Tomorrow 75 years ago 5th March 1936, a prototype aircraft Reg K5054 took off for the first time at Eastleigh aerodrome near Southampton it was the first flight of the Spitfire
While checking out the link to the low flying Spit earlier I wandered to the other links there and copped a whack of this:Heard a Merlin fly over at work on Tuesday morning. All the blokes stopped what they were doing and craned necks. "That's a....." sighhhhhhh
I were quite impressed.
(Dunno what airframe, couldn't see it!)
Not forgetting, for those who are old enough to remember, the other sound of freedom ... a complete Wing of 4 Vulcan sqns doing a survival scramble. Lincolnshire used to vibrate to the sound of multiple Olympus engines on full chat.They really are the sight and sound of freedom for so many people.