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treadigraph 14th Jan 2019 09:42

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. :)

PAXboy 15th Jan 2019 00:27

Do we know where PZ474 is going to live?

treadigraph 15th Jan 2019 09:57

Texas I believe. KA114 is based in the East (Virginia?), TV959 at Seattle.

India Four Two 15th Jan 2019 16:31


SPIT 15th Jan 2019 16:58

Is there ANY chance of one flying in the UK????

TEEEJ 15th Jan 2019 17:46


Originally Posted by SPIT (Post 10361420)
Is there ANY chance of one flying in the UK????

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treadigraph 15th Jan 2019 18:03

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.

ex82watcher 15th Jan 2019 18:08

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.

India Four Two 15th Jan 2019 18:17

ex82,

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.

ex82watcher 15th Jan 2019 19:06

Lucky you.I'm green with envy!

Harley Quinn 15th Jan 2019 20:17


Originally Posted by India Four Two (Post 10361472)
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?

India Four Two 16th Jan 2019 01:28


Lucky you.I'm green with envy!
ex82,

Here's something just to make you greener. It's not one of my best pictures, but those are my knees!

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....d486bc00d9.jpg

A memorable day, because afterwards I was asked by one of my friends "Do you want a whizz round the harbour in the Mustang?"

treadigraph 16th Jan 2019 07:47


Originally Posted by Harley Quinn (Post 10361572)
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! 😊

The AvgasDinosaur 16th Jan 2019 13:58

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.
Be lucky
David

India Four Two 16th Jan 2019 14:36

AD,

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!


treadigraph 16th Jan 2019 14:50

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.

EGGW 17th Jan 2019 05:49

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...
/QUOTE]

Look for Calgary Mosquito Aircraft Preservation Society on FB.

EGGW.

treadigraph 17th Jan 2019 07:26

Interesting. His Spitfire XIV too... about that lottery win...

GeeRam 17th Jan 2019 12:41


Originally Posted by treadigraph (Post 10361456)
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.

b1lanc 18th Jan 2019 02:09


Originally Posted by India Four Two (Post 10362243)
AD,

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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