24/i/44 – Aircraft test in strong winds and low cloud

24th January 14:25
DH Mosquito XII HK227 ME-E (A/I Mk.VIII)
Pilot: P/O Scott
Navigator (R): Self
NFT
Round the circuit 1-2,000ft in rapidly deteriorating weather
0:55

18:00
DH Mosquito XIII HK367 (A/I Mk.VIII)
A/C TEST
Very unpleasant trip. 50 – 60 mph gusty crosswind – whence terrific take-off swing. Very bumpy: cloud 300ft – shocking visibility & R/T U/S. Another swing on landing & starboard brake binding.
0:05

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