Another Mosquito Airborne

Mosquito FB.VI PZ474 during its first test flight on 12 January. (GAVIN CONROY)

DE HAVILLAND Mosquito FB.VI PZ474/ZK-BCV made its first post-rebuild flight in New Zealand on 12 January. Steve Hinton (pilot) and wellknown aircraft restorer Warren Denholm crewed the test from Ardmore.

The fighter-bomber is the third example completed by AvSpec, the other two being Jerry Yagen’s FB.26 KA114 and the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum’s T.III TV959, both of which are based in the USA. This latest flyer is part of the Lewis Air Legends collection and is expected to be transported to the southern USA after the flight test programme has been completed in New Zealand.