Episode 45 – The Mosquito Honour Dinner

Episode Forty Five – The Mosquito Honour Dinner

Host: Dave Homewood

Guests: Peter McQuarters, Frank Parker, Peter Fahey, Peter Anderson, Allan George, Glyn Powell, Warren Denholm, Jerry Yagen, Richard Gates, Keith Skilling and Dave Phillips

Duration: 53 minutes

Topic: On the eve of the de Havilland Mosquito KA114 making its debut flight at its new home at Virginia Beach, USA, we look back to the evening of Saturday the 29th of September 2012, the Mosquito Honour Dinner.

This was the grand dinner event following the Mosquito’s debut airshow at Ardmore Airport, Auckland, New Zealand. The Honour Dinner was held in the New Zealand Warbirds hangar, and the guest speakers included the following, in the order that they are heard:

Peter McQuarters – MC
Frank Parker – New Zealand Warbirds President
Peter Fahey – Mosquito First Flight
Peter Anderson – co-MC
Allan George – Pathfinder Veteran
Glyn Powell – Restorer from Mosquito Restorations Ltd
Warren Denholm – Restorer from Avspecs Ltd
Jerry Yagen – Mosquito Onwer
Richard Gates – Former Ardmore Airport CEO
Keith Skilling – Mosquito pilot
Dave Phillips – Mosquito pilot

As this is recorded at a live event the audio quality is as best could be achieved in a hangar with over 400 people, and dinner being prepared by caterers. However it is still a great record of that exciting evening.

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