The unique De Havilland Mosquito Nightfighter to be found at the Yorkshire Air Museum will be on central display adjacent to the Control Tower over the weekend of 30th June and 1st July, in celebration of this famous name in British aviation.
An ambitious objective to get the engines running, to coicide with a reunion of the Mosquito Aircrew Association has seen a frenetic amount of work being undetaken, and is tantalizingly near completion. However, due to the unavailability of some parts, it is NOT now possible to run the Mosquito engines.
However, the occasion will still provide plenty for our visitors to see and enjoy and there is no additional charge for this event!
Other De Havilland aircraft in the Museum’s collection are the BE2b, which was one Geoffrey De Havilland’s earliest designs, the “twin boom” Vampire, Britain’s second jet fighter and also of largely wooden contruction as in the Mosquito, the Devon VIP transport and the Comet derived Nimrod MR2, XV250.
The Devon has been beautifully restored and is now in ground running condition, and will be powered up at around 2pm on both days of the event. It is planned that it will conduct a short taxi run on the peri-track, to thrill the crowds.
Members of the Nimrod team will be on hand and will be offering a unique one of opportunity for visitors to see inside this rare aircraft. This will be by donation towards the upkeep and running of the Nimrod. Access will be subject to time and space allowing, as a limited number of people at any one time can be aboard the aircraft.
A Spitfire flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has been allocated for both days, scheduled to take place shortly before or after the Devon engine runs.