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Silver Spitfire - The Longest Flight

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Starting from UK, the Silver Spitfire G-IRTY has progressed to Japan on her around the world flight. 76 years old and still going strong!

Arrived from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia to New Chitose, Japan on late Saturday afternoon, September 21.

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Continuing the journey this morning. Thumbs up and ready to go!

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Below is a link to the project website, including live tracking. Go see it, if you get a chance!

The official Silver Spitfire website

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Cool shots! It's really great you were there to see that. I assume it's traveling with a pretty stout support crew following along? It'd be a bear to break down somewhere w/out any Spitfire parts for months.

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Thank you! Yes, they have a support crew with a Pilatus PC-12 traveling alongside. They still have a long way to go, hope they will make it through without major issues.

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The "Silver Spitfire" is safely back in U.K, after a four month adventure around the world!

 

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