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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:27 pm 
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Below is a statement regarding this flight next year.

"AN ICON IN FLIGHT AROUND THE WORLD

The Spitfire marked MJ271 was built in 1943 in Castle Bromwich. At present, the aircraft is being stripped down to its component parts and painstakingly restored. Every single part is being lovingly polished by hand to a brilliant sheen to give the plane its dazzling silver appearance. In spring 2019, the public will have their first chance to see the aircraft, rechristened the "Silver Spitfire".

The round-the-world flight will depart next summer in England. The first part of the tour will see it fly via Canada and into the USA. This route allows the expedition team to benefit from the comparatively mild weather conditions of the Arctic. From there, the route continues via South East Asia to India, before turning towards the Middle East and flying on back to Europe. On its way, the "Silver Spitfire" will also touch down in several countries that have never before seen an aeroplane of this sort on their runways."

Below really nice artwork and computer renders along with a couple of photos of progress in the restoration of Spitfire MJ271.

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Below is Spitfire Mk IX (MJ271) at Duxford in 2016

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:00 pm 
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The renderings are stunning.....should be a beauty!


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Quick silver: The life and times of one very special Spitfire Mark IX
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Matt Jones, Steve Brooks, Lachlan Monro and Gerry Jones's grand project – called Silver Spitfire – is to entirely refurbish an old Spitfire Mark IX, dress it only in sleek, polished silver, then circumnavigate the planet by stopping more than 150 times in over 30 countries.
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An artist's impression of how the Silver Spitfire will look

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:41 am 
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I was speaking to Matt about this last July at OSH. We were on a panel together.

It sounds like an amazing trip!

It certainly blows my 5000 Miles In A Spitfire trip last summer out of the water!


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Indeed. Dave nice little interview about the latest Soyuz event..


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I'm happy that its a new restoration into civilian colors. :drink3:


- although someone will eventually paint it brown and green :?

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