At present, the aircraft is being stripped down to its component parts and painstakingly restored. Every single part is being lovingly polished by hand to a brilliant sheen to give the plane its dazzling silver appearance.
The round-the-world flight will depart next summer in England. The first part of the tour will see it fly via Canada and into the USA. This route allows the expedition team to benefit from the comparatively mild weather conditions of the Arctic.
French artist Romain Hugault, famed for his aviation-themed illustrations, will be accompanying the Spitfire to create an artistic record of the journey. He is widely regarded as one of the pre-eminent illustrators of classic aviation.
It means so many things to so many people around the world, and we want to take it to as many of them as possible. When we meet in a hangar on the site of the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, the four of them are as excited as schoolboys. Keen to do something extraordinary to celebrate an aircraft they both adore, Brooks thought about taking one to Africa.
Jones had bigger ideas.
A property developer and adventurer, he was both the first person to drive across the ice of the Bering Straits from America to Russia, and the first to fly from pole to pole by helicopter. In a car you can think about other things and maintain control; but on a bike, or a Spitfire, you have to be totally concentrating on every little detail at all times.
I f all goes to plan, the Silver Spitfire will be finished early next year, ready for test flights. Next summer, a carefully restored Spitfire boasting a unique silver-chrome finish will take off from London to embark on a round-the-world flight. Laureus IWC Schaffhausen is one of the main sponsors of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, an organization that brings together top-flight sport and social commitment at a high level. The synopsis in my opinion was better written than the book itself. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is one of only a few hundred Spitfires left in the world, and an even smaller number are airworthy.
T he year-old Jones, on the other hand, is an experienced pilot of aircraft of all sizes and eras, and knows the Spitfire inside out. The pair will share the flying on the circumnavigation.
It feels that quick. The wheels, or rather the propeller, was suddenly in motion.
Over the course of its long and storied military service, there isn't a lot the Supermarine Spitfire hasn't achieved. Designed by RJ Mitchell in the. Next summer, a carefully restored Spitfire boasting a unique silver-chrome finish will take off from London to embark on a round-the-world flight. Schaffhausen, 15th September – IWC Schaffhausen lends its support to the “Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight”expedition.
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