Latest Mosquito to take to the skies: From the cockpit

Planes of Fame’s Steve Hinton spoke to FlyPast after flying the latest ‘Wooden Wonder’ to take to the skies

“It’s right up there with the best [warbird] experiences I’ve had,” says Steve Hinton when asked if flying a Mosquito is sheer joy or a trickier task.

Steve hardly needs an introduction in the warbird world; suffice to say he gained his pilot’s licence at the age of 17 and first flew a Mustang aged 19. (There’s more about his flying career within the accompanying panel.) He recalls his first paid pilot job was to fly an F-86 Sabre for the wartime USAAF fighter pilot Bob Hoover (who went on to be a test pilot and an extraordinary display pilot), exactly 50 years ago.


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