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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 16th September, 2010)

Spitfire Over Standish


Spitfire Over Standish
Spitfire which flew over St Wilfrid's Church on Sunday 12th September.

Photo: John Ashcroft  (Canon 550D with an 18-135 lens.)
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Comment by: alan on 16th September 2010 at 00:13

Well caught !

Comment by: gerald pilkington canada on 16th September 2010 at 00:19

where did it fly from where is it kept is it privatly owned

Comment by: Jamie A. Ford on 16th September 2010 at 06:45

A nice shot... I got a good look around this at the Barton Fly in on Sunday, it is actually a 7/8th Replica of a spitfire and it has two seats..!! the back seat doesn't leave much room to move around much.!! Take a look: http://www.flickr.com/photos/beefsteak44/4982544139/

Comment by: Jamie A. Ford on 16th September 2010 at 08:18

Gerald,

It flies from Barton and is privately owned. It is currently up for sale with 'offers invited'

Regards.

Comment by: dave marsh on 16th September 2010 at 08:42

Nice pic John.A Battle of Britain veteran commented on T.V. that the spitfire was so responsive that it seemed to know what the pilot was thinking.

Comment by: gerald pilkington canada on 17th September 2010 at 00:05

what is the engine cant be merlin

Comment by: Jamie A. Ford on 17th September 2010 at 09:33

Hi Gerald,

She's powered by a flat 8, Jabiru engine and sounds lovely..!

Regards

Comment by: Derek callaghan on 18th September 2010 at 00:08

Lovely sight and probably lovely sound. But can't compare with the sound of a merlin. Agree with Dave Marsh

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