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SILVER SPITFIRE TO FLY AROUND THE WORLD

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Iconic British Spitfire Aircraft to be Restored for a New Audience in a World
First Circumnavigation of the Globe


Today marks the official launch of an extraordinary project which will come to fruition in Summer 2019 when
a newly restored original Mk IX Spitfire aircraft will begin a spectacular flight around the world. Flown by
British pilots Matt Jones and Steve Brooks, the iconic aircraft will depart from the UK westwards and embark
on a journey of more than four months in a physically, mechanically and logistically challenging adventure.
Silver Spitfire - The Longest Flight is a world-first project to fly a newly restored original Spitfire aircraft
around the world in a celebration of engineering, design excellence and as an inspiration to all those who
will experience this unique aircraft in some of the world’s most iconic and beautiful locations. The
expedition is the brainchild of British pilots Matt Jones and Steve Brooks. They located a long-lost Spitfire
aircraft and are restoring it into a shining silver aircraft. Starting in summer 2019, they want to bring this
aircraft to a global audience in a flight around the world, which will cover a distance of approximately
27,000 miles. The expedition’s principal sponsor is IWC Schaffhausen, a leading manufacturer of Pilot’s
Watches from Switzerland.

https://www.silverspitfire.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thesilverspitfire/
https://twitter.com/LongestFlight
https://www.instagram.com/thesilverspitfire/
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Re: SILVER SPITFIRE TO FLY AROUND THE WORLD

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Distance travelled so far: 12,238 NM. That's nautical miles as opposed to nanometres. Unfortunately, none of the eventual nautical miles are going to include Down Under. Damn! :cry:
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That's a bit of a snub really given the numbers of Spitfires that the RAAF bought and used in WW2.

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