Fly a Mosquito at Biggin Hill's Spitfire base

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Fancy flying in de Havilland Mosquito? Photo: BAE Systems

The UK is to have its own airworthy de Havilland Mosquito and it will be available for flight experiences at London Biggin Hill Airport.

Peter Monk, managing director of and the Spitfire Company (Biggin Hill) announced this week, “We’re delighted to confirm that we’ve now commissioned the team at AVSPECS NZ to commence the restoration of a Mosquito FB.VI.

“Upon completion the aircraft will join our fleet of two seat Spitfires and other WWII aircraft that are available for flight experiences here at Biggin Hill.

“The team at AVSPECS are leaders in the field of Mosquito restoration and this will be the fifth airframe that they have restored to an airworthy condition.

“Whilst there’s always an appetite for us to take on different restoration projects at our own ‘Spitfire Factory’ at Biggin Hill, the unique skill set and proven experience of the team at AVSPECS makes them an obvious choice for this special project.”

The restoration is expected to take three years and once completed the aircraft will complete a commemorative tour of New Zealand, Australia and then on to the UK in honour of the Commonwealth pilots that flew Mosquitos in WWII.

“The Mosquito has a special place in history and we’re still deciding which specific markings the aircraft will carry upon its completion,” continued Mr Monk.

“Recognition of the pilots and French resistance fighters that took part in ‘Operation Jericho’ on 18 February 1944 is a popular choice. However we’re still considering a number of options.

“We believe this will be the only airworthy example of the Mosquito in Europe and we’re excited at the prospect of offering members of the public the chance to ‘

AVSPECS New Zealand


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