…mighty wooden aeroplanes grow. When Tony Agar’s Mosquito NFII rebuild conducted its irst engine runs at East Kirkby, it marked the latest milestone for this truly magniicent project, one that embodies all that’s best about aircraft preservation

East Kirkby’s inal night run of the season, during November 2018, and the port Merlin 25 on Tony Agar’s Mosquito NFII HJ711 is powered up.

A bungalow in Huntington, near York. Not the most obvious place for one of the most outstanding of all British preservation projects to begin, but Tony Agar had to start somewhere. Mind you, when he set about gathering de Havilland Mosquito parts in the early 1970s, he had no idea of what would follow.

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