Mosquito!

Discussion in 'Warbird Displays' started by Violator, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Violator

    Violator Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2007
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Seattle
    A very rare treat for those of us on the west coast this weekend: one of the world's two airworthy Mosquitos flew at the Abbottsford International Airshow. She's owned by Bob Jens and kept at Vancouver International Airport. It's first post-resto flight was just this June.

    Given that so much of this plane is wood, I thought it was very interesting to look at those parts. Without any rivets or fasteners, the surfaces looked nearly glass smooth, and I couldn't help but think how much it reminded me of a composite surface. What an absolutely gorgeous airplane!
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 2
  2. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    51,564
    Likes Received:
    2,849
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
    Nice shots here. THX for sharing. :)
     
  3. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    52,988
    Likes Received:
    946
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Excellent Pics!
     
  4. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    26,754
    Likes Received:
    1,266
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Good stuff. Did you get any flying shots?
     
  5. Lucky13

    Lucky13 Forum Mascot

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2006
    Messages:
    37,778
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Nightshift picker
    Location:
    A Swede living in Glasgow, Scotland
    Home Page:
    Nice pics! :thumbright:
     
  6. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    43,480
    Likes Received:
    625
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Great shots!
     
Loading...
Similar Threads
  1. dtpeng
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    708
  2. jamierd
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    1,527
  3. Hadaku
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    2,273
  4. sunny91
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    1,620
  5. sunny91
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    1,605

Share This Page