75th anniversary of Spitfire first flight prototype K5054 at the Battle of Britain Memorial Capel le Ferne

75th Anniversary of the first flight of K5054

To mark the anniversary the Spitfire Society joined forces with the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust and exhibited their superb replica of K5054 at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne near Folkestone over the weekend of the 5th and 6th March 2011. Spitfire Society member Steve Burt, supported the event with the inspired “Fly-with-a-Spitfire” experience. (http://www.goactionstations.com/) His two helicopters operated in concert with Janice and Guy Black’s Spitfire Mk V, BM597, flown by Spitfire Society patron Charlie Brown. (see video clip below). The three aircraft were airborne over and around the memorial site providing a flight to remember for the fortunate and a series of spectacles throughout the weekend for the earth-bound amongst us. A shame that the promised 'sunny intervals' failed to materialise - the weather was very cold and very grey !

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