Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Spitfire Flights: Pilot Courses Give You the Chance to Fly a Spitfire
You’ll hardly meet a veteran pilot who’ll say no to the chance of flying a genuine World War II Spitfire, but woe of all woes, only the wealthy or lucky few have realised that dream. That is, until now. Thanks to the world being more open-minded (not to mention more open to taking calculated risks), pilots of all sorts—and even non-pilots—can now take their place in a Spitfire cockpit and fly.
Wounded service personnel—the most worthy of all
They have served the nation, virtually risking their lives for every moment in service flight for the country’s good. It’s time to give them the honour they richly deserve. These are sentiments echoed by Prince Harry when he initiated a scholarship that gives wounded veterans the chance to take on a Spitfire flight solo during the 75th Battle of Britain Anniversary on September 2015. After months of selection, two winners were announced last November.