De Havilland Mosquito Restored To Former Glory
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A Glorious Piece of Aviation History
After years of restoration, the VR 79 De Havilland Mosquito takes flight. Built out of wood, there aren’t many left of these planes which makes it really special.
For over a decade, no Mosquitoes were flying. Finally, in 2009, Victoria Air Maintenance started restoring an original Mosquito to take the skies again. It’s built from the original fuselage- its wood is the one that was in the aircraft when it was flying.
This video walks us through the incredible process of restoring an aircraft that hasn’t been flown for 50 years. It’s also known as the world’s only known flying original Mosquito.
Overall, it was a wonderful restoration, and hats off to the people who put in the work on such a historically significant machine!