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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Final Landing?

De Havilland Mosquito ZK-MOS touched down on runway 21 at Ardmore 21 January at 1859NZDT from Matamata making perhaps its last landing on NZ soil prior to export to its owner in the United States.  The aircraft had been centre piece for the previous weekend's Warbirds over Wairarapa air show conducted at Masterton and it stopped off at Matamata in the Waikato District where the annual Walsh Memorial Flying School ( was concluding its two weeks of operation.

The Mosquito was joined by Ardmore based Strikemaster ZK-STR for its last leg from Matamata to Ardmore and both arrived overhead the airfield in formation with the "Blunty" following the Mosquito onto finals before carrying out a low approach and overshoot to land number two.

It has been a privilege to follow the progress of the Mosquito and provide updates and photos via this forum.

Mossie pilot Keith Skilling strapped into his Chipmunk and departed forthwith for home!

And the moon Monday night - just because........................

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