LAHC 30th Anniversary Event, 22nd September 2018. First public port engine run.
LAHC press release:
Tony Agars Mosquito HJ711 spings into life!
On the road to restoration these last few weeks Mosquito HJ711 has thrown many a snag, dilemma and problem at our team but on Wednesday night she
fired back into life and MY GOODNESS she sounds sweet!
As dusk began to fall the wind dropped and allowed us to bring HJ out of the hangar with the plan to wake her up from a 70 year slumber.
She was towed to the
large concrete pan and tied down. With our trustworthy fire crew on standby and under Tonys watchful eye the team primed, checked, took a breath and pressed THAT button.
The port engine turned, coughed and burst into life for the first
time before running out of prime (video below) another prime and off she went smoking and then clearing through to produce the most tremendous sound reverberating around the airfield. So sweet is the sound of such a hard earned achievement. We are proud to
have leant our support to such a courageous and unique project. Well done Tony!
Video of the Mosquito's first engine run on Wednesday 19th September 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYfiFDVg98M&feature=youtu.be&utm_source=Customers&utm_campaign=ef2d3d491d-RAFBF_2012_Airshow_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_50f848a116-ef2d3d491d-424196801
Longer LAHC Mosquito videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEZSrizirVA and