Watch again: British pilots take off in restored Spitfire for a tour around the globe


Two British pilots will attempt to fly a newly restored original Spitfire around the globe for the first time.

You can watch their take in the video player, above.

They are expected to cover a distance of 43,000 kilometres and visit 30 countries.

The restored plane fought in WWII but has been de-militarised. The plane was stripped of its military paintwork to reveal a silvery metal underneath.

“It’s the most majestic machine,” pilot Steve Brooks told AFP.

“We’re hoping to reacquaint people with the beauty and the aesthetic of the Spitfire.”

Read the full article at: euronews.com