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World’s Only Flying Mosquito Flew May 7!

Tue May 07, 2013 9:02 pm

What a great day for Fighter Factory!!

Thanks to Jerry Yagen:
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World’s Only Flying Mosquito Flew May 7!

Wed May 08, 2013 10:13 am

Great that the rebuild has gone so well.

There are some great videos from when it was in New Zealand, before being shipped to the US, e.g.
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World’s Only Flying Mosquito Flew May 7!

Wed May 08, 2013 12:50 pm

This is really cool, my great uncle was a pilot in 487th Squadron duriong WW2.

The plane has been finished in the colors and marking of the 487th Squadron of the Royal New Zealand Air Force that, flying their Mosquitos, took part in the daring Allied raid dubbed “Operation Jericho” where Allied bombers attacked the Amiens prison in German-occupied France, causing extensive damage to the facility and enabling over a hundred Resistance prisoners, who were scheduled for execution, to escape.
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World’s Only Flying Mosquito Flew May 7!

Wed May 08, 2013 5:36 pm

wonder if the changed the glue to something more durable in the restoration?
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World’s Only Flying Mosquito Flew May 7!

Wed May 08, 2013 5:39 pm

According to Wikipedia there are two more in NZ currently waiting to be rebuilt to flying status.

Mosquito T Mk.III TV959, formerly in the collection of the Imperial War Museum and now owned by Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection, is stored awaiting rebuild to fly with AvSpecs at Ardmore airport, Auckland, New Zealand.

Mosquito T Mk.43 NZ2308, dual control Mosquito, the Australian equivalent of the British T Mk.3. It began life on the Bankstown assembly line as a FB Mk.40, A52-20, and was converted to T43 status as A52-1054. It was one of four purchased by the RNZAF in June 1947 and flown across the Tasman Sea in four hours. It was disposed of in 1955 and ended its days on a farm at Riwaka in the north of the South Island. Bought by Glyn Powell it is being restored to airworthy using a new build fuselage and wings by Glyn.
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RE: World’s Only Flying Mosquito Flew May 7!

Wed May 15, 2013 2:04 am

There's another one here in Victoria: Mosquito B.35 VR796/CF-HML is currently under restoration to airworthy by Victoria Air Maintenance Ltd at Victoria International Airport, British Columbia.

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