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The 75% Scale Replica Mosquito

Old 26th May 2016, 13:07
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The 75% Scale Replica Mosquito

For those of us in SW France, an Open Day is to be held on 4 June between 0900 and 1800 at the aerodrome at 85200 FONTENAY-LE-COMTE to see how the Mosquito repairs are proceeding after its crash on 6 August 2015 following the memorial ceremony at JONZAC. All are welcome. There will be gifts to buy and food. So do please support the day if you can.
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Old 28th May 2016, 08:20
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Thanks for the information. It's just a bit too far for me from the Geneva area, but it's good to know about the event.

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Old 28th May 2016, 10:31
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Thanks Wander00 - but it's a good 6 hours from us..
I'd be interested to see photos from the weekend though!
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Old 28th May 2016, 13:11
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Will see what I can do
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Nice, but in NZ they build real ones...!
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Octane - I wish..........
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Old 3rd Jun 2016, 06:46
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Nice, but in NZ they build real ones...!
Yes, they do! Through a well-connected friend at Ardmore, I got to see it.

Not a very good photo, but it is special for me - those are my knees!
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I'll see if I can persuade the wife - since it's only half an hour down the road!
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Old 4th Jun 2016, 16:52
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By the way, what was the outcome of the 3/4 French Mosquito flying through the Solent area without so much as a "Vive La France" and the amazing offer of the RN Historic Flight Sea Fury to formate upon the intruder?

I would imagine that the unannounced appearance of a 4/4 Sea Fury on my wingtip might just have got my attention.
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Old 4th Jun 2016, 17:25
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Dunno, you could as FFAA or RNHF. It went on to win a major award at the LAA Rally that year, but missed the Cranwell Flying Club do that an old school friend and had been working towards as they had a major tech problem on one of the engines.


Saw the aeroplane today and the wing is done and on the wheels but major work in hand (and fund raising), to rebuild the fuselage. Several historics there from Niort, an N-reg WACO and an ex RAF Chippie as well, plus an aeroplane I did not recognise, looked like a scaled down Emeraude, if such was possible.
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Are you referring to its 2013 visit to the UK, JW411? If so, I was told, prior to that visit, that it was due to fly from Fontenay to Cherbourg or Abbeville and from there to Humberside. If it transitted via Cherbourg, it might have passed over the Solent en route to Humberside. But I doubt that it would have done so if it had used Abbeville. And no, unfortunately I didn't manage a vist to Fontenay today but I'll probably make a visit soon.
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