Hitchin a Lift

It was very windy a Duxford yesterday so when any of the Spitfires landed two people had to sit in the tail to prevent any risk of ground looping due to the strong wind. This was a tried and tested method in WW2. There was even a incident where a WAAF lady was left sitting on the tail when the Spitfire took off as the pilot had forgotten about her! More info here for those that are interested https://www.tangmere-museum.org.uk/artefact-month/the-waaf-who-flew-a-circuit-on-a-spitfire
Nice shot 👍
posted September 22nd, 2018  
I wonder how many years Mgt Horton dined out on that tail(oops) couldn't resist.
Lovely shot & intriguing story
j
posted September 22nd, 2018  
Fascinating story and a great shot!
posted September 23rd, 2018  
What a great shot this photo tells.
posted September 23rd, 2018  
Well captured
posted September 23rd, 2018  
Super shot - I wondered if you would be at Duxford this weekend!
posted September 23rd, 2018  
Lee
What lucky fellas they are. Good shot Richard.
posted September 23rd, 2018  
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