For more than 16 years there were no flying Mosquitoes, until this airplane, KA114, made its return to the air. This example was originally manufactured in Canada — de Havilland licensed production to various companies in Britain and abroad. KA114 never saw combat and was found deteriorating in a farmer’s field in Alberta, Canada, when it was purchased by the Canadian Museum of Flight in 1978 and then, in 2004, by the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, which oversaw restoration. That work took eight years and was conducted in Auckland, New Zealand, by restoration experts at AVspecs. The paint scheme on the airplane is that of the Royal New Zealand 487th Squadron, which flew Mosquitoes during the war.