Wrapped up inside a beautiful de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
If there's one thing that's vitally important before you take your newly rebuilt World War Two-era fighter aircraft to the skies for the first time, it's to check out the engines and to ensure they're in tip-top working condition -- even if it is a De Havilland Mosquito which famously made a 'rolling climb on one engine...' during its initial demonstration flight to Lord Beaverbrook in April 1941.The Flying Heritage Collection's de Havilland Mosquito is the world's third airworthy Mosquito to be rebuilt since 2012, and is the second aircraft of its type to be restored by AvSpecs in Auckland, New Zealand. TV959, a T Mk.III training aircraft with dual controls, was built at de Havilland's Leavesden factory and was delivered to the RAF in 1945 just a little late to see any active war service. However the aircraft was one of the stars of the famous 633 Squadron motion picture in 1964, and it then went on to be displayed in the Imperial War Museum in the UK for many years.
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The Flying Heritage Collection is based at Paine Field, north of Seattle in Washington state (USA), and it's a premier aviation attraction, with something of interest for visitors of all ages. Whether an individual, family or large group, FHC's exclusive offerings let you experience powerful history that changed the world. This is the place to go if you want to see this Mosquito in the air...