Rebuilt Mossie first Flight Photo

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  1. oldcrowcv63

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    Beautiful shot of a beautiful aircraft

    Following an 8-year restoration, de Havilland Mosquito FB.26 (ZK-MOS/KA114/EG-Y), takes to the air for the first time,
    September 29, 2012, near Ardmore, New Zealand.

    Of nearly all-wooden construction, the speedy and versatile Mosquito served in many roles for the Royal Air Force in
    World War II.

    This aircraft, a Canadian-built FB.26, becomes the only flying Mosquito in the world.

    (Photo by Bob Leask)

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    Wow ! Good to see it in the air !

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    Truely a momentous moment to have a flying 'Mossie' nowerdays, I offer my wishes to all the restorers, crew and associated assistors...
    May she fly in the sky where-ever for us/those airshow fans - nothing like twin Merlins (or Griffons? - if fitted).

    I couple of weeks back saw my 1st AH-64 (non 'Longbow' version) flew low over my tower block towards Cosford direction (I live in B'ham/Brum, though I'm a no Brummie - an East Midlander), heard it's power (turbines) and it didn't sound alike the occasional 'Nook' that flies over my building.
     
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    Cool shot! Great to see her flying.
     
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    Beauty! great to have a 'Mossie' back in the sky. Watching the videos posted elsewhere, and hearing those twin Merlins is just superb!
     
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