World’s only airworthy World War One bomber takes to the skies

What a fitting testament to the genius of the engineers at Retrotec and the dedication of all involved in this remarkable restoration. All at TPM would like to congratulate Guy and Janice Black, as well as pilot Dodge Bailey and the entire HAC team, on a successful first flight for the world’s only airworthy World […]

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Endcliffe Park commemorative flypast honours crew of B-17G Mi Amigo

  For those in and around Sheffield this Friday, specifically Endcliffe Park at 8.45am, the planned flypast on Friday 22nd February, has now been confirmed. Nearly 75 years ago, Mi Amigo was badly damaged by enemy fighters on a raid to Aalborg, Denmark. The raid was a diversionary mission, designed to confuse Luftwaffe defences as […]

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Remembering Operation Jericho 75 years on

75 years ago, Mosquitoes from 140 Wing 2TAF carried out one of the famous precision bombing raids of the war. Operation Jericho saw 18 Mosquito FB.VI aircraft from 464 Squadron RAAF, 487 Squadron RNZAF and 21 Squadron RAF, along with a single PRU Mosquito, escorted by Hawker Typhoons from 198 and 174 Squadrons, strike Amiens […]

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Remembering the loss of RL249 – 70 years on

  14 February 2019 marks a special day for The People’s Mosquito. It marks the 70th anniversary since the loss of Mosquito RL249, the former 23 Squadron NF.36 piloted by Pilot Officer ‘Dickie’ Colbourne alongside his regular navigator and friend, Flight Sergeant William Kirby. The crash claimed the life of Flight Sergeant Kirby and resulted […]

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New Mosquito painting helps support The People’s Mosquito

  The People’s Mosquito introduces a new work by aviation artist Matthew Emeny, titled ‘Mossie cross the Mersey’. Regular followers of our Facebook Group will have seen images of the Mosquito painting in progress over recent weeks and it’s now possible to reserve a limited edition print of this eye-catching scene, depicting a fictional Mosquito […]

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Mosquito documentary from a must-see aviation channel

The Mosquito’s enduring appeal and the story of its incredible genesis, characterised by the design brilliance and tenacity of De Havilland in 1939-1940, have given rise to several films and documentaries over the decades, but it’s always delightful to see the story told of the genius of British aeronautical design that conceived this most iconic […]

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A tribute to Paul Allen

  It was with great sadness that The People’s Mosquito Board learnt of the passing of Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and lifelong warbird enthusiast, yesterday. Paul sadly lost his fight with cancer, following complications from his Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, with which he was diagnosed in the early 1980s. During a lifetime of philanthropy, Mr. […]

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New products for TPM online store

Visitors to our online store will see that with the airshow season now complete, we’ve added some new merchandise, all of which is now available for order online. Many people who came to see us at one of the many shows we attended this summer will have seen some of the new items, and in […]

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The People’s Mosquito announces targeted fundraising to launch UK build

The People’s Mosquito Ltd, invites you to support the most exciting aviation restoration project in the world today.   After close consultation with Retrotec Ltd, the People’s Mosquito now has an achievable, structured five-year engineering plan in place to return RL249 to UK skies. We need to fundraise £499,000 over the next 12 months to […]

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The Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport Fly-in

On Saturday, 10th June, 2018, TPM’s very own Ross Sharp, was back on air, providing airshow commentary and promoting The People’s Mosquito to a diverse New England audience in the US.   Sanford is a small town in rural Maine, about 12 miles back from that State’s scenic coastline, and close to Kennebunkport, a Mecca for […]

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