Totally awesome machine. I used to drive a small 'hot' hatchback that was like driving a go-kart - great fun. That's how I imagine the spitfire was
like to fly.
When Winkle Brown died the other day, there was audio of his recollections of flying
and he remarked how he loved the spitfire. He spoke about how the pilot felt like part of the plane back then - it was symbiotic.
Tear-arseing around in the cockpit of a spitfire must have been as close to growing wings as we can get.
Good bit of kit from a local boy, always liked to look at the one in the Hanley museum and always proud of those who saved us, remember a year or so
ago walking back home and there was a Lancaster bomber at about 20 feet above the roof tops right in front of me...never made me prouder.
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