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#523633 - 21/07/18 10:22 PM Great news a flying Mosquito in UK in 2020
+8Rich Offline

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The Mosquito Pathfinder Trust today announces a commercial understanding with the Aircraft Restoration Company (ARC), owned by the highly respected warbird pilot John Romain.
Based at Duxford, ARC are renowned for their aircraft restoration and maintenance services to classic and warbird aircraft on behalf of owners and operators such as the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
ARC have been engaged by the Trust to provide the suite of Engineering and Design Services to NZ2308 (the aircraft selected for airworthy restoration). These services are necessary to have the aircraft approved for flight in the UK, and together, the Trust and ARC are already well advanced in their preparations with the CAA to meet the necessary airworthiness requirements, important to begin whilst NZ2308 is being completed by Avspecs in New Zealand.
The Mosquito Pathfinder Trust have also engaged with ARC to provide flight test and validation program services before bringing the aircraft back to the UK, and to continue to be responsible for flying standards and pilot services when the aircraft is operational.
Once in the UK, ARC will also be carrying out all maintenance requirements for the Mosquito.
The team at The Mosquito Pathfinder Trust are also looking into the prospect of basing NZ2308 at Duxford, the historic airfield in Cambridgeshire, thereby giving the public access to the aircraft when it is not displaying at airshows.
Completion of NZ2308 is anticipated to be within 24 months and with the support and generosity of the public, The Mosquito Pathfinder Trust is confident a Mosquito will return to the skies over Britain in 2020.…
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#523635 - 21/07/18 10:29 PM Re: Great news a flying Mosquito in UK in 2020 [Re: +8Rich]
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That will be something to look forward to. Thanks for the info
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#523638 - 21/07/18 10:39 PM Re: Great news a flying Mosquito in UK in 2020 [Re: +8Rich]
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Certainly is Ray. Thanks for the heads up Richard thumbs
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#523645 - 21/07/18 10:51 PM Re: Great news a flying Mosquito in UK in 2020 [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
+8Rich Offline

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Yes Graham I'm really looking forward to seeing and hearing this - last year at Revival they had the Red Bull P38 Lightning display and that was a first for me. I wouldn't want the job of polishing all that bare aluminium though.
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#523659 - 22/07/18 07:52 AM Re: Great news a flying Mosquito in UK in 2020 [Re: +8Rich]
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Registered: 24/09/14
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That is indeed great news.

The Mosquito will always have a special place for me, it was the pathfinder for some of the bombing missions my uncle flew during WWII.

I am told that getting into the cockpit is not for the faint hearted , or those who suffer from claustrophobia! Although this is a two seater there is nothing about it being available for "commercial" flights with a paying passenger like the 2 seater Spitfire.
Andy G
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#523662 - 22/07/18 08:03 AM Re: Great news a flying Mosquito in UK in 2020 [Re: +8Rich]
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That will be good. The cockpit is very small.
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#523700 - 22/07/18 01:31 PM Re: Great news a flying Mosquito in UK in 2020 [Re: John V6]
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Registered: 17/09/16
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Yup, a small cocpit. I have a clear memory of climbing into the cocpit of the prototype at Salisbury Hall back when you could do that. Also great memories of the Mossie flying at the Hawker Siddley open day shows--my father worked there. The Mossie did much of it's routine on one engine. A fantastic aircraft.

Edited by JCK (22/07/18 01:33 PM)
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#523748 - 22/07/18 07:48 PM Re: Great news a flying Mosquito in UK in 2020 [Re: +8Rich]
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It will be a wonderful sight......and sound 🤪
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