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Old 14th Jan 2019, 09:42
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A third Mosquito is flying...

Great news from New Zealand that Mosquito FB.VI PZ474 flew yesterday after its rebuild by Glyn Powell/Mosquito Aircraft Restorations/Avspecs, flown by Steve Hinton and Warren Denholm. Owned by Rod Lewis, it will be joining KA114 and TV959 in the US. Two more are moving right along through the rebuild process, one of which hopefully will come to the UK.

With an airworthy but currently unflown example in Canada and another Canadian machine being restored to airworthy standards PLUS a Sea Hornet rebuild underway in NZ, Merlin powered DH twins are looking quite healthy.
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 00:27
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Do we know where PZ474 is going to live?
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Texas I believe. KA114 is based in the East (Virginia?), TV959 at Seattle.
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Here is a pertinent and informative FB post:



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Is there ANY chance of one flying in the UK????
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Is there ANY chance of one flying in the UK????
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There is also DZ542 on the line at Avpecs which has apparently been acquired by the UK Mosquito Pathfinder Trust - so with luck and some generous benefactors we may have two Mozzies here in years to come.
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If I ever won a multi-million payout on the Lottery (which is highly unlikely,since I don't buy a ticket),the first thing,well maybe the second,I would do,is commission a Mosquito re-build to present to the BBMF.
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I’ve often wondered what the answer would be if I phoned Avspecs and said “How much to build me a Mosquito?”

Back in 2011, I was privileged to be able to sit in the cockpit of KA114 at Ardmore. That was a special moment.
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Lucky you.I'm green with envy!
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Old 15th Jan 2019, 20:17
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I’ve often wondered what the answer would be if I phoned Avspecs and said “How much to build me a Mosquito?
That's a good question, does anybody have any idea how much the successful projects have had to spend?
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A memorable day, because afterwards I was asked by one of my friends "Do you want a whizz round the harbour in the Mustang?"
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Originally Posted by Harley Quinn View Post
That's a good question, does anybody have any idea how much the successful projects have had to spend?
For some reason £5m is in my head but I don't know if that's a figure I've seen reported or just an assumption that it'll be a lot more than a Spitfire IX.

if I win the Euro millions on Friday I'll put some towards one of the UK projects as long as I get a ride! 😊
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Aren't these glorious old ladies reputed to be a 'right Royal handful' to fly single engined if suddenly required to do so?
B.Ae. had one many years ago, I think she was lost at an air show at Barton near Manchester.
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Listen to Keith Skilling describe test-flying KA114: "If one of these big fans here stops ... the aircraft grows horns!" Liftoff is 120 mph. takeoff safety speed is 190 mph!

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BAe Mosquito crashed at Barton after a carb problem during a wingover. AAIB Report.

Neil Williams had a very hairy moment during a go around at Booker. I have copy of an article he wrote for Pilot; if anyone would like sight of it, please PM me.
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There is actually a 4th flying, based in Vancouver, BC. Has only done its test flying. You can find some video on youtube. Now its up for sale

[QUOTE]More big news this week in the Mosquito World.
FLYING MOSQUITO UP FOR SALE. VR796 and original B.35 Mosquito completed restoration in 2014 is being offered for sale. Price not released, but if you have to ask...
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Look for Calgary Mosquito Aircraft Preservation Society on FB.

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Interesting. His Spitfire XIV too... about that lottery win...
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There is also DZ542 on the line at Avpecs which has apparently been acquired by the UK Mosquito Pathfinder Trust - so with luck and some generous benefactors we may have two Mozzies here in years to come.
IIRC, the Pathfinder Trust have since acquired Glyn Powells own FB.40/T.43 project (as its more advanced) rather than continue with DZ542.
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Listen to Keith Skilling describe test-flying KA114: "If one of these big fans here stops ... the aircraft grows horns!" Liftoff is 120 mph. takeoff safety speed is 190 mph!
Which makes Capt Eric Brown's experiments landing modified Mossies on a carrier deck at 83mph even more astounding.
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