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SPITFIRE ACE - A Competition

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shows 4 pilots of nowadays, competing for flying the real Spitfire.

They go through a WW2 education, beginning on the Tiger Moth.

Great stuff!





SPITFIRE ACE - Parts Three and Four





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This aired a few years ago on the History Channel or somthing similar. The Spitfire pilot should have let them sit in front.

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However - this is a lovingly made ode to a beautiful - even sexy - and decisive aircraft.

It also honours the men who faced the iron storm, and successfully defended their


I had a knot in my throat, when one senior fighter pilot veteran first talked about the

German air force as the "Teutonic Monster" (which I found quite understandable from

his point of view) but then also showed so much compassion for the young fellers who

bailed out from their aircraft with parachutes often failing to open, or getting entangled

with the tail plane.

It is a lot of fun to "play" this in air combat sims - but I guess no one of us can fully

imagine how the real thing was. At least I can't. And maybe the senior fighter pilots

often wonder themselves, how they could ever manage to achieve all this, and live.

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