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Auster Alpine

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J/5 Alpine
Auster J/5R Alpine at Wellesbourne Mountford airfield in June 1996
Role Trainer/tourer
Manufacturer Auster Aircraft Limited
Number built 10
Developed from Auster J/5 Aiglet Trainer

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


The Alpine was a hybrid aircraft based on the fuselage of the J/5 Aiglet Trainer fitted with the wings from the J-1 Autocrat. The prototype was converted from a Auster J-5L Aiglet Trainer.


Auster J/5Q Alpine at PFA Rally at Cranfield airfield, Bedfordshire, in July 1989
Auster J/5Q Alpine at PFA Rally at Cranfield airfield, Bedfordshire, in July 1989

Specifications (J/5R)

General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Length: 23 ft 6 in (7.16 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
  • Wing area: 185 ft² (17.19 m²)
  • Empty weight: 1,464 lb (664 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 2,250 lb (1020 kg)
  • Powerplant:de Havilland Gipsy Major 1 inline piston, 130 hp (112 kW)


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Published in July 2009.

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