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Old 09-30-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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The first flying Mosquito in 15 years!






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Old 09-30-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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Now that is cool.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:55 PM   #3
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Awesome!

I know they're in the process of rebuilding one at the Ottawa aviation museum which I go to every once in a while. I don't think it's to flying condition, but I've gone on their hangar tour and seen the bird - the fuselage of it is in good condition indeed. Mossies are fantastic!
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:42 PM   #4
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When i saw this, i was like, "What?! Mosquitos have been flying around my place for ages!"

Then I saw the plane.


Seriously, though, the Mozzie's a good plane.
One of my favourite things to do in Birds of Steel is a low-level ground attack with a flght of Mozzie's, and seeing Werhmacht troops firing a few ineffective shots at us!
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:50 AM   #5
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Good news indeed.

More, more, more!
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:24 AM   #6
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Nice

always good to see that they still bring these birds back to the skies.

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Old 10-01-2012, 08:22 AM   #7
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It's just a shame it's yet another one in NZ, although moving soon to Virginia Beach to joint the rest of Jerry Yagen's collection.

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Have they gotten a Bf110 or JU-88 flying yet?
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:21 PM   #9
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I'm glad it is up and flying again. It sort of surprises me that there aren't any others in flying condition. Especially when you think about how many were made. I know its not cheap to keep them in working order, but when I see pictures of Spitfires, Hurricanes and a Lanc doing fly-bys over the UK in honor of those who fought during the Battle of Britain, I always wondered why you don't see a Mossie at that air show.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:03 PM   #10
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Well, eddie, between you, me and the gatepost, there's a rumour floating around that some Mossies were found in the Spitfire haul in Burma. I guess we'll see when they ship back what they've found.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:08 PM   #11
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I always wondered why you don't see a Mossie at that air show.
I'm 99% certain that I saw a Mozzie on the airshow circuits in the UK in the mid/late '80s and early '90s. Don't know what happened to it/them though. I'll do some digging.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:14 PM   #12
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I would love to be at an air show, and see 3 Mossies going by in formation! It would be something to behold I bet!
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:41 PM   #13
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Crashed in '96

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Air Accident Investigation Board's findings - http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources...pdf_501355.pdf
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That was really tragic.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:43 PM   #15
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@ op; that is pretty cool. Did you ever read TinTIn as a kid ? In one of the "books" they had a whole collection of those planes; I think it was the one where the trio(front cover) is on a life raft with some guy who wears a patch over his eye.
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