World War II aircraft Silver Spitfire reaches Nagpur as part of its world tour


    Amar Ashok Jajoo | Nov 4, 2019 19:00

    Silver Spitfire at Air Force Station at Sonegaon in Nagpur
    Silver Spitfire at Air Force Station at Sonegaon in Nagpur

    Silver Spitfire, a vintage aircraft used in World War II, reached the Air Force Station at Sonegaon in Nagpur on Monday as part of its historic world tour. Spitfire landed in Nagpur from Kolkata, where it reached on Sunday from Mandalay. The last time this aircraft flew in the Indian skies was 62 years ago.

    During its tour around the world the Silver Spitfire will travel 27,000 miles, cross 29 countries and will stop at 100 destinations. The expedition was started in August by two pilots from England. The pilots Steve Brook and Matt Jones, during their tour, plan to weave a pattern through countries in which Spitfires flew during the war. It took Brook and Jones nearly two and half years to restore the aircraft.