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    Default Mosquito flyover in Wellington today?

    I heard a rumour last night that the recently restored de Havilland Mosquito was going to partake in a flyover above Wellington today at noon.

    I cannot find anything on-line to confirm this rumour.

    Does anyone know for sure if this is going to happen?

    I want to get out there and take some photographs

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    Default Re: Mosquito flyover in Wellington today?

    Just called Wellington Control Tower.

    Flyover scheduled for 12.10pm comprising Spitfire, Mustang and Mosquito.

    Woo woo

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    Default Re: Mosquito flyover in Wellington today?

    any chance of video for us that dont live in the windy city?
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    Default Re: Mosquito flyover in Wellington today?

    Sorry, I'll be taking photographs (digital) - not video.

    I'll post one or two if they turn out any good

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    Default Re: Mosquito flyover in Wellington today?

    Flying to the airshow at Masterton this weekend.
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    Default Re: Mosquito flyover in Wellington today?

    Wowwwww

    Perfect Wellington day that you get after a southerly's gone through ...
    Wind 190/07 Temp 15 Humidity 63% few clouds at 3200' Vis 10 nm

    Wish I was there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Just called Wellington Control Tower.

    Flyover scheduled for 12.10pm comprising Spitfire, Mustang and Mosquito.

    Woo woo
    The third plane turned out to be a Kittyhawk, not a Mustang (unless there were four and the Mustang was out of sight of the video camera).

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    Default Re: Mosquito flyover in Wellington today?

    I live in Franklin and have been privileged to see the Mosquito fly over about four times and have also seen it on the North Shore a couple of weeks ago. It has such a wonderful sound, pure concentrated power. You have to be fast to see it as well, it just eats up the sky. Haven't managed a photo yet( larger than a small dot)

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    Default Re: Mosquito flyover in Wellington today?

    You wouldn't believe it. I thought I was picking a great site up on the hill above the Stadium to take my photos.

    Normally it would have been great - except these guys decided that their flight path would be directly over my head

    Still, some shots are better than none

    And as John H so rightly pointed out, the Mustang turned out to be a Kittyhawk.
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