Monday, September 12, 2011

What's it really like to fly a Spitfire?


To mark Battle of Britain Day, which is commemorated later this week, here’s my Daily Express piece on the aircraft that played such a key role in the defence of Britain against the Nazis in 1940.



IT IS the most famous British fighter aircraft of all time.



In 1940 the Spitfire played a crucial role­ in our country’s “finest hour” – our against-the-odds victory against the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain. Since then piloting this iconic plane has been a dream for generations of schoolchildren.


Now the dream could become a reality.

You can read the whole of the article here.




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