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redcoat -> A 'Mossie' is back in the air (9/29/2012 4:46:50 PM)


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The only airworthy de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito in the world is back in the air. It was restored in New Zealand and it made its first flight for the public today.

The restoration

Test flight and landing

First official flight

Starting the engines (today’s flight)




Orm -> RE: A 'Mossie' is back in the air (9/29/2012 8:29:12 PM)

Thank you for sharing. I wish I had been there.




Jevhaddah -> RE: A 'Mossie' is back in the air (9/29/2012 9:04:44 PM)

Great Stuff.. [:D]

I ordered a 1/24th scale Mossie from local model shop..... just waiting on it to comne into the shop... My wife threatened to leave me [:'(]

Cheers

Jev




warspite1 -> RE: A 'Mossie' is back in the air (9/29/2012 9:15:46 PM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: redcoat

[image]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mb417bqXz61rdrjsro1_500.jpg[/image]

The only airworthy de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito in the world is back in the air. It was restored in New Zealand and it made its first flight for the public today.

The restoration

Test flight and landing

First official flight

Starting the engines (today’s flight)

Warspite1

The Wooden Wonder - Cool [8D]




radic202 -> RE: A 'Mossie' is back in the air (9/29/2012 9:18:56 PM)


Wow! That is some frigging Plane!

I had a chance about 15 years ago to accompany my Uncle at a WW2 Air Exhibition who served in the Canadian Air Force during WW2 as a gunner in one of these planes but the time and date fell through. He is now deceased but will always regret not having had the chance to fly in one especially with him.

[image][IMG]http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss123/radic202/300px-Avro_Lancaster_B_I_PA474.jpg[/IMG][/image]




Southern_land -> RE: A 'Mossie' is back in the air (9/29/2012 9:31:33 PM)

Watched this on local TV news last night. Awesome to see. Shortly after the item a report came in that a Spitfire (or replica) was in trouble elsewhere here in NZ, coming in to land at a provincial airport and one of the wheels failed to lower. Heard later that it had alanded safely. Phew, too few of these old classics left to lose any.




JudgeDredd -> RE: A 'Mossie' is back in the air (9/29/2012 10:13:58 PM)

Very similar to my own :-)

I made a model of her
[image]http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q499/wmar1967/Models/20120716_075410004.jpg[/image]

One of the most beautiful WWII planes...





Jevhaddah -> RE: A 'Mossie' is back in the air (9/29/2012 10:28:58 PM)

JD, is that 1/24 scale Airfix model?

If so, what was it like to build?

Cheers

Jev




radic202 -> RE: A 'Mossie' is back in the air (9/29/2012 11:02:31 PM)


Wow nice Model!

I can't even draw a square with a ruler, nonetheless make anything that nice.




redcoat -> RE: A 'Mossie' is back in the air (9/30/2012 12:45:21 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: Jevhaddah

I ordered a 1/24th scale Mossie from local model shop..... just waiting on it to comne into the shop... My wife threatened to leave me [:'(]


Well if your wife leaves you’ll have a lot more room for your models. You could have them everywhere. [:D]




redcoat -> RE: A 'Mossie' is back in the air (9/30/2012 12:45:48 AM)

quote:

ORIGINAL: radic202
I had a chance about 15 years ago to accompany my Uncle at a WW2 Air Exhibition who served in the Canadian Air Force during WW2 as a gunner in one of these planes but the time and date fell through. He is now deceased but will always regret not having had the chance to fly in one especially with him.

[image][IMG]http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss123/radic202/300px-Avro_Lancaster_B_I_PA474.jpg[/IMG][/image]


One of my uncles served with Canadian airmen during WW2. When I was a kid he told me that he used to fly out of a base in Nova Scotia to attack U-boats. I can’t remember which aircraft he flew – and I don’t know whether he was with the RCN or RCAF. He originally served with Coastal Command in Britain. When the Canadians expanded their armed forces they asked the British to send over some experienced people to work with their new recruits. My uncle had had some experience and so he was sent over. He really liked Canada, although he thought it was rather cold at times – especially as he was from Devon which is warmer than most of the UK.





JudgeDredd -> RE: A 'Mossie' is back in the air (9/30/2012 7:12:32 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: Jevhaddah

JD, is that 1/24 scale Airfix model?

If so, what was it like to build?

Cheers

Jev

Nothing that big Jevhaddah...I'm not that rich and my wife isn't that understanding. It's 1/48 scale.




Josh -> RE: A 'Mossie' is back in the air (9/30/2012 8:53:13 AM)


quote:

ORIGINAL: redcoat


[image]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mb417bqXz61rdrjsro1_500.jpg[/image]

The only airworthy de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito in the world is back in the air. It was restored in New Zealand and it made its first flight for the public today.

The restoration

Test flight and landing

First official flight

Starting the engines (today’s flight)




Impressive, it's actually a bit bigger than I thought it was. One of my favorite planes, glad to see it flying once more. That plane must be priceless...




redcoat -> RE: A 'Mossie' is back in the air (9/30/2012 1:00:45 PM)


I hope that it comes up to the UK at some point.

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There is a bunch of photos of the Mossie flying at Ardmore yesterday on this webpage: Link.




Southern_land -> RE: A 'Mossie' is back in the air (10/1/2012 6:00:23 AM)

Historic Aviation Film unit's youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/HAFUVideo

I wonder if there's a tie in the with Sir Peter Jackson? Apparently he's a ww1 aircraft collector. there was talk about a red barron movie coming out of Weta at one stage




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