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Spitfire pilot from WWII
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:41 pm

Re: Spitfire pilot from WWII
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:47 pm
  • Yeah that's great stuff!
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Re: Spitfire pilot from WWII
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:45 pm
  • What an awesome little documentary.

    Thank you for posting this, made my evening.
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Re: Spitfire pilot from WWII
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:50 am
  • Yes, thank you for posting this marvelous documentary. A bit emotional, as I would LOVE to be able to share it with my dad, who passed away in 2013. I had no idea Americans flew Spitfires, but I would not be surprised if he knew.

    I was at RAF Duxford near Cambridge, where there is a large Imperial War Museum, in 2014:

    https://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford

    To my total amazement, a Spitfire suddenly appeared on the taxiway, took off and proceeded to do aerobatics over the airfield for at least 10-15 minutes. It was just total luck I was there at the time, and my wife said she'd never seen me move so fast, as I raced to the perimeter fence. Almost every type my dad flew was on display in the museum, although he was Royal Navy.

    He did get his supersonic badge in a RAF plane (a Hawker Hunter) - he did a Flight Instructor's Course at a RAF base at some stage, and grabbed the opportunity to fly the Hunter, which I think was Britain's first supersonic plane; probably "equivalent" to the F-100 Super Sabre, although it did have to enter a shallow dive to achieve Mach 1, whereas the F-100 could do it in level flight.
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Re: Spitfire pilot from WWII
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:24 am
  • I can't even imagine doing what this fella did. Fly to and over Berlin WITHOUT ANY WEAPONS? No thanks.

    The look on his face at the end of the vid is priceless.
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Re: Spitfire pilot from WWII
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:35 pm
  • The Spitfire is a respected WW2 plane.
    There are variations of that craft even one that flew off a carrier.
    The Tempest came later which was more like the P51 ..
    I'm sorry for going on but I used to play Fighter Ace and Warbirds ect
    Loved trying many different aircraft but for dogfighting,the Spitfire was a favorite.
    The climb rate,turns and diving of that plane was unreal.
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Re: Spitfire pilot from WWII
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:27 am
  • Aussie Seahawk wrote:Yes, thank you for posting this marvelous documentary. A bit emotional, as I would LOVE to be able to share it with my dad, who passed away in 2013. I had no idea Americans flew Spitfires, but I would not be surprised if he knew.

    I was at RAF Duxford near Cambridge, where there is a large Imperial War Museum, in 2014:

    https://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford

    To my total amazement, a Spitfire suddenly appeared on the taxiway, took off and proceeded to do aerobatics over the airfield for at least 10-15 minutes. It was just total luck I was there at the time, and my wife said she'd never seen me move so fast, as I raced to the perimeter fence. Almost every type my dad flew was on display in the museum, although he was Royal Navy.

    He did get his supersonic badge in a RAF plane (a Hawker Hunter) - he did a Flight Instructor's Course at a RAF base at some stage, and grabbed the opportunity to fly the Hunter, which I think was Britain's first supersonic plane; probably "equivalent" to the F-100 Super Sabre, although it did have to enter a shallow dive to achieve Mach 1, whereas the F-100 could do it in level flight.


    That's awesome about your father! As for the Spitfire, what a jewel. Of course I have never had the honor nor luxury to fly the real thing but for what it's worth I have invested a lot of coin over the years in payware add-ons for my flight simulator (FSX). I have many quality add-ons with exceptional flight dynamics and realism and the Spitfire is by far the sweetest flying WWII warbird in my fleet. Where with the P-51D, P-47, etc, you really have to earn it on the sticks, the Spitfire flies like a Cadillac. No wonder the British loved her.
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Re: Spitfire pilot from WWII
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:06 pm
  • Pretty cool. The guy and the others like him are American Hero’s.
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