Silver Spitfire leaves UK on worldwide flight

The Silver Spitfire airborne from Goodwood Aerodrome, Hampshire, to begin the first leg of its worldwide expedition

Two intrepid aviators – Matt Jones and Steve Brooks – left Goodwood Aerodrome on 5 August to attempt to fly a Silver Spitfire around the world, taking in some of the most famous landmarks on the planet from the Grand Canyon in the West to the snow-capped peak of Mount Fuji in the East.

This Spitfire is a UK treasure and represents an emblem of freedom across the globe. The Silver Spitfire expedition is expected to promote the Best of British worldwide showcasing the nation’s heritage in engineering excellence, and an aircraft that changed the course of history.