Rare Mosquito makes Oshkosh debut

Mosquito bomber. Photo courtesy Classic Aircraft Photography

Highlighting AirVenture for many warbird fans was the appearance of a rebuilt de Havilland Mosquito owned by Jerry Yagen of the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Almost 8,000 Mosquitoes were built during the 1940s, but Yagen’s plane is one of only two examples that are airworthy today. The rare plane, made largely of wood, flew in the airshow and was presented at one of the popular twice-daily “Warbirds in Review” programs.

“I would have come to Oshkosh just to see the Mosquito fly,” said Morty Lloyd, a pilot and warbird enthusiast from Chattanooga, Tennessee. [Read more…]

Picture of the Day makes a global connection


Star Novak, a frequent contributor of photos to General Aviation News, found a photo from this year’s AirVenture that immediately caught her eye and we ran it as the Picture of the Day, with a plea to help find the woman in the photo.

With some help from Brian Krause, Star was able to track down the woman, Lise Nansen from Norway, and send her an original of the photo.

She got this great message back: [Read more…]