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Location: The Great White North. Mellowing with age like fine wine!
WWII Mosquito flys again.......!
I know this isn't Corvette, but there's a lot of us who love the old war birds and the restorations thereof. This Mosquito took 5 years to restore, and it flew yesterday for the first time, as is the only flying Mosquito in the world, according to the author. Go big screen, the photography and scenery is beautiful.
And if you like "all wood", how about the Heinkle He-162
It was made from "non-strategic" materials (I think it had some sheet metal, but mostly plywood and such, except for the jet) and set a record that still stands today... Drawing board to flying in 90 days.
The first link in post (from local TV) has a couple of fast low flybys.
00.48 is Jerry Yegans owner
01:19 is test pilot (I think his day job is flying for Cathy Pacific !!)
01:40 is guy who was in charge of the rebuild Warren Denholm)
All the scenery and footage you see in first post this thread, is in and around Waikato river & inland waterways around New Zealands largest city Auckland.
Last edited by Nev Williams; 12-26-2012 at 05:17 PM.