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Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:01 pm
by Xplumberlives
Thanks Madam

That's GOOD news! :ymapplause:

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:15 pm
by Cluny
Glad it's been confirmed at last :ymapplause:

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 4:59 pm
by Varcs
Hi all

just to let you know, there will be a small interview with the Project lead John Lilley in the next issue of online magazine "Airshow Stuff"http://magazine.airshowstuff.com/index.html
Also, the FAQ page is beginning to expand and will do in the near future too. There is a lot happening behind the scenes that cant really be spoken about till its finalised, but the website is a good place to go for answers to questions (if I cant help).

Varcs

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 5:14 pm
by Mayfly

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 9:49 pm
by Sploosher
just watched that video, it was great to see one in the air again, the last one I saw fly was at the Strathallen collection in the early 80`s.......... :D

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:37 am
by Varcs
The FAQ's have been updated. Hopefully a lot of the queries from "other" sites have now been answered.http://peoplesmosquito.wordpress.com/faqs/#F1

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 11:15 am
by Xplumberlives
Nice update but it would be GREAT if aviation enthusiasts spent another hour proof reading their output! :-o

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:50 am
by Varcs
Announcement of Patron:
Patron

The People’s Mosquito is delighted to have join as our patron, Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Sir John Allison, KCB, CBE, FRAeS, RAF.

Sir John entered the RAF College Cranwell in 1961, and was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in 1964. In a distinguished Service career, he flew fighters such as the Lightning, Phantom and Tornado (although his favourite was, perhaps, the Phantom) and rose to some of the most senior appointments in the Royal Air Force, including Air Officer Commanding 11 Group. He retired in 1999 as Air Officer Commanding Strike Command. He was, however, perhaps better known by the general public as a superb display pilot, particularly of World War Two aircraft. His precise yet exciting displays of Rolls-Royce owned and Shuttleworth Collection aircraft have thrilled air show crowds for many years.

Sir John has flown more than 100 types of aircraft, and is a tireless advocate for all forms of aviation. As well as being a Director and Trustee of the Shuttleworth Collection, he is President of the Light Aircraft Association, and President of a Europe-wide aviation organization, the GA Alliance.

Sir John and Lady Allison have five children and twelve grandchildren.

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:33 pm
by Varcs

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:47 pm
by Xplumberlives
Thanks Varcs, with BR on board the project has more credibility! :D

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:38 am
by Varcs
There is probably a lot more to come too. Its just that when you start a project there is much to do. Normally all this is done privately and then all released together, but the way the project was started totally in public it has left us open to criticism for not being quick enough! A double edged sword I think. It wouldnt have worked without being done the way it was but was bound to attract criticism for the way it was done!

Some of the personal criticism stung some of the team, but they wont stop because of that, and as you can see from this example, much is happening behind the scenes.

Thanks for the positive note! :)

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:09 am
by Mayfly
If it helps at all the TVOC and in turn the Trust took a lot of stick - some was correct some, most in fact was totally out of place and thrown about by arm chair experts who haven't a clue. There is lot that can be achieved under the cloak of 'Commercial in Confidence', but many think that is an excuse for keeping secrets!

The only thing that bothers me about what I have read so far is -- cost £5m, time scale 5 years. From what I've seen it will either cost much more to achieve that time scale or take much longer to stay in budget. It took Glynn 5 years just to build his molds :-o

I wish you all best - a British Mozzie would be good to see.

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:33 am
by Varcs
For The Peoples Mosquito, that ratio is simply seen as a great challenge! Its certainly a big effort that will be needed, but there is as I alluded to, a lot going on behind the scenes to cement partnerships and relationships that can help this happen. It is going to be hard work, but we have to try. I'm sure there maybe possibly probably has been contact with someone at TVOC too ;)

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:50 am
by Mayfly
The PM Mozzie build is under way with £50k allowing the ribs to be cut. Still a long way to go but a start.

http://peoplesmosquito.wordpress.com/20 ... ting-wood/

We know Corin and his wood work [obviously] is superb. This is the fourth build he has been involved with that I know of.

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:57 am
by Dougs
At last it's been a very long time coming was beginning to think it might not happen

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2023 9:18 am
by Mayfly
I see the People's Mosquito project made national news yesterday. They think it'll take about another 4 years.

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2023 6:20 pm
by Sooty655
It's also been announced there's an NZ one coming to Biggin Hill.

Re: Peoples Mosquito

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2023 2:05 pm
by Mayfly
That looks promising.