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de Havilland Mosquito FB.26 (KA114)



A recently restored de Havilland Mosquito FB.26 (KA114) flew for the first time on Thursday 27 September 2012 at Ardmore, New Zealand. It was also displayed by Keith Skilling at the Ardmore air show on the 29th September with a total airtime of less than five hours.

The project began eighteen years ago by Glyn Powell and his team who had to make new fuselage moulds which were used for stretching the plywood body and were difficult to make due to exacting specifications.

KA114 is an early prodction model Mosquito FB.26 which was origionally built at the de Havilland factory in Toronto, Canada, in 1945.

The restored Mosquito is owned by Jerry Yagen and is heading to its new home at the Virginia Military Aviation Museum, in Virginia Beach, USA.

The last flying Mosquito was a T3 (RR299 G-ASKH "HT-E") which was destroyed in an air show accident at Barton, Manchester, England, on the 21st July 1996.

TVNZ News video clip

The world's only flying de Havilland Mosquito FB26 KA114 at the Ardmore air show on 29th September 2012 - photos by Peter Jezzard. The world's only flying de Havilland Mosquito FB26 KA114 at the Ardmore air show on 29th September 2012 - photos by Peter Jezzard. The world's only flying de Havilland Mosquito FB26 KA114 at the Ardmore air show on 29th September 2012 - photos by Peter Jezzard.
The world's only flying de Havilland Mosquito FB26 KA114 at the Ardmore air show on 29th September 2012 - photos by Peter Jezzard. The world's only flying de Havilland Mosquito FB26 KA114 at the Ardmore air show on 29th September 2012 - photos by Peter Jezzard.

The world's only flying de Havilland Mosquito FB26 KA114 at the Ardmore air show on 29th September 2012 - photos by Peter Jezzard.

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