Opportunity to fly a Second World War fighter plane this Christmas

This year the Civil Aviation Authority has brought with itself the Christmas present for those who foster the dream of flying in a Second World War fighter plane. Recently the Civil Aviation Authority has certified the Boultbee flight Academy of West Sussex that it can make Spitfire TR9 accessible to those who wish to fly in it. The Spitfire TR9 aircraft was built in 1944 during the Second World War. It is the only two seated aircraft out of the seven existing Spitfires in the world.

This fighter aircraft is powered by the Rolls Royce Merlin engine which is of 1,750 Horse-power. Earlier the Spitfire was only in the reach of fighter pilots. In fact it was particularly made to give training to the fighter plane pilots.  However, now with the approval by the Civil Aviation Authority it has become easy for the common public to get a chance to fly in the Second World War life saver Spitfire TR9, the Mail Online reports.

Even after seventy years of the Second World War there has been no change in the glory of the Spitfire TR9. This aircraft is worth 2 million pounds. Boultbee flight academy along with a newspaper agency offered a scheme to general public where a lucky reader of that newspaper will get an opportunity to feel the extremely unusual experience of flying in the seventy year old magnificent RAF aircraft. The flight journey will be of 20 – 30 minutes which will take place over the English Channel. This will be complimented with one night stay in the hotel. There is also good news for those who won’t be a part of this lucky draw. By paying £270, the public will be able to enjoy this amazingly extraordinary flight.

Ian Harvey

Ian Harvey is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE