The only flying De Havilland Mosquito will have a busy schedule in North America this summer, according to its owner Jerry Yagen of the Fighter Factory. As we reported earlier, the reconstructed Mosquito, which flew for the first time in September, has made several public appearances in New Zealand where AVspecs, the company that did the restoration, is based. Sometime this spring the aircraft, which was originally built in Canada, will be shipped to North America, and Yagen said it will be at a lot of airshows this coming season, including his own Warbirds Over the Beach in Virginia Beach May 17-19. It will also make an appearance not far from the factory where it was built.
The Mosquito will headline the Hamilton Air Show June 15-16. Hamilton is about 30 miles west of Toronto, where the original aircraft was built. In addition to its solo performance, the Mosquito will join a formation flight of warbirds that will include the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Lancaster bomber along with a Spitfire and a Hurricane. There will also be a gathering of Mosquito pilots.