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#497878 - 06/02/18 05:25 PM Re: Nice Mosquito soundtrack [Re: Paul F]
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Originally Posted By Paul F
Thanks for posting. That is wonderful.

For those that didn’t know - the Mosquito that used to be at Elvington has now moved to East Kirby. It is hoped that the Just Jane team expertise will enable it to become ground running or even to taxi.

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre

No mention of the Mosquito on the web site yet.


I belong to the Mosquito group in Lincs on facebook - I was invited as my late Father had flown the type during the war, it says it's a closed group but hopefully you can view the site via the link. They are making great progress, if you can't view it let me know and I'll copy and paste a bit for you.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mossiehj711/

Last time I checked they were ready for ground running test of the engines, it will never fly but I think taxying runs are on the menu.
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#497886 - 06/02/18 05:49 PM Re: Nice Mosquito soundtrack [Re: +8Rich]
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I saw the same video clip on FB today. It is beautiful.

My dad also flew them just after the war. His comment was "the only thing better than a plane with one Merlin is a plane with two". They were one of his all time favourites.

His prior type was a Typhoon, his comment on that was "they went fast but usually broke faster".

I joined the HJ711 forum as there are some lovely posts and great people. The story behind HJ711 is amazing with the people who have devoted a massive amount of their time and personal money to rebuilding it.

http://www.mossie.org/HJ711/ if you are interested.
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#497888 - 06/02/18 06:11 PM Re: Nice Mosquito soundtrack [Re: +8Rich]
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It's a great group to belong to and they have input from the Canadian and New Zealand Mossie guys and girls too.

The enthusiasm and dedication of these people is amazing notworthy.

My father was Spitfires and Mustangs for the most part but he certainly had a soft spot for the Mosquito and the way it handled.

Thanks I'll check that out.

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#497909 - 06/02/18 09:09 PM Re: Nice Mosquito soundtrack [Re: +8Rich]
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Originally Posted By +8Rich

I belong to the Mosquito group in Lincs on facebook - I was invited as my late Father had flown the type during the war, it says it's a closed group but hopefully you can view the site via the link. They are making great progress, if you can't view it let me know and I'll copy and paste a bit for you.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mossiehj711/

Last time I checked they were ready for ground running test of the engines, it will never fly but I think taxying runs are on the menu.


Many thanks. I am already a member of that group. I had missed the news that they were ready for ground running. BTW - well worth joining the “Rivet Club” at LAHC - the news emails re work on Just Jane is really interesting.
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#497910 - 06/02/18 09:23 PM Re: Nice Mosquito soundtrack [Re: Paul F]
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Originally Posted By Paul F
Originally Posted By +8Rich

I belong to the Mosquito group in Lincs on facebook - I was invited as my late Father had flown the type during the war, it says it's a closed group but hopefully you can view the site via the link. They are making great progress, if you can't view it let me know and I'll copy and paste a bit for you.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mossiehj711/

Last time I checked they were ready for ground running test of the engines, it will never fly but I think taxying runs are on the menu.


Many thanks. I am already a member of that group. I had missed the news that they were ready for ground running. BTW - well worth joining the “Rivet Club” at LAHC - the news emails re work on Just Jane is really interesting.


Thanks for that, I shall give that a viewing.
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#497934 - 06/02/18 11:08 PM Re: Nice Mosquito soundtrack [Re: +8Rich]
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I used to see the Hawker Siddley owned mossie fly at Hatfield open days in the 60s. Star of the show. Fly past and manouvers on one engine and a fabulous noise. I believe that one crashed. The prototype is preserved at Salisbury Hall.
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#497937 - 06/02/18 11:19 PM Re: Nice Mosquito soundtrack [Re: JCK]
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How fantastic - you were a lucky boy to have something as special like that in your backyard.
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#497939 - 07/02/18 02:25 AM Re: Nice Mosquito soundtrack [Re: +8Rich]
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My father worked at Hatfield for 25 years and we went to the open day every year. The factory was open for tours and the flying was wonderful. As well as Hawker Siddley's historic aircraft there were guests from the Suttleworth collection and other collections. I remember the sole Blackburn B2 doing stall turns, the Hawker Siddley 2 seat Harrier and a very noisy Vulcan. Researching Tim Birkin's Motor Works (where he developed the blower Bentley) I went to interview the daughter of his 1931-2 partner, Mike Couper. Her husband joined us--john Cunningham--the De Havilland and Hawker Siddley test pilot, who flew the Mossie and others at those open days.


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#497964 - 07/02/18 09:10 AM Re: Nice Mosquito soundtrack [Re: +8Rich]
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Small world, one of the pilots in that video is an old drinking mate from the yacht club, after one 'interesting' air display over the harbour he and the other Harvards headed back to Ardmore airfield and appeared shortly after at the club - after downing a very quick pint he came out with the old pilots line - any landing that you walk away from is a good one.😥
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#497969 - 07/02/18 09:37 AM Re: Nice Mosquito soundtrack [Re: +8Rich]
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A really good net on the radio this morning.
One of the members who wasn't on the other morning said he had a soft spot for TW117 and a serious down on the RN having been shot at while flying it.
Back in the 60s he had a one month flying course at Exeter (he was in the ATC). With a choice of two aircraft to fly he chose the Chipmonk as it had more instruments.
Across the airfield were several Mosquitos, used for towing targets and for radar tracking.
The pilots of these would quite often take a trainee with them for experience. As the pilots quite often became bored they would hand over control to the trainee (the aircraft were all trainers so had dual controls). Anyhow, on one of these flights over the Scilly Isles (at around 9000 ft) my friend noticed orange spurts from Navy vessels below, then the puffs of smoke some 50 yards from the aircraft. When he said to the pilot "they're shooting at us" the pilot replied that if they were really shooting at the plane they would have been hit. There were a couple of other tales too.
My pal did say that TW117 was in a museum in Norway and he really out to visit, taking his logbook, and ask if he could be reacquainted the cockpit again.
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