Huntington Beach Airshow 10.1.2021

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Posted 11.23.2021

"Mosquitos" were developed during World War II and served with the Royal Air Force (R.A.F.), the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Royal Australian Air Force as well as scores of others during the conflict. Their design and power gave them the speed to serve a variety of roles, including fighter-bomber, night fighter, photo reconnaissance, and more.  The DH.98s continued in service with the R.A.F. and other services until the 1950s.  This DH.98 "Mosquito" is part of the Charles Somers Warbird Collection and its visit to Planes of Fame is made possible through his generosity.  It is one of only four surviving"Mosquitos" that still fly (over 7,500 were built).       Photos courtesy of Rob Askegaard, Mike Costello, John Rittenhouse

Posted 11.19.2021

"Here are some pictures of the B-29 :DOC" taken at Chino next to the Yanks Air Museum on Sunday, Sept 26, 2021

DOC was restored by volunteers at the Boeing facility in Wichita. It is beautiful inside and out. They "gave" rides to passengers for $400 to $1500 depending on where they sat in the plane."   Rob Askegaard