de Havilland Mosquito flies in Canada

On June 16, Mosquito B.35 VR796 (CF-HML) made its first flight from Victoria airport in Canada following a very long restoration. The aircraft, which had not flown in 48 years, was piloted by Steve Hinton. There are only two airworthy Mosquito in the world currently, the other one being Jerry Yagen’s Mosquito FB.26 KA114 which first flew in 2012.


NB: The flight took place in Victoria, Canada, and not Australia as initially reported. Mea maxima culpa.  🙁

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  1. For Australia read Canada? Lol!

    • Keith MacKay on June 20, 2014 at 3:13 AM
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    Canada NOT Australia…………..!!

    • William Bird on June 20, 2014 at 3:33 AM
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    This flight is from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. If you check your map, you will find that this city is several thousand kilometers removed from Australia.

    1. Woke up this morning and found several emails and comments regarding my stupid mistake. It actually made me laugh at myself, so I guess I’ve earned a little sarcasm!

  2. Victoria is a State in Australia – we have no Victoria city here. Thanks for the post of this Mosquito flying once more.

    1. I know. I initially mixed up the Australian state of Victoria and the Canadian city of Victoria. And got mocked some in the process, but I did deserve it. 🙂

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