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Spitfires Down Under
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Spitfires Down Under

Australia and New Zealand have a unique warbird scene which is dominated by World War Two era aircraft. One of the most classic fighters of that period was the British builtSupermarine Spitfire, an aircraft that was flown by both RAAF and RNZAF pilots during the war. The famous “Grey Nurse” […]

Now YOU can fly in a Spitfire! Flight school is first in the UK to offer trips in the historic WWII planes … and for £10,000, you can even fly in formation
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Now YOU can fly in a Spitfire! Flight school is first in the UK to offer trips in the historic WWII planes … and for £10,000, you can even fly in formation

More than 74 years after the Battle of Britain, aviation buffs will be able to take to the skies in the very same planes in which thousands of heroic RAF pilots fought for their country against the Luftwaffe. Boultbee Flight Academy, based in Sussex, has become the first in the […]

Reach for the sky! Flying instructor wants to build 12 new Spitfires to mark 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain
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Reach for the sky! Flying instructor wants to build 12 new Spitfires to mark 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

It is almost 75 years since they enjoyed their finest hour in the Battle of Britain. And now, an Oxfordshire flying club has marked the momentous occasion by creating a classic Spitfire, albeit in a slightly smaller form than the World War Two version. Led by flying instructor Paul Fowler, […]

Hope Fades in Burma Search for Buried Spitfires
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Hope Fades in Burma Search for Buried Spitfires

A quest to unearth dozens of British Spitfire aircraft thought to be buried in Burma looks likely to come to an unsuccessful end in October, with monsoon rains hampering excavation efforts as the two-year search contract’s expiration nears. For years, rumors have persisted that many of the unassembled planes had […]

Battle of Britain veteran Wing Commander Peter Ayerst
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Battle of Britain hero who tested Birmingham-built Spitfires dies aged 93

A fighter pilot who tested Birmingham-built Spitfires has died at the age of 93. Battle of Britain veteran Wing Commander Peter Ayerst put the famous craft through their paces after they had been produced by Vickers Armstrong in Castle Bromwich. The factory produced up to 320 Spitfires and 30 Lancaster […]

New Zealand and WWII: D-Day landings
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New Zealand and WWII: D-Day landings

In the early hours 6 June 1944, nearly 160,000 Allied soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy to commence the liberation of France. Overhead, tens of thousands of airmen patrolled, defended and attacked. Almost 196,000 Allied sailors with over 5000 ships supported the attack.   The Normandy beaches were divided into […]

Battle of Britain HQ goes on sale as four luxury apartments
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Battle of Britain HQ goes on sale as four luxury apartments

The 18th century former RAF mansion goes on sale as four luxury apartments A MANSION that served as the RAF’s headquarters during the Battle of Britain has been converted into luxury family homes that pay homage to its illustrious past. Bentley Priory Mansion House in Stanmore, north west London, overlooks […]

CLARIDON GROUP SAVE THE SPITFIRE PROJECT IN BURMA
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CLARIDON GROUP SAVE THE SPITFIRE PROJECT IN BURMA

Global Logistics company Claridon Group Ltd have stepped in to save David Cundall’s project to locate buried Spitfires in Burma. After 16 years of dedicating his life to the project as well as his life savings, David is heading back to Burma to resume excavating and finding the Spitfires. Due […]

HAWKER RESTORATIONS LTD
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HAWKER RESTORATIONS LTD

Some folks just have the dream job. Fancy getting out of bed knowing you are off to restore a warbird and to preserve our history. That’s exactly what the team at Hawker Restorations Ltd do! The Hurricane was an extension of the famous in-between wars, Hawker Bi-Planes and entailed complex […]

Obscure facts about the Spitfire that you don’t really need to know
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Obscure facts about the Spitfire that you don’t really need to know

  1 – Many pilots of the early Spitfires were unfamiliar with the plane’s innovative retractable undercarriage. As a result, many early accidents were due to the pilots forgetting to lower their wheels when landing   2 – The Spitfire was the only plane to be continuously under construction throughout […]