Spitfire

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  1. Palmpilot

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    I just watched "Spitfire - The Plane That Saved the World." It was a very nice documentary, featuring interviews with pilots who flew them during the Second World War. The last day to watch it on Netflix will be April 30th.

    [Edit: I noticed that the same documentary is available on IMDB (which is available through Amazon Prime TV as well as directly online), under the title of just "Spitfire."]
     
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  2. ETres

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    And the Hurricane saved Britain.
     
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    Here is one back home that was doing a fly by of all the hospitals as a tribute to all the health care workers, stopped at old airport for fuel - late 2020 issh 6D761AA3-DADC-46ED-B47D-B2DA9012A5D1.jpeg

    Photo credit : Tom Keating
     
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    Another documentary I'm watching pointed out that the Hurricane shot down over three times as many planes in the Battle of Britain as the Spitfire did.
     
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    Yeah I just watched it a few nights ago as well. Bought it on Blu-ray. Excellent air to air footage.
     
  6. ETres

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    A year ago, my wife and I were in the process of planning a trip to Duxford aerodrome to see the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain airshow to be held in September 2020. And then... well, you know the rest of the story. :mad2::mad2::mad2::mad2:
     
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    Google " The Original Spitfire Surprise Low Pass" language is NSFW - still classic

    YouTube will not allow linking to it
     
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    Astonishingly enough the pilot, Ray Hanna, died of old age at the age of 77 after a lifetime of flying.

    Edit, from the Youtube comments

    You wanted a low pass? I thought you said mow the grass.

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    Ray Hanna raises landing gear after takeoff and descends to cruising altitude.
     
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