The Sywell Aviation Museum is proud to announce an exciting series of talks
to be held at the Cirrus Room, The Aviator Hotel Sywell, prior to the new season
Grand Opening on Easter Saturday, 20th April 2019.
Sunday 14th April 2019 at 14.30hrs:
“MJ627 – The Life Story of a Spitfire”
by Clifford Hill
The Spitfire is a true aviation icon and this particular Mk.IX is now over 70 years old and still flying regularly. Within his story, Clifford describes both the good and the not so good times in the life of this remarkable example.
Beginning with its manufacture and first flight in 1943, the talk explores this Spitfire’s very active wartime service and then describes a post war conversion into a 2-seat trainer. After a second period of military service and storage, the eventual re-build is covered, leading to a civilian flying career which continues to the present day.
After 50 years as a private pilot, including 18 years of leading a formation display team, also flying in over 30 different types from the Tiger Moth through to the heavier Harvard, B17 Flying Fortress and Spitfire MJ627, Clifford is able to give a unique insight into the handling characteristics and the sensations of being ‘hands on’ with this famous aircraft.