The Spitfire was to become a legendary aircraft during its service throughout the Second World War. With the development of dozens of marks and variations, it became a symbol of British aero-engineering ingenuity, and technological beauty.
Some of the greatest and most celebrated pilots of the war from varying backgrounds and different nations, had the joy of piloting the Spitfire into battle in the knowledge that they were flying one of the most advanced aircraft of the era. These pilots included some of the most celebrated fighter aces of all time.
With the guidance of Squadron Leader C.V Brown, a serving RAF officer, who has the privilege of piloting these historic aircraft today, we take an in-depth look at the Spitfire’s history and development alongside the stories of pilots who seventy years ago had the privilege of bearing the title ‘Spitfire Pilot’
Release Date: 12 July 2010
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification