World War II bomber coming to Tauranga

By Staff reporter

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An iconic aircraft from the Second World War is set to fly into Tauranga after being rebuilt.

The world's only flying De Havilland Mosquito will arrive next Wednesday afternoon and be on show at Classic Flyers Museum for the afternoon.

It is the first Mosquito to fly anywhere in the world for nearly 20 years after it was rebuilt at Ardmore Aerodrome in Auckland.

In conjunction with the arrival of the iconic aircraft, the Aviation Historical Society will hold a special meeting at 6pm open to the public, which will allow enthusiasts to see the aircraft up close and listen to a presentation by the aircraft's current pilot Keith Skilling.

The team responsible for the rebuild of the aircraft will also be present.

Following the Bay display, the aircraft's owner, Jerry Yagen, is set to take the plane to the USA.

- BAY OF PLENTY TIMES

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