Are there any other forum members in the panning shot of the crowd?
I'm not in your panning shot but you must've been stood just to my left
Was a great day, represented by some great photos and videos posted on here. One highlight for me was arriving just as they were towing the Mossie out. The wing went right over my head The whole aircraft was immaculate.
The last of my short vids I took at the Warbirds Open Day. Once again the clips are all ground shots but should give a good idea of the various types of fighter and training aircraft in the flying part of the show.
Post by planewriting on Nov 25, 2018 21:24:10 GMT 12
Since Mosquitoes seem to be the flavour of the month I was intrigued to spot the following in Aviation Historical Society Journal June 1959. "Some more of the ex RNZAF Mosquitoes have been located in the Ashburton area. These are owned by Mr C Horrell and are serialled NZ2327, NZ2334 and NZ2344. Harvard NZ946 also lives with them." I see on ADF serials the three DH98s were disposed of in GSB tender 4980/4981 in 1953. I have NZ946 INST144 these days as being owned in the Methven area (owner unknown). Does anyone know what happened to the DH98s and who now owns the Harvard?
The NZDF Serials site has this for the Harvard: "Sold by GSB tender 262/55 to Horrell Company, Ashburton for twenty five pounds. Presented to Jaycees for use in playground at Methven in 1967. Fuselage stored at Blenheim with J. Walsh and other components with E. Billman, Auckland." And Goodall says: Bennett Aviation, Te Kuiti NZ: open storage .59 Graham Gottrell to childrens playground, Mathven NZ 65/70 Eddie Billman, Auckland .85 (acquired for rebuild of NZ977: que se; fuse. stored on farm, Methven NZ 94)"
Disappointingly Goodall has nothing on the Mossies, and NZDF Serials just says "Declared surplus on SR.4106 and sold by GSB tender number 4980/4981 dated 20 April 1953" for all three.