Some Canadians wanted a transcontinental Air Race of their own to rival the American Bendix Trophy Race. A major Canadian brewery stepped up, and the Moosehead Trophy Trans-Canada Air Race was born. It was set to run from Vancouver, British Columbia to Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2,760 miles.
In 1961, Archibald McKenzie, an ex-RCAF pilot struck gold in the Yukon. In 1965, he put a team together to rebuild a Mosquito Mk.IV with souped-up Merlins and Shackleton propellers. He figured this combination could carry enough fuel efficiently to fly the race non-stop. The airplane, nicknamed “Miss Yukon, won handily at an average speed of 432.67 mph. The pilot was named Viggo Olsen, a Danish immigrant who flew Mosquitos in the RAF
Apparently there is a limit to the the length of text in these posts. I’ll continue here. The model is OOB except for the Airfix Shackelton propellers.i sanded down the nose glass and painted over it. Sparesbox decals. Brush-painted Future over Testors Flat Red and Flat Aluminum.
I like it.