The Brookland Mosquite Gyrocopter The Mayor went along to the Daleside Arms on Sunday morning to see the Brookland Mosquite gyrocopter that Trevor Brooks has restored in memory of his […]
The Mayor went along to the Daleside Arms on Sunday morning to see the Brookland Mosquite gyrocopter that Trevor Brooks has restored in memory of his late uncle Ernie Brooks .
The gyrocopter was on display outside of the pub and even though it was raining , lashing down , several people came along to see it and take photos.
After a celebration lunch in memory of Ernie and a specially baked cake to mark the occasion Trevor took the gyrocopter across to Teesside Airport to re-create the scene there on the 9 March 1969 when tragically Ernie was killed test flying one of his gyrocopters . Happier times this time and several members of the Brooks family were allowed to go ‘air-side’ for a family photograph to be taken with Trevor’s son James taking the place of Ernie for the photographs .
Afterwards the gyrocopter was taken up to the North East Land Sea and Air Museum at Usworth near Sunderland were it will go on display in their aircraft hangar .