Paul Jansen flies a Spitfire plane

I flew a Spitfire. For a very long time, this was all I could say of the climax of the course I did at the world’s only school for Spitfire pilots. Each time I tried to describe the experience, I found myself grasping for words.

But my memory of that extraordinary day when I was handed control of the legendary fighter plane, over the same rolling downs where the Battle of Britain was fought, is undiminished, as is my resolve to share it.

This, finally, is my report on how I had The Perfect Moment.

Visit Destinations, to read about Paul Jansen’s adventure at the Boultbee Flight Academy in West Sussex, Britain.


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