In association with the International Auster Club, the Museum of Army Flying and the Army Air Corps, Threshold.aero is returning to Middle Wallop to celebrate another former AAC type; the venerable Taylorcraft Auster. Bigger and better than before, the event will span the weekend of 7-8 April 2018.
2018 marks the 80th anniversary of Taylorcraft Aeroplanes (England) Ltd, the builders of the iconic Auster air observation post (AOP) aircraft. A derivative of the Taylor (now Piper) Cub, more than 1,600 Austers were produced during WWII and the type’s success continued post-war with production of the AOP.9 ceasing in 1961.
The Official Auster 80th Anniversary Fly-In will be open to the public from 9am on both Saturday and Sunday and closing at approximately 3.30pm, with free parking available in the field to the west of the A343, directly opposite the Museum of Army Flying.
The car park will open at 8am on both days and close at 5pm.
Further information is available on the event website at www.auster80.co.uk