Photo Story: The Silver Spitfire

Photo Story: The Silver Spitfire

A handout picture (above) provided by the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) showing the Silver Spitfire (L), along with three other Spitfire aircraft, take off from Goodwood Aerodrome, Hampshire, southern England, 05 August 2019, issued 06 August 2019. The MOD report that in 2019 two aviators, Matt Jones and Steve Brooks, will attempt to fly a Silver Spitfire around the world, taking in some of the most famous landmarks on the planet from the Grand Canyon in the West to the snow-capped peak of Mount Fuji in the East. The Spitfire is a British treasure and an emblem of freedom…
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WWII Spitfire set for round-the-world flight

WWII Spitfire set for round-the-world flight

Two British aviators take off Monday on a first-ever attempt to fly a Spitfire around the world, proclaiming the iconic fighter plane as a symbol of freedom. The restored plane fought in World War II but has been de-militarised, stripped of its guns and paintwork to reveal the shining, silvery metal underneath. The 76-year-old plane is due to take off from Goodwood Aerodrome in England for a four-month, 43,500-kilometre adventure westwards around the globe. Taking turns, Steve Brooks, 58, and Matt Jones, 45, who run a flight academy, will pilot the Silver Spitfire to around 30 countries and soar over…
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