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  •  Mark Hanna & Spitfire PR MK XI PL965 (5+ / 0-)

    From the notes:

    This unique and historic video shows Mark Hanna's first visit to Rochester Airport to familiarize himself with Spitfire PL965 and to do some engine testing. On this occasion his sister Sarah accompanied him and is seen wearing a brown coat. Mark subsequently visited Rochester to do further engine tests, followed by the first test flight on 23rd December 1992. Another visit on 29th January 1993 saw Mark do more engine testing, followed by the second and third flights on 1st February 1993.

    It was painted in American markings to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Americans joining the war in Europe. The Americans used Spitfire PR MkXIs over Europe and made some of the longest flights in the Spitfires.

    There are several additional videos of this airplane flying.

    The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

    by Otteray Scribe on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 06:05:09 PM PST

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