Mosquito Keeps Buzzing

The Mosquito in the hanger, for more pics: https://www.facebook.com/Avspecs
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The world’s only airworthy De Havilland Mosquito, FB.26 KA114, is returning home to Virginia Beach.  Its owner, Jerry Yagen, had sent it to Avspecs Ltd in New Zealand for restoration.

Avspecs gave the Mosquito back its wings, transforming it into a flightworthy warbird once more.  Part of February was spent disassembling the rebuilt fighter-bomber.  It made its way home over sea, via the Pacific Ocean and the Panama Canal.  Andy Hosking and Russell Jenkins of Avspecs traveled ahead to help with its reassembly stateside.

The Mosquito in the hanger, for more pics: https://www.facebook.com/Avspecs
The Mosquito in the hanger, for more pics: https://www.facebook.com/Avspecs

 

It was slated to arrive in Philadelphia on March 12, should be airborne by April, and will star at the Warbirds over the Beach airshow, hosted by Virginia Beach’s Military Aviation Museum.  The airshow takes place the weekend of May 17.

 

For more information on Avspecs Ltd and the restoration, visit their website at www.warbirdrestoration.co.nz.

Moreno-Aguiari

Born in Milan, Italy, Moreno moved to the U.S. in 1999 to pursue a career as a commercial pilot. His aviation passion began early, inspired by his uncle, an F-104 Starfighter Crew Chief, and his father, a military traffic controller. Childhood adventures included camping outside military bases and watching planes at Aeroporto Linate. In 1999, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to obtain his commercial pilot license, a move that became permanent. With 24 years in the U.S., he now flies full-time for a Part 91 business aviation company in Atlanta. He is actively involved with the Commemorative Air Force, the D-Day Squadron, and other aviation organizations. He enjoys life with his supportive wife and three wonderful children.

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Born in Milan, Italy, Moreno moved to the U.S. in 1999 to pursue a career as a commercial pilot. His aviation passion began early, inspired by his uncle, an F-104 Starfighter Crew Chief, and his father, a military traffic controller. Childhood adventures included camping outside military bases and watching planes at Aeroporto Linate. In 1999, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to obtain his commercial pilot license, a move that became permanent. With 24 years in the U.S., he now flies full-time for a Part 91 business aviation company in Atlanta. He is actively involved with the Commemorative Air Force, the D-Day Squadron, and other aviation organizations. He enjoys life with his supportive wife and three wonderful children.

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