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Paul Jansen and Sam Whatmough buzz Goodwood Aerodrome in a Harvard combat trainer aircraft. The airfield is home to the world's only school for Spitfire pilots today.


It is a dream which began decades ago when I first laid hands on books about the summer of 1940 when young men flew Spitfire fighter aircraft against the rampaging Germans. It remained a longing that went on the backburner as I worked with a pen instead of a joystick. Yet, always, I wondered: “What will it be like to fly a World War II Spitfire?”

Visit Destinations, to read about Paul Jansen’s adventure at the Boultbee Flight Academy, a school which trains pilots to fly the Spitfire.

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