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Dec 24 2012

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Spitfire Mk IX flies again at Filton

Le Spitfire Mk IX RR232 en cours de restauration (Photo Andy (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0))

Le Spitfire Mk IX RR232 en cours de restauration (Photo Andy (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0))

The Spitfire Mk IX RR232 / G-BSRF made its maiden flight at Filton, in the UK, on December 18 with test pilot Bill Perrins at the commands. The date was also the last day of operations of Filton airport, which was definitively closed on December 18.

The Spitfire had not flown in 61 years and was restored under Martin Phillip’s leadership. Photos of the restauration and first flight can be found on VMI Engineering’s website.

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