Auster Aiglet Trainer

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J/5 Aiglet Trainer
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Role Aerobatic trainer/tourer
Manufacturer Auster Aircraft Limited
First flight 1951
Primary users private pilot owners
Pakistan Air Force
Produced 1951-1958
Number built 77
Developed from Auster J/5 Autocar
Variants Auster J/5R Alpine

The Auster J/5 Aiglet Trainer was a 1950s British single-engined four-seat high-wing training and touring monoplane built by Auster Aircraft Limited at Rearsby, Leicestershire.

History[edit]

Despite its name, the aircraft type had nothing to do with the Auster J/1B Aiglet, it being an aerobatic development of the Auster J/5 Autocar.

The Aiglet Trainer was based on the J/5 fuselage with new wings and stressed for aerobatics. The prototype first flew on 2 June 1951.

Most Aiglet Trainers were bought by private pilots and flying clubs, but 15 went to the Pakistan Air Force, 14 to the Iran Civil Aviation Club and two to the Lebanese Air Force.[1]

Variants[edit]

The sole J/8L Aiglet Trainer had an enlarged fin and rudder. Leeds (Yeadon) Airport May 1955

Operators[edit]

 Jordan

 Lebanon
 Pakistan

Specifications (J/5F)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1955–56[4]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2 or 3
  • Length: 23 ft 2 12 in (7.074 m)
  • Wingspan: 32 ft 0 in (9.75 m)
  • Height: 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m)
  • Wing area: 164 sq ft (15.2 m2) [5]
  • Empty weight: 1,323 lb (600 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 2,200 lb (998 kg) (three seater)
  • Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Major 1 4-cylinder inline engine, 130 hp (97 kW)

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 127 mph (204 km/h; 110 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 110 mph (177 km/h; 96 kn)
  • Stall speed: 29 mph (47 km/h; 25 kn) full flaps, engine off
  • Range: 275 mi (239 nmi; 443 km)
  • Service ceiling: 12,500 ft (3,800 m) [5]
  • Rate of climb: 705 ft/min (3.58 m/s)

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Ellison, 1966, pp. 61-64
  2. ^ Flight 13 May 1955, p. 648.
  3. ^ a b Ellison 1965, pp. 47-50
  4. ^ Bridgman 1955, p. 51.
  5. ^ a b Jackson 1974, p. 81.
Bibliography
  • Bridgman, Leonard (1955). Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1955–56. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company.
  • Ellison, N.H. (1965). Auster Aircraft - Aircraft Production List. N.H. Ellison for Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd.
  • Ellison, N.H. (1966). Auster Aircraft. Air-Britain (Historians) Ltd. ASIN B0041OQAEG.
  • Hitchman, Ambrose (1989). The History of the Auster Aeroplane. International Auster Pilot Club. ASIN B0019BV2YM.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft (Part Work 1982-1985). Orbis Publishing.
  • Jackson, A.J. (1974). British Civil Aircraft since 1919 Volume 1. London: Putnam. ISBN 0-370-10006-9.
  • "The World's Air Forces: Their Composition, Duties and Aircraft". Flight. Vol. 67 no. 2416. 13 May 1955. pp. 615–668.

External links[edit]

Media related to Auster Aiglet Trainer at Wikimedia Commons