De Haviland DH 98: Mosquito

Ever since being chastised as a young boy by my older sister for not understanding that there haven’t always been airplanes, I have had a fascination with aircraft.  In particular, warplanes.  My favorite being the P-38 Lightning.  It would be difficult, however, to brag about America’s great two engine fighter-bomber from World War II, without paying homage to Great Britain’s contribution in the two engine category.  Built mostly of wood, this incredibly fast and versatile warplane lived up to its name by being a constant nuisance to Great Britain’s enemies – in particular, Germany.

IMG_9304 I took these photos at the EAA Airventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin last spring.

IMG_9392 If you like air-shows, the EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin has all the bells and whistles.  Last year’s show featured visits from Sir Richard Branson and White Knight II along with an excellent display of vintage British and American aircraft from World War II now owned and operated by Vintage Wings of Canada.  You can find their website here:  http://www.vintagewings.ca/.  The French showed up with an Airbus.  A B-17 flew in and offered people rides.  I could go on but I’ll stop now.  It’s a great show and a great venue.

IMG_9401 For more information about this plane follow this link:   http://www.airventuremuseum.org/collection/aircraft/de%20Havilland%20DH%2098%20Mosquito.asp#TopOfPage.

For more information about EAA Airventure follow this link:  http://www.airventuremuseum.org/default.asp


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