Skip to comments.Spitfire OUV. A Truly Emotional Start-Up...UK- Video 5.30 min.
Posted on 03/21/2013 7:44:26 PM PDT by virgil283
"Nick Grace bought the 2 seat Spitfire in 1979 in a dismantled state and after 5 years of work took off with his wife Carolyn on their first flight. Apart from the substantial task of general re-assembly the fuselage and wings were essentially as they left the factory but a large amount of the work involved stripping back to bare metal and re-riveting after treatment with modern anticorrosives which is why OUV is still operational today with no corrosion. .... This short clip is taken from the film "Perfect Lady" which covers the full story of OUV's restoration...and the Spitfire in flying condition."..." now one of Britain's best known display aircraft."
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Thanks for the post.
I am waiting with bated breath for the revelation of those Spits discovered buried in Burma. Neat video!
Thank you for the bated breath. I grow so weary of reading about “baited breath”, where i can only think of Tom and Jerry, with the cat eating a piece of cheese to have baited breath.
Bated, shortened from abated, dates to Shakespeare. Alas, I believe some dictionaries are actually listing ‘baited breath’ as acceptable usage, at least alternatively.
Reminds me of flammable vs. inflammable.
Sounds to me like something you’d use for fishing!
Yes, well, all outcomes are equal. Or at least they should be.
You can quit waiting. A news article several months ago stated that the prime mover in this quest had given up and concluded it was just an urban legend.
Love the Spitfire. A real wonder and a treasure. And American made! /s
Yes, thanks for the careful usage. I’ve given up on explaining discreet vs. discrete
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