Went and had a look at my copy of Southern Cross Mustangs and found a photo of NZ2517 (now flying in the US with Kermit Weeks) that shows the mount hole. The serial number may have been left alone on the starboard side as it may not have covered the hole? 20200121_181251 by Barry Tod, on Flickr
The Auster should be recognised for what it is: a gentleman's aerial touring carriage and a nice aeroplane.
I do enjoy seeing that Texan-Harvard formation. Very cool.
Thank you to everyone who has shared their photos, it's a great glimpse at the show. One day I'll get there!
We certainly plan on having more of these shows. If you look at the Avenger thread you will see NZ2539 has this week (i.e. since the show) had its propellor fitted. Also this week (Wednesday) the team was working on resolving the hydraulic issue which prevented its intended wing swing action at the show. For the record, just on 18,500 man hours have been expended on that Avenger since its arrival on 7 July 2017.
Fine tuning of Vampire NZ5751's engine is planned.
Come the next show, the aircraft currently exhibited at Classic Flyers should be in a more advanced state. What's more there may be more aircraft by that stage.