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.