Latest Avspecs Mosquito Project Expected to Fly This Month [Video]


A de Havilland Mosquito project currently underway at Avspecs, Ltd. in New Zealand is nearing its first flight and recently performed initial engine tests.

According to company co-founder Warren Denholm, final inspections will take place with test flights expected at the end of the month.

The aircraft, previously TV959, is a TIII trainer being restored for The Flying Heritage Collection based at Paine Field, Washington State, and will be dismantled and shipped following flight testing at Avspecs’ base at Ardmore. It was previously held by the Imperial War Museum in the 1960s and appeared in the movie 633 Squadron in 1963.

Click below to watch video of a recent engine test.

(via Avspecs Additional information via NZ Civil Aircraft and Flying Heritage Collection)

  • Colin Boyles August 18, 2016, 5:08 pm

    We want one in England, the birthplace of the mossie.

  • WW2 Aero August 18, 2016, 5:11 pm
  • Alan Piddington August 20, 2016, 11:52 am

    Aint you restoring one for the Biggin Hill Heritage Hanger Ltd to be based at Biggin Hill 😃