - doing the landing fee return, I found that surprisingly, only 3 Cessnas were amongst the 81 aircraft - says something about the variety!
If it was supposed to be easy. everyone would be doing it...
Nice shots Errol. That photo of J5Q Auster BLW is interesting. The J5Q Alpine(only 4 built, 2 for UK one for NZ and one for Australia) was originally a 130hp Gipsy powered version of the J5L Alpine(only 10 built?). The J5L had a Gipsy 10-2 of 145hp(something which really helped an Auster!!). The fuselage is the same as mine but they put the standard wings on. BLW now has a Lycoming installed but is pretty rare as the Australian one crashed in the mid 60s and a search of a database for UK regos only called up one J5Q in the UK. There are certainly a wide variety of homebuilt and production aircraft in that line up, nice to see light aviation is still alive and well!
The Auster should be recognised for what it is: a gentleman's aerial touring carriage and a nice aeroplane.