Our deepest condolences to all those affected by yesterday’s terrible events at Shoreham Airshow. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives or were injured and remain in hospital.
We will only know the full details of the incident involving Hawker Hunter WV327 once the AAIB has done its work, but there are likely to be consequences for the airshow industry in the UK, and globally, as a result. Safety is the primary concern of all involved in the aviation industry, including the restoration and preservation movement, and we will respond to any consequences in the appropriate manner.
In the meantime, again, our thoughts go out to all those affected by yesterday’s events.
The People’s Mosquito has a simple vision: to see the return of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito to the skies above Britain. The restoration project is a charitable, non-profit one whose aim is to inform and educate the public and future generations on the Mosquito and its place in history. We will achieve this aim by restoring and returning this important aircraft to the sky, in conjunction with building a valuable web-based Mosquito resource.
Our motto is: ‘To fly; To educate; To remember’. Through flying displays around the country and an ‘open hangar’ policy, with an emphasis on education, we hope to communicate to future generations the importance to the war effort of the Mosquito during World War Two, and the unique design and engineering techniques that went into its production. At the same time we will be honouring and remembering those who designed, built, flew and maintained the type in all its roles and locations.
We hope you enjoy our promotional video, featuring colour footage of Mosquitoes in action in 1944. You can watch the full (9 mins) extended version of the video here.