Restored Mosquito to take flight in fall

A de Havilland Mosquito FB 26 KA 114 belonging to Jerry Yagen of the Fighter Factory will return the the skies Sept. 29 at Ardmore Airfield in New Zealand, following a 10-year restoration.

The restoration work was begun by Glynn Powell, who built the moulds that made the rebuild possible and an additional eight years work by Avspecs  to rebuild KA114.

This will be a commemoration of the aircrew who flew Mosquitos operationally, as well as the Mosquito itself, organizers say.

Additionally it will be a celebration and thank you to Jerry Yagen, the owner of KA114, who has made an enormous investment in this project.

The Mosquito will be on display starting at 10 a.m. Sept. 29 (rain date Sept. 30).

The Mosquito then will take flight with her World War II stablemates, a Spitfire, the Mustang and Kittyhawk.

Also in attendance will be the Harvard Display team as well as a variety of ex-military jets, aerobatic and other exotic aircraft, organizers said.

As well as flying displays there will be a celebration of classic British cars and a display of military vehicles.


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