So how do you get a warbird safely from one side of the world to the other? Well, in the case of Jerry Yagen’s recently restored de Havilland Mosquito, known as KA114, it’s being disassembled and placed into a shipping container for it’s trip home to the U.S. New Zealand warbird experts Avspecs Limited rebuilt the twin-engined aircraft, nicknamed the “Wooden Wonder” for its mostly wood construction, last year. Following it’s first post-restoration flight last September, KA114 – a Canadian-built fighter-bomber variant of the Mossy — made several public appearances throughout New Zealand. Check out the video \to see how the Avspecs crew carefully prepped the plane before it heads to Yagen’s Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Va.
MAN In Action
MAN In Action
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It’s headed to the largest actively flying museum in the hemisphere. Search “Military Aviation Museum .org.” The museum houses growing number of military aircraft from the first half of the 20th century. Almost all of them are flight capable and many are flown to shows all over North America. The Mosquito is not, yet, scheduled for a show, but keep in touch on the website.
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