At the historic Biggin Hill airfield Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I X4650 took to the skies on March 9th with Mark Bonhomme at the controls. The fighter was reported to have performed perfectly during it's 35-minute test flight. The fighter uses many original parts and is considered a time-capsule by it's restorers. She will make a fine addition to this year's airshow circuit.
Meanwhile Spitfire Mk.XVI TE184 arrived at Biggin Hill having spent the last with Meier Motors in Germany. It will reside with The Spitfire Company at Biggin.