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92-year-old World War Two veteran flies Spitfire again

Post by Psia » 05/08/15

92-year-old World War Two veteran flies Spitfire again

Joy Lofthouse is a veteran of the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War Two and now, at 92-years-old, the former Spitfire pilot returned to the skies.

Seven decades after her last flight in the iconic plane, Joy described the experience as “lovely: it was perfect”, making her feel "quite young.”

The ATA made an enormous contribution to the war effort by taking over from service pilots the task of ferrying Royal Air Force and Royal Navy warplanes between factories, maintenance units and front-line squadrons.
See the interview clip in the link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02qt65y
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Post by Tregarde » 05/19/15

Awesome story.

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Post by Sibelle » 05/19/15

This is so awesome. She was gorgeous, too. So amazing.

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