Thursday, April 20, 2017

Flight in a Spitfire: Some Facts to Help You Enjoy Airborne Adventures

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to ride in a fighter plane? History buffs and intrepid explorers will certainly have fun with their experience on board. Take for example the historic spitfire plane. Here are some quick facts that may spark your interest.

What’s in a Name?

You can say the name says a lot of about a plane’s qualities. In this case, the term “spitfire” is derived from an English word meaning “strong” or “fiery.” And if you look at the plane, with its robust body and aggressive nose and wings, it’s easy to imagine how the name fits how it looks.

Bulky at 2,400 kilograms, there’s no doubt that the Spitfire is ready for whatever heavy-duty action it may face. When it was used during the war, it was renowned for its impressive speed reaching up to 582 kph. This impressive plane could go all the way up to as much as 7,000 metres in as little as 9 minutes. It’s also been said that it can clock even faster when it nosedives. Read more on this article: http://bit.ly/2oY51xo

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