Requiem for the Wooden Wonder

Requiem for the Wooden Wonder

Postby Fred Martin on Fri 27 Nov 2009, 2:01 pm

I have just finnished scanning a batch of old warbird slides that rarely see the light of day , and these shots brought a lump to my throat . It seems such a long time ago now , since the Mosquito was a regular performer on the airshow scene , just shows you , never take anything for granted .
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Re: Requiem for the Wooden Wonder

Postby Lomcevak26 on Fri 27 Nov 2009, 2:07 pm

Up there with the best RR299 shots I've seen posted on here. Indeed, much-missed! Where were shots 4 + 5 taken, incidentally?
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Re: Requiem for the Wooden Wonder

Postby MrAngry2 on Fri 27 Nov 2009, 2:24 pm

Fred Martin wrote: just shows you , never take anything for granted .


Something I think we are all guilty of to a point in regards to the airshow scene. Fantastic shots of her.
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Re: Requiem for the Wooden Wonder

Postby EMarsh on Fri 27 Nov 2009, 2:42 pm

MrAngry2 wrote:
Fred Martin wrote: just shows you , never take anything for granted .


Something I think we are all guilty of to a point in regards to the airshow scene. Fantastic shots of her.


Amen to that.

Nice shots of a beautiful aircraft, thanks for posting.
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Re: Requiem for the Wooden Wonder

Postby Abingdonman on Fri 27 Nov 2009, 6:31 pm

A great memory of the Mosquito was popping into Salisbury Hall after seeing a sign on the roadside that they had a bit of an airshow,I had no idea and it was just sheer luck that we visited the RSPCA centre next door on THE flying day,what was special was as soon as we had parked up we heard the Merlins and it came in low and fast,and did some tremendous passes.... we had had the Mosquito flying around when it was based at Hatfield,but never like this..........I still rarely go anywhere dressed up without my Mosquito aircraft museum badge on my lapel :wink:
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Re: Requiem for the Wooden Wonder

Postby Unknown74 on Fri 27 Nov 2009, 8:25 pm

I was looking at my miniature Corgi version of the Mosquito (the Corgi Collection Guy Gibson one) recently and just thought tragic shame that there isn't an airborne Mosquito now. I was really horrid what happened with RR299 and R.I.P. to the crew.

Didn't realise that Mosquito was aparently the Tornado/ MRCA of it's day.
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Re: Requiem for the Wooden Wonder

Postby F-86 on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 1:04 pm

Superb shots, hope we get to see another fly soon. :clap:
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Re: Requiem for the Wooden Wonder

Postby baseleg on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 3:06 pm

Wonderful bit of nostalgia - thanks for sharing them. I wonder if we will ever see one fly again?
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Re: Requiem for the Wooden Wonder

Postby PhilEAF92 on Sat 28 Nov 2009, 10:55 pm

Great pictures of a sadly missed aircraft.
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Re: Requiem for the Wooden Wonder

Postby expat1 on Sun 29 Nov 2009, 4:11 am

She will always be my favoroite warbird. So sadly missed
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Re: Requiem for the Wooden Wonder

Postby ross@macsgrafs.co.uk on Mon 07 Dec 2009, 6:11 am

Would love to see another mossy fly again, sadly missed :sad:
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Re: Requiem for the Wooden Wonder

Postby timuss on Thu 10 Dec 2009, 8:56 pm

Great shots i would have loved to have seen her in the flesh. I'm pretty sure there is a restoration either in Canada or Australia underway to airworthy condition.
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