At the end of World War Two, Don McVicar set up World Wide Aviation in Montreal and successfully entered the fiercely competitive business of ferrying both new and patched-up aircraft around the world, mostly for the newly emerging national airlines in Europe.
Then, while a spectator at the U.S. National Air Races in 1947, an idea was born. Surely a de Havilland Mosquito would have a chance? The author's entertaining and exciting account of how he sought, bought and entered a Mosquito for the Bendix race in 1948 is skilfully interwoven with the story of his ferrying business which reached 15 countries on 4 continents.
Mosquito Racer is in the same entertaining style and chronologically follows the authors previous books, Ferry Command, North Atlantic Cat and A Change of Wings.
Dakotas by the Dozen
Freeze-up and Break up
The World-Wide Counselling Service
Ferry Command Reborn
Props and Princesses
Where's the Whisky?
In Aviation There are Some Nice People . . .
. . . But in Aviation There are Also Some Not So Nice People
From Triumph to Tragedy
The World is Small When You Fly a Beechcraft
My Favourite Co-pilot
From California to Cleveland
The National Air Races
The Chicken Coop
A Bonanza Sales Safari
You Can't Win 'Em All
Fox Zebra Charlie