deHavilland Mosquito to Fly at Abbotsford Airshow

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Mosquito-ProgressA very special aircraft has been added to the performers roster for this year’s Abbotsford International Airshow in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Following it’s recently finish in restoration at Victoria Air Maintenance Ltd. in North Saanich, BC, Bob Jens’ deHavilland Mosquito, one of only two flying in the world today, will be flying the Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10, portion of the show.

Bob’s Mosquito is painted in the colors of the famed “F for Freddy” 105 Squadron mossie that survived 213 operations during the Second World War. “F for Freddy” earned a special place in Canadian aviation history by performing spectacular aerobatics over and low, below-rooftop passes through Calgary, Alberta on May 9, 1945 to celebrate the war’s end in Europe.

The aircraft will be on static display for the air show weekend.

More picture can be found on the Victoria Air Maintenance Ltd Facebook Page.

– Anthony Richards

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