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In the UK, celebrated the anniversary of the airplane demonstration performances

March 6 2006
13:21

Birthday of one of the most famous airplanes of World War II was celebrated in the UK. 70 years ago, rose into the air "Spitfire" - then the best fighter of the RAF.

Celebrated the anniversary demonstration flights. To date, survived several aircraft. Five fighters on the front of the audience showed aerobatics. At the helm of one of the planes sat 93-year-old pilot.

Alex Henshaw, veteran of World War II: "The first time I sat behind the steering wheel of the aircraft on his birthday - November 7, 1939. Only that the war began. It's amazing - its first and its last flight on the "Spitfire" I committed to that airfield. "

The surviving fighters participated in the Battle of Britain. "Informs NTV

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