Spitfire

Supermarine Spitfire

One of the most important fighters ever built, the Supermarine Spitfire catches our memory for helping win the Battle of Britain in 1940, but this elegant and agile plane played a host of roles worldwide from 1936–1957. With SL633, Kilo-7 will offer a fully restored LF Mark IXe that served four Air Forces and snared aviation researchers in a 23-year identity search. Read on for a story that proves the romance of aviation is built on people and planes that refuse to give up when the going gets tough.
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Detail of a Spitfire

Detail of a Spitfire

Our Spit in Restoration

Our Spit in Restoration

Restoration Hangar

Restoration Hangar

Spitfire Highlights

3 Responses to “Spitfire”

  1. [...] Many examples of the Spitfire remain in aviation museums around the world but less than 50 remain flight capable (the majority are in the UK, but more are being restored). I have been fortunate enough to see a number of Spitfire’s over the years (flying and static) including often seeing 2 flying Spitfire’s back in Australia (Temora Aviation Museum), and luckily 2 Spitfire’s fly regularly right here in Washington State too (Flying Heritage Collection and Historic Flight Foundation). [...]

  2. moses says:

    The most beautiful airplane ever built! I am 65, grew up in the UK and have lived in Canada for 35 years. At last year’s Abbotsford airshow I lined up and took my daughter up stairs on a Lancaster. It was wonderful to see her reaction to see what life must have been like on a WWII combat airplane. I look forward to seeing her face this year at the Abbotsford airshow as we (hopefully) see the Spit.
    This is a tribute to my father (a WWII vet) and I am SO grateful for all of those people who have restored this incredible piece of history.
    Personally, I have flown Tiger Moths, Cessna 150 and Mooneys but nothing could compare to sitting in the seat of the importal SPITFIRE

    Good luck and best wishes to you

  3. brilliant aircraft. history ? how did it end up with czech markings ? well done, keep up the dream. thx chas

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