Exciting news was announced by Peter Monk, Managing Director of Flyaspitfire.com and the Spitfire Company (Biggin Hill) on 6 February 2023. In a few years’ time they expect to have their own airworthy Mosquito at Biggin Hill!
The subject is an (yet unrevealed) FB Mk.VI that will be restored by the world leading Mosquito restoration firm, Avspecs in New Zealand.
Although there is plenty of expertise in restoring historic aircraft of metal construction at Biggin Hill, the restoration of a ‘Wooden Wonder’ is a different piece of cake, and that is why Avspecs Ltd. has been selected as restorer.
Upon completion the aircraft will join the fleet of two seat Spitfires and other WWII aircraft that are available for flight experiences at Biggin Hill. It is expected that the restoration of this future unique British ‘Mossie’ will take at least three years.
Photo (just illustrative) of Mosquito KA114 at Oshkosh 2022 by Gert Jan Mentink