Avspecs Mosquito Performs First Post-Restoration Flight in NZ [Video]

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Earlier today, Avspecs Ltd’s latest de Havilland Mosquito project, ZK-FHC, took to the skies for its first post-restoration flight.

The flight was performed by David Phillips and Keith Skillings from Avspecs’ base at Ardmore, New Zealand. The Mosquito reportedly flew for a half hour along with a Spitfire which acted as a chase/camera plane.

As previously reported, the aircraft is a TIII trainer restored for the Flying Heritage Collection based at Paine Field, Washington State and is painted in the colors of NZ2337/TE757, a Standard Motors-built Mossie that was destroyed in a hangar fire at Ohakea in 1950.

The aircraft is expected to be dismantled and shipped to the United States shortly.

Cleared for take off!

Posted by Avspecs Ltd. on Monday, September 26, 2016

(via MRC Aviation and Avspecs Ltd. Thanks, Pascal!)