LIFE WITH A LEGEND

Recollections of Mosquito RR299 may fade, but are never totally forgotten. We talked to two of its illustrious former British Aerospace pilots about campaigning the much-missed machine around airshows at home and abroad

A late-1980s image by a British Aerospace photographer of Mosquito RR299.
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There seemed no end to it. A Venom accident at Hawarden that could have ended in tragedy, the P-38 Lightning crash at Duxford that killed ‘Hoof’ Proudfoot, the non-fatal Bristol Freighter loss at Enstone — July 1996 had already been a terrible month for British historic aviation. Then it got even worse.

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