BREAKING NEWS: Initial Collaboration Announced for Mosquito Project

The Mosquito during flight testing in New Zealand, prior to disassembly and shipment. (Photo Credit: Avspecs Ltd/Military Aviation Museum)
The Mosquito during flight testing in New Zealand, prior to disassembly and shipment. (Photo Credit: Avspecs Ltd/Military Aviation Museum)
Jarry Yagen’s Mosquito during flight testing in New Zealand, prior to disassembly and shipment to the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia.
(Photo Credit: Gavin Conroy )

Today the Vulcan to the Sky Trust and the team behind The People’s Mosquito announced that they are in discussions to see how they can collaborate with a common aim of returning an iconic deHavilland Mosquito to flying condition in the United Kingdom.  The People’s Mosquito project began life in the ether-world of Twitter in the closing days of 2011 when warbird enthusiast and part-time aircraft restorer, John Lilley, casually tweeted about his long-standing dream to bring a de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito back to British skies again. His simple message received a massive positive response, with supportive replies  coming from all over the world and from all types of people. Other Twitter members seized upon the idea, and it wasn’t long before a core group had come together to eventually become ‘The People’s Mosquito’. That group has now grown to a virtual ‘army’ of many thousands across the globe. Click HERE to read previous WarbirdsNews articles about The People’s Mosquito. As our readers might already know, the Vulcan to the Sky Trust is a British charity established nearly two decades ago to restore, maintain and operate the remarkable Vulcan XH558. With XH558’s final flight just occurring a couple of weeks ago, Vulcan to the Sky Trust has set upon the continued mission of preserving aviation heritage and educating future generations both about its historical impact and in the science of flight itself. The People’s Mosquito seems like a perfect way for the Vulcan to the Sky Trust of augmenting their already prodigious achievements. (Click HERE to see our previous articles about the Vulcan to the Sky Trust).

WarbirdsNews will be keeping tabs on the collaboration over the coming weeks and we will bring you the very latest news on this breaking development.

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