The 25th November 2015 marked the 75th Anniversary of the first flight of the de Havilland Mosquito. This weekend saw the public debut of that original Mosquito following an extensive 5 year restoration at the de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre near Salisbury Hall, where the original Mosquito was constructed. As part of this special museum … Continue reading Mosquito Prototype W4050 Roll Out – 28th November 2015
On the 25th November 1940 an all new, bright yellow, wooden twin engined aircraft took off from Hatfield aerodrome. We all of course know the story and know that the aeroplane in question was the prototype Mosquito, a design which would go on to achieve legendary status throughout World War Two. The prototype was built in … Continue reading Museum Profile: de Havilland Aircraft Museum
In the past three years we have seen the world's airworthy Mosquito population rise from none to the stage where we now have two "Wooden Wonders" gracing the skies. It is always fascinating to gain an insight into the restoration, history and operations of rare and important types such as the Mosquito. Up until recently … Continue reading Documentary Review: Gaining Altitude – The Mosquito Reborn
With 2014 about to draw to a close I couldn’t resist the temptation of putting together one more list of highlights of the year. I’ve been lucky this year to attend a number of impressive airshows and tick a few boxes off the bucket list! In no particular order… Flight in Commemorative Air Force B24 … Continue reading Warbird Tails “Best of” 2014
Could hardly let today go past without reusing this post from Christmas time. Just as a bit of fun heres a few Red Nosed Aeroplanes to get you in the spirit!
As you will know from past posts on this site, I have something of an obsession with de Havilliand twins, especially the Mosquito. It was without doubt one of the most important British aircraft of the war. As it stands there are no flying Mosquito’s left in the UK but we do have 7 static … Continue reading UK Mosquitos
I have already told the story of my own experience with one de Havilland twin, the DH88 Comet, and I enjoyed sharing it. So I thought why not share another aircraft I ticked off the bucket list this year? The Mosquito. For those that don’t know the Mosquito was one of the most versatile and … Continue reading de Havilland Dreams Part 2: The Wooden Wonder