Rod Lewis' Mosquito PZ474 has flown

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Thanks for the link to that story. I certainly agree with that chap at the end. They deserve five or six beers after completing that job to that standard! Well done all.

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ten million dollars, AU or US? just shows what a mossie costs

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I'm not sure why it would be AUD!

I certainly agree with that chap at the end. They deserve five or six beers after completing that job to that standard

That particular chap happens to be of the restorers who's been at it for a while and knows his stuff, it was great to see him on camera again!....and, by pure coincidence, his father made the first post on this page!

For those without Facebook, AvSpecs has uploaded the story to YouTube:
https://youtu.be/5GHje78cXvQ

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Hi All,
Update on PZ474 30/03, http://www.facebook.com/Avspecs in relation to across the pond flyers like the Genesis album title says And There Were Three ...:eagerness:

We are very happy to report that PZ474 has arrived safe and sound in San Antonio. Our team has already unpacked it all and we are delighted to report "no damage".

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Some assembly required...:D

Geoff.

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I was under the impression there were 4? The 3 Avspecs Mossies & the one resto'd in Canada? (I don't count Kermits hangar queen...)

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You're right, the three built by Avspecs and the Bob Jens Mosquito C-FHMJ (VR796) in Canada - but it hasn't flown since 2015 (and has been rumored to be for sale). Steve Hinton has time on three of the four.

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Hi All,
O.K. then four if you count the Bob Jens Mosquito C-FHMJ (VR796) but like stated has not flown since 2015 which it makes it a potential to fly IMPO. Apologies I should of added currently flying, which is such a shame after all that effort to make VR796 airworthy again....:rolleyes:.

Just found this photo plus 11 extra photos of delivery and the start of reassembly of PZ474 courtesy of http://www.facebook.com/KiwiMosquitos/......:eagerness:

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This one below courtesy of :- http://www.facebook.com/Avspecs

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Geoff.

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It is great that they can built, dismantle, ship and rebuilt a Mossie in next to no time.

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I figured the reference to three regarded flyable aircraft in the USA.

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That is a thing of beauty.

Am I the only one, though, who prefers it without the rockets fitted?

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Lewis Air Legends on FB have just published air to air footage at Oshkosh....rockets attached.

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Hi All,
Seafuryfan - I have just been on they're page and thought odd nobody had published the following considering how good this particular aircraft looks.

Video courtesy of Lewis Air Legends http://www.lewisairlegends.com/ / Pictures and notes courtesy of:- http://www.facebook.com/Avspecs

Congratulations to all involved with this excellent aircraft.......:applause:

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Our big week at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh culminated in the Warbirds of America awards dinner on Saturday night. Congratulations to all the talented members of our great team. Grand Champions! Also, a huge thanks to Rod Lewis and the Lewis Air Legends team for making this possible........:eagerness:

ENJOY!!!

Geoff.

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Well deserved! Congrats to the team.
I had a chance to look it over at Oshkosh.It's as magnificent as you'd imagine.
It wasn't the only DH to win an award. The DHC-1 Chipmunk I'm partnered in won "Best primary trainer" I was chuffed!

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Congratulations to the team at Avspecs, well deserved. Nice to see a bunch of Australians winning an award against tough competition ! Australian actors like Russell Crowe, Australian bands like Split Enz and Australian racehorses like Phar Lap just go to show what a nation of champions can do !

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I think you'll find Avspecs hail from the other side of the Tasman Sea!

Edit: Ah, ok, my Irony Detector has just come on line...