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Mosquito Finale in NZ

Old 20th Jan 2013, 03:22
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Mosquito Finale in NZ

Wings Over Wairarapa Wows Audiences - national | Stuff.co.nz

The air show described here was the final display for the Mosquito in New Zealand. On Tuesday dismantling commences for shipping to its owner in Florida, but we have had ten glorious weeks of sight and sound.

On Friday lunchtime, it did a flypast over Wellington, including two very fast low passes down the runway [and from my observation point I was looking down in it]. The passenger next to the pilot was no less a person than the last surviving Dambuster pilot, Les Munro, aged 94, who observed "it all feels so familiar"! What a wonderful gesture to a truly nice guy!
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Old 20th Jan 2013, 09:12
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Originally Posted by Samuel
The passenger next to the pilot was no less a person than the last surviving Dambuster pilot, Les Munro, aged 94, who observed "it all feels so familiar"! What a wonderful gesture to a truly nice guy!
Indeed, marvellous gesture
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Have to concur with the above!

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Old 20th Jan 2013, 13:01
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Me too! Fantastic gesture.
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Old 20th Jan 2013, 19:05
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The end of the air show was a Mossie led formation with Spitfires, Mustangs and Kittyhawk. A truly impressive sight and sound which I cannot see being repeated.

Then the Mosquito wrapped it up with several fast low passes.

A great day out
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Old 20th Jan 2013, 20:21
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Great job by all concerned.

I'm sure she'll enjoy the Virginia air....[not Florida]
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Old 20th Jan 2013, 22:54
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Correct, my apologies!

There were a good number of Aussies at that show on Saturday, and quite a few from the UK! The final passes by the Mosquito were absolutely superb, on a perfect clear day!
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I couldn't find anything for Waikata but I did find these for Wairarapa. Enjoy!
I would have preferred this one without the music.


No music with this one, just the sound of the engines.

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Old 21st Jan 2013, 00:17
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The end of the airshow and i don't know why its there twice !!
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What a beautiful sounds.

Thanks for posting.
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Old 21st Jan 2013, 00:28
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Its like that song 'New York New York'

so good they named it twice :-)
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Old 21st Jan 2013, 08:58
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Les himself on a news item. Doesn't look bad for his age.

Wairarapa air show to host last WWII plane of its kind - National News | TVNZ
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Old 21st Jan 2013, 20:37
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How will it be transported to Virginia?
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That is the reason it was here, the main wing/spar is too big for a standard shipping crate so they had to get one made. The fuselage will go in a standard (60'?) crate and both will be on the boat to the US soon. It was back up in Auckland and being pulled apart on Tuesday.
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Old 22nd Apr 2013, 06:05
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I've got some great shots of this aircraft in the Virginia Beach Military Aviation Museum being put back together by the techies from NZ. Hopefully it will be flying in time for the Warbirds Over The Beach Air Show in May. It'd be a bit special to see the Hurricane, Spitfire, Lancaster and Mosquito airborne together - amongst others.

Unfortunately I cannot work out how to get them from my computer and pasted onto the thread. If someone wants to send me an idiot guide explanation by PM, I'll get them up. I had a note saying I couldn't paste attachments.....?
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Old 22nd Apr 2013, 06:16
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Old 22nd Apr 2013, 06:24
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Dear God. Glad it's a nice easy process then.

Thanks AA, but I haven't got time for that at work. If I get an hour or two free at home I'll try to follow all that. But Mrs Scuttled doesn't let me have much time to myself........
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Posted on behalf of Scuttled. Lovely snaps of a wonderful aircraft Scuttled.












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Old 23rd Apr 2013, 06:05
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Thanks for putting those up Brian, massive IT fail from here. Got a couple more with the engines now on. I'll send them to you again if you can assist again?

Once more, thanks.
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