Advisory: Mosquito warplane landing at Kelowna Airport

June 2, 2022

Historic de Havilland Mosquito flies to KF Aerospace on Monday, June 6th

*WEATHER PERMITTING*

Come watch the newest member of the KF Centre for Excellence aircraft collection land in Kelowna! Affectionately known as ‘Mossie’ or ‘the Wooden Wonder’ the de Havilland 98 Mosquito (VR796) is a WW2 fighter-bomber featuring a unique wooden frame. Famous for hitting top speeds on decisive wartime missions and mapping out Canada’s northernmost reaches, the Mosquito brings an aviation legend to the Okanagan on the 78th Anniversary of D-Day.

Call Sign: VR796
Estimated Time of Arrival: 11:15am (YLW)


Weather permitting
, the aircraft will depart from Vancouver International Airport (YVR), making a stop at Abbotsford Airport (YXX) before arriving at Kelowna International Airport (YLW) at approximately 11:15am. The aircraft will taxi to the KF Aerospace apron where it will be parked for a welcoming celebration and later stationed in the KF hangars. Follow the KF social media channels for live updates.

The KF Centre for Excellence aircraft collection launches later this summer.